Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Medical Profession Registration Records


Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Also see the Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings series for more medical profession licensing records.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Applications to Register Physicians Druggists [trifolded], 1887-1915 (.15 cu.ft.);
Optometry Record [with index], vol. 1, 1905-1971 (1 volume);
Register Physicians and Surgeons [includes chiropractors, naturopaths, hearing aid fitters and dealers, podiatrists, dentists, veterinarians, osteopaths, and chiropodists-with index], vol. 1, 1889-1970 (1 volume);
Register Physicians Druggists & Dentists [with index], 1887-1890 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Record of Dentists' Certificates [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records-with index], vol. 1, 1899-1953 (1 volume).


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