This collection is comprised of letters, photographs, articles, and lectures documenting the work of Dr. Joseph Addison Stucky, especially his involvement in the treatment of trachoma in eastern Kentucky during the early 1900s.
The collection includes miscellaneous Stucky correspondence with the following individuals: Dr. John McMullen, of the U. S. Public Health Service; Harriet Butler, staff nurse at Hindman Settlement School; and school director, May Stone. Letters detail Stucky's initial interest in conducting trachoma clinics in Knott county, his visits and treatment of patients there, and his role in the 1912 Public Health Service Survey of trachoma incidence. Photographs document Stucky's eastern Kentucky work and include images of clinics at Hindman, patient treatment, clinic staff, Pine Mountain Settlement School, and several landscape views. The photographs include black and white prints as well as negatives of various sizes; the majority of the images are unlabeled. The rest of the collection consists mostly of publications and articles by Stucky which relate to trachoma, other medical topics, nursing, and social living.