How to Search and View Results

SEARCHING The Gazetteer

The Gazetteer is organized by the physician’s last name and divided into sections by alphabetical letter. Each section is a fairly large pdf and must be downloaded before you can continue your search. Remember depending on your internet connection, it may take several seconds to download the pdf.

You can search all of the sections simultaneously by entering a term in the search box in the blue column that says "Enter search terms ... in this series." A list of the sections that contain your search terms will be returned. Note the terms will be keyword words and will return all words that contain your term. Click on the individual section you want to search.


When you open the individual section, click on the "download" button. When it is downloaded you can open the pdf. Then search that individual pdf by entering a single term in the "Find" box. This term can be a word (pediatrician) or date (1907) Press “Enter.” The first result will be highlighted. You can scroll through the list or press “Enter” for the next result.


Search terms (keywords) will return first or last name of a physician, a location, school, part of a word, etc.

If you know the last name of the physician, it would be best to open the appropriate pdf from the opening page and continue your search from there. (To search for Caswell Smith, open the “S” pdf. Then enter “Caswell” in the “Find” box.)



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.