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ITEM Identifier: H MS c559

James C. Madden formulary record book

Content Description

Consists of a formulary used by James C. Madden in his role as owner and pharmacist at Wamsutta Drug store in North Attleboro, Massachusetts during the early 20th century. Madden received the formulary from the previous proprietor of Wamsutta Drugs, Thomas Coady, when Madden purchased the store from him in 1938; inscriptions inside the volume indicate that Coady received the volume in 1893.


  • 1893-1956 (inclusive)

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0.2 cubic feet (1 letter size document box)

Biographical / Historical

James C. Madden (1891-1951) was a pharmacist and owner of Wamsutta Drug, a pharmacy in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Madden worked for several years in Pittsfield, Massachusetts as a pharmaceutical clerk before becoming a registered pharmacist in 1917. He relocated to North Attleboro, Massachusetts in the 1930s and purchased Wamsutta Drug from Thomas Coady in 1938.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted to the Center for the History of Medicine by Katheryn Viens in 2016 (Accession #2019-020).

Madden, James C. Formulary record book, 1893-1956 (inclusive): A Finding Aid
Caroline Littlewood
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Repository Details

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