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Access the records: United States, Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968 .
This Collection will include records from 1864 to 1968.
This collection contains a name index and images of the deceased physician card file from the American Medical Association (AMA), which are physician biographic records of decedent records from 1804 to 1968. This file contains names for deceased physicians in the USA with a few names from Canada.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- United States, Deceased Physician File. American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois.
The information varies with each card. The facts usually found include:
- Death date
- Where practiced
The cards may also list
- Where they attended school
- Where living at the time of death
- Cause of death
- Professional affiliations
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and other identifying information such as approximate death date or where practiced.
Search the Collection
To search the collection select the "Browse" link in the initial search page then select the surname range which takes you to the images.
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Use the death date and where they practiced to find them in the U.S. federal census records.
- Use the location to find real estate, land records or commercial records.
- Use the death date to find probate or estate records.
If you are unable to find your ancestor look for variant spellings of the surnames.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in this Collection
"United States, Deceased P...ian File (AMA), 1864-1968," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 19 September, 2012), Aageson, Herman Alexander-Abraham, Herman > Image 10 of 882, Adolph Asher Asker 1927; citing United States, Deceased Physician File. American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois.