Iowa History Project
Medicine in Iowa
by D.S. Fairchild, M.D., F.A.C.S.
reprinted from The Journal of the Iowa State Medical Society, 1927
transcribed from the original book for the Iowa History Project by S. Ferrall
pg 47, 48 & 151, mention
Dr. B.G. Neal began practice in Louisa county prior to 1850. He located in Columbus City in 1848 or 1849 and practiced without a medical diploma until 1856 when he received his medical degree from Rush Medical College. Dr. Neal early in 1860 near Columbus City performed a Cesarean Section: the first it is said ever performed in this section of Iowa. January, 1854, Dr. B.G. Neal of Columbus City was admitted to membership in the Louisa County Medical Society.
pg 45-46, full text
Dr. Samuel Nealy located in Washington county in 1840. He was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and served as a surgeon with the American forces in the war of 1812. He died in Washington co. in 1871.
pg 164, mention
Dr. J.H. Nelson was a member of the Madison County Medical Society when it was organized in 1873.
throughout the book there were instances of a physician's name
being given slightly differently from one mention to another;
whenever I was positive they denoted the same man, I have
included the alternate name or spelling, not knowing which is the
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