Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Polk 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.
Records at the Polk County Courthouse, County Clerk's Office:
Physicians & Surgeons Record and Chiropractic [includes dentists, optometrists, osteopaths, and naturopaths], vol. 1, 1889-1969 (1 volume);
Register of Nurses [with index], vol. 1, 1912-1968 (1 volume);
Register of Physicians & Surgeons and Chiropractic [includes dentists, optometrists, osteopaths, and naturopaths-alphabetical], vol. 1, 1889-1969 (1 volume).
Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Complex, Building 12, Central Area Pallet:
Clerk C57 [Copy of Medical License-with gaps], 1897-1917 (.05 cu.ft.).
Records at the Polk County Historical Society Museum, Archives:
Optometry Record [with index], 1905-1951 (1 volume);
Record of Dentists' Certificates, 1901-1953 (1 volume).