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 139, mention
Admitted as a member of the Lee Co. Medical Society on August 1, 1874.
pg 151, mention
Dr. Orr was one of the organizers of the Wapello County Medical Society in 1853. During the Civil War the society did not meet, and not until 1870 was it again reorganized with Dr. W.L. Orr, president.
pg 335-336, full text
We learn from the American men of science that Dr. Samuel Torrey Orton was born at Columbus, Ohio, on October 15, 1879; that he received the B.S. degree at the Ohio State University in 1901 and his M.D. diploma from Pennsylvania in 1905. His A.M. degree came from Harvard in 1906. He was pathologist and clinical director of Worcester State Hospital, Massachusetts from 1910 to 1914; instructor in neuropathology at Harvard in 1913. He was a scientific director in Pennsylvania Hospital at Philadelphia before he had the professorship which he has occupied at Iowa City, as professor of psychiatry and director of the State Psychopathic Hospital since he came to Iowa.
(H. Osborne *)
pg 157, 158, 159 & 160, mention
Dr. Henry Osborne, University of Iowa (Keokuk), 1855; original member of the Council Bluffs Medical Society when it organized in 1869. He was elected to the board of censors of that organization on August 2, 1869. On February 7, 1870 he was elected a delegate to the State Medical Society in Des Moines. At the October 3, 1870 meeting, Dr. Osborne was fined $1 for non-attendance and for neglect to bring forward his essay of that evening. At the August 4, 1973 [sic] meeting, Dr. H. Osborne was elected president.
pg 286, full text
Biographical Sketch of the Life of Dr. Merrill Otis of
pg 183, mention
About 1900 a medical journal appeared in Des Moines, edited by Dr. Overton. It did not appear regularly, or apparently have any definite purpose. It soon disappeared.
pg 38, mention
Came to Mahaska Co. about 1845. He was not a medical college graduate.
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