MEDIA
Medical Certificate from the Baltimore Alms House
Original Author: Trustees and attending physician of the Baltimore Alms House; Joseph Perkins, engraver
Created: April 27, 1836
Medium: Engraved certificate

Medical Certificate from the Baltimore Alms House

A certificate signed on April 27, 1836, by the trustees of the Baltimore Alms House attests that James L. Cabell, M.D., had served in that institution for sixteen months as a medical resident. An engraved image on the certificate depicts a simply dressed man and woman—presumably two inmates in the institution—as they walk in front of the poorhouse.

Citation: James Cabell Diplomas, 1831–1882. Accession #7128. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

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