Cecil W. Brown, M.D.

CECIL W. BROWN, M. D. One of Clinton County's leading physicians and surgeons, and a sound thinker who is deeply interested in medical research, is Dr. Cecil W. Brown, of the City of Clinton, former president of the Jane Lamb Hospital and still a member of its operating staff. He is widely known professionally in the field of internal medicine, and, as a learned member of representative scientific bodies, has contributed valuably to medical knowledge in the realm of research work.

Doctor Brown was born November 13, 1876, at Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, and is a son of Joseph and Sarah (Gott) Brown. His father, who was for a long number of years a well known and successful breeder of Shorthorn cattle in Canada, is now living in retirement at Strathroy, at the age of eighty-six years, Mrs. Brown also surviving, at the age of eighty-one years. They have been the parents of five children: George, Olive, Russell, Alma and Cecil W.

Cecil W. Brown, after receiving his early education in the schools of Strathroy, entered the University of Western Ontario, graduating from the medical department of that institution as a member of the class of 1906 and receiving the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He then served an internship of one and one-half years at the Provincial Hospital at London, Ontario, Canada, and in 1907 came to Clinton to engage actively in the practice of his calling. While he is familiar with every branch of his calling, he is probably best known in his specialty of internal medicine, in which he has gained a reputation that extends far beyond the limits of Clinton and in which he has done much interesting, effective and successful work. At Clinton, where he maintains modern offices, fully and appropriately equipped, at 503 Wilson Building, he is justly accounted one of the leaders of his profession. He is a member of the Clinton County Medical Society, the Iowa State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, being a past president of the county society. He likewise is a past president of the Jane Lamb Hospital and a member of its staff, and was one of the original donators of the Tri-State Medical Association. He is also prominent for his activities in research work and is a member of the Anesthetic Research Society and the Mid-West Anesthetic Society. Doctor Brown is a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Commandery at Clinton and the Mystic Shrine at Davenport. He is a charter member of the Kiwanis Club, of which he was the first president, and belongs to the Clinton Country Club and the Wapsipinicon Club. He is a Republican in his political views, without aspiration for political honors, and his religious affiliation is with the Presbyterian Church.

On December 11, 1907, Doctor Brown was united in marriage with Miss Anna E. Whiddon, daughter of John and Mary (Ross) Whiddon, the former a native of England and a general merchant at Bayfield, Ontario, Canada, and the latter a native of Nova Scotia. Doctor and Mrs. Brown have no children and reside at 432 Fifth Avenue, South, at Clinton.