Charles V. Chapin Papers Charles V. Chapin Papers 1880-1941


Charles V. Chapin Papers, 1880-1941

Charles V. Chapin Papers Charles V. Chapin Papers 1880-1941

Charles V. Chapin (1856-1941) served as Superintendent of Health in Providence, RI from 1884-1932 and as City Registrar from 1889-1932. Chapin was well known nationally and internationally for his public health work related to contagious diseases, such as diphtheria, scarlet fever, and typhoid. In 1910, he was instrumental in setting up City Hospital, where people who had contagious diseases could get medical care. This collection contains biographical information, certificates, commissions, correspondence, manuscript material, physician's reports and scrapbooks related to Chapin's work.

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Chapin, Charles V. (Charles Value), 1856-1941 (person)

Charles V. Chapin: Superintendent of Health, Providence, R.I. From the description of Report concerning the state board of health / [Charles V. Chapin]. [1912?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 49480067 Physician, public health officer, educator,and writer. From the description of Papers, 1901-1939. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 145430096 Charles V. Chapin (1856-1941) was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Joshua Bickne...