[ Burlington, Maine ]: Not published 1879-1909. First Edition. 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. Stiff thin boards (nearly detached) with marbled paper and bits of remaining thin black paper spine. A worn, re-purposed lined notebook containing the manuscript notes from the obstetric practice of Samuel W. Bragg, M. D. The first page lends us the title. Inside the front board is a pasted down photograph of the outside of Bragg's office, with (presumably) Bragg, a small child, and a dog on the steps (photograph in poor condition). Inked above the photo is a note for the Harvey Hill Enterprise Co with date of Burlington ME, March 5, 1880 with several names. Chipping, loose pages, overall wear, this was a working document. The first entry is Burlington, ME 11-13-1879, "Mrs. Liverind Peasley[?] a girl miss-carried at 6 mo. caused by lung fever. child lived 1 1/2 hours. a good recovery." Two other entries complete the first page, each numbered, with the location and a summary of the birth. The practice records continue through number 483: "Howland[?] Sept 15 1899, to Mrs John Curley A good 3d". Subsequent entries are not numbered, but continue for an additional 40 pages. Occasional pages excised, but apparently from reuse of the notebook rather than removing entries. The last entry is dated 1909. Most entries are just a few lines, others with more substantive information if problems were encountered. Of particular interest is this detail often recorded: the # of number of children the woman had previously. Some entries note the use of ether. Other towns where deliveries were attended include Lincoln, Enfield, South Lincoln, Lowell (ME), Montague,and Chester. Notes in several hands, at different times, most legible. Fair. Wraps. 
Bragg was a graduate of Univ. Vt Med Dept. in 1879. He apparently practiced in Burlington, ME (and surrounding towns based on entries in the practice record) starting in 1880 where he also was a member of the Harvey Hill Enterprises, which bought up mineral rights. He was also active in surrounding communities, being founder and President of the Enfield Telephone Company in 1898.
Burlington, Maine is in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It is part of the Bangor Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 363 at the 2010 census. (wikipedia)
In our experience, Obstetric Practice manuscripts are difficult to find, especially for smaller communities.