I love the physicians affidavits I've been finding on Fold3. With all my civil war ancestors (so far) being Confederates, finding their papers on line has pretty much been a snap using Fold3. Yes, it does cost a bit, but its still cheaper than other ways of getting the information. The Physician Affidavits that I have found in the pension files have been informative and a rare look into the "after affects" of the civil war. The reminders of what these men had to live with day after day long after the war ended.
State of Georgia
T.S. ____________ and W.W. Bruce, both known to me as reputable physicians of said county, who being severally sworn, say on oath that they have examined carefully Warren Clay, applicant for pension under the act of 1894, and after such personal examination, say that his precise physical condition is as follows:
Fifty four years old, chronic bronchitis, general physical disability, which renders him partially disable to do any kind of work or labor.
We further say on oath that the physical condition of applicant renders him unable to labor at any work or calling sufficient to earn a support for himself, and that we have no interest in said pension being allowed.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this the 6th day of April 1895.
[The affidavit is signed by both physicians, but true to form the hand writing is not legible.]