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PALMER, Clarence E. (ca. 1916)


Posted By: Jennifer Gunderson (email)
Date: 3/22/2021 at 22:50:06


Although Dr. Clarence E. Palmer has been located in Hawarden for only about two years, still he has gained the confidence of the public through the successful manner in which he is handling his cases and is fast gaining a substantial place and name for himself in the community. He is a native of Iowa, his birth having occurred in New Hartford on the 28th of February, 1885. His parents, M. L. and Mattie Palmer, were formerly farming people but are now living retired in Mason City, this state.

Dr. Clarence E. Palmer was reared in much the usual manner of farm lads, alternating his work in the fields with the acquirement of an education in the public schools, while later he completed the high-school course at Allison, Butler county. Upon graduation from the Mason City high school he engaged in teaching for about three years but he merely took up this work in order to earn the money with which to fit himself for the medical profession and not as a permanent occupation, and at the end of three years he entered the medical department of the State University at Iowa City, receiving the degree of M. D. in 1912. Subsequently he spent one year in Flower Hospital, New York City, and was thus well qualified to engage in the practice of his profession, when, on the 21st of July, 1913, he located in Hawarden and opened an office. From the outset of his career he has given evidence of his ability to handle the cases that have come to him and his patronage has already grown to gratifying proportions.

It was on the 4th of May, 1914, that Dr. Palmer was united in marriage to Miss Blanche W. Horton, of Hawarden. In religious faith the doctor is a Congregationalist, while his wife holds to the Presbyterian belief. In fraternal circles he is identified with the Masons, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias, while in the strict path of his profession he is identified with the Sioux Valley Medical Society, the county and state medical societies and the American Medical Association, and through his connection there with comes in contact with physicians of larger learning and experience and thereby gains knowledge of advanced methods and ideas of practice. He is a young man, much interested in his work, and if his present standing in the profession is a criterion of what the future holds in store for him, he will undoubtedly make for himself a high place in professional circles.

Source: Brigham, Johnson. Iowa : its history and its foremost citizens. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1916. Transcribed by Jennifer Gunderson (Mar 2021).

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