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Charles V. Chapin Papers

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Title:Charles V. Chapin Papers
Date range:1880-1941
Creator:Chapin, Charles V. (Charles Value), 1856-1941
Extent:11 linear feet
Abstract: 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.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection number:MSS 343