Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill 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 Oregon State Archives:
Book of Registrations For Physicians and Druggists & Veterinary Surgeons [includes optometrists and opium peddlers], 1887-1927 (1 volume);
Optometry [Register], 1905-1928 (1 volume);
Record and Registry Book of Practicing Physicians and Surgeons & Dentists & Trained Nurses, vol. 1, 1889-1921 (1 volume);
Record of Dentists' Certificates [with index], vol. 1, 1899-1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
M.D.s, Optometrists, Chiropractors, Nurses, Dentists, Etc. [Registration Record], vol. 2, 1915-1958 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Museum Research Library:
Register of Physicians Dentists & Druggists [with index], 1881-ca.1904 (1 binder);
Yamhill County Doctors [Physician's Register-photocopy], 1889-1907 (.05 cu.ft.).


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