Medical school diploma of Joseph Adrian Booth
Joseph Adrian Booth receives his diploma from New York University granting him a doctorate in Artis Medicae et Chirurgicae [medical and surgical arts]. The diploma is printed in Latin on vellum paper and signed by his professors, Council President, and Council Secretary. On the reverse side of the diploma, the Clerk of the City and County of New York registers Booth's certificate on March 16, 1889. Before receiving this diploma, J.A. Booth worked as a San Francisco mail carrier, lived with mother, and upon her death he seems to have spent his inheritance on medical school at New York University. Although Booth received his doctorate in medical and surgical arts, he never practiced medicine.
New York University
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
paper and ink
59 x 48 cm