DANIEL FRANKLIN, M. D.
The world has little use for the misanthrope. The universal brotherhood of men is widely recognized, as is also the truth that he serves God best who serves his fellow man. There is no profession, business or vocation which calls for greater sacrifice or more devoted personal attention than the medical profession. The most successful physician is he who, through love of his fellow men, gives his time and earnest attention to the relief of human suffering. The successful physician is bound to make friends wherever he is known and he will retain the respect and esteem of all classes of people. Among the able young physicians of Audubon, this county, is Dr. Daniel Franklin, a young man who deserves great credit for his accomplishments.|
Daniel Franklin, the youngest son of Harry and Bessie Franklin, was born in Russia on July 27, 1893. His primary studies were directed by a private tutor and when ten years of age he entered the gymnasium. After four years of study there he came to America, landing in New York City on December 1, 1907. Spending only a few days in the cities of New York and in Chicago, he heeded the advice of Horace Greeley, and came west, locating at Omaha, Nebraska, where he entered the public schools, and, by the diligent study of English, qualified himself for admittance to Creighton Medical College. During his period of attendance at this college, in order to defray his college expenses, he worked as chemist for a creamery, and during the last year of his attendance at the medical school was a resident interne at the Omaha general hospital. He was graduated from the Creighton Medical College on April 30, 1914, and immediately after receiving his diploma came to this county, locating in Audubon on May 9th of that year, at once entering on the active practice of his profession. Although he is a young man, Doctor Franklin's practice is growing rapidly, and, by his courteous manners, his careful practice of the ethics of his profession and the high standard of his professional skill, he is fast gaining the confidence and respect of the people of Audubon county.
Doctor Franklin is a member of the Audubon County Medical Society, the Iowa State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, in all of which organizations he takes a deep interest. Fraternally, the doctor is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
Doctor Franklin is one of the rising young physicians of Audubon county, and his career forcibly illustrates what can be accomplished by the worthy sons of foreign countries who come to our land, and by persistent energy and determination win merited success.
Transcribed from History of Audubon County, Iowa Its People, Industries and Institutions With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families, by H. F. Andrews, editor, Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1915, pp. 326-327.