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Biography of Henry Louis Dausman A.M., Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Henry Louis Dausman, a physician and surgeon of St. Louis, his native city, was born January 18, 1855. His father, the late Henry Dausman, was a native of Germany but was brought by his parents to America when only two years of age, the family home being established on a farm near Evansville, Indiana. There Henry Dausman was reared, pursuing his education in nearby schools and after reaching a working age learned the tobacco business, thoroughly acquainting himself with that task. In 1850 he became associated in tobacco manufacturing in connection with John E. Liggett under the firm style of Liggett & Dausman. This connection was maintained until 1873, when the partnership was dissolved and Mr. Dausman became a partner of John T. Drummond, organizing the Dausman & Drummond Tobacco Company. This partnership was continued for a number of years, at the end of which time the business was sold to the tobacco trust. At the time of the sale the firm was among the largest conducting business independently in the United States. The death of Henry Dausman occurred in St. Louis in 1891, when he had reached the age of seventy-seven years. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Nancy Jones, was a native of Virginia and a representative of one of the old families of that state of English lineage. Her grandfather was an officer in the Revolutionary war under Washington. Mrs. Dausman passed away in 1906 at the advanced age of eighty years. By her marriage she became the mother of four children, three daughters and a son, all of whom have now passed...

Biography of Henry W. Hermann, M.D

Dr. Henry W. Hermann, who has attained prominence in the field of neurology, was born on the 9th of June, 1855, at Hermansburg, Washington county, Arkansas, and is a son of Charles F. and Lena D. (Wilhelmi) Hermann. According to a genealogical record printed by C. F. Hermann, the first date mentioned in connection with the family in America is 1650. In a volume entitled Founders of Harman’s Station, Kentucky, it appears that one Heinrich Hermann from the same family reached America about the year 1700, penetrated as far west as the Mississippi river, and was celebrated as an Indian fighter. During the Revolutionary war his sons fought the British who had incited the Indians to make war upon the early settlers. The Wilhelmi genealogy dates back to 1525, naming a minister, the builder of a beautiful pulpit at Elprincen, Westphalia. The eldest son in this family has been a minister for nine generations and the father of Lena D. Wilhelmi also devoted his life to that holy calling. Charles F. Hermann left his home at Mannheim, Germany, in 1848 after the failure of the revolution when liberty loving men sought to establish a republic. Unsuccessful in this attempt he resolved to emigrate to America and enjoy the advantages, opportunities and liberties of the new world. Crossing the Atlantic he and his brother John founded the town of Hermansburg, Arkansas, which was destroyed during the Rebellion. They afterward settled in St. Louis, establishing the firm of C. F. Hermann & Company in 1865. Charles F. Hermann wedded Lena D. Wilhelmi, whose ancestors had also been participants in the struggle...

Biography of William Waddell Duke, M.D.

Dr. William Waddell Duke, physician of Kansas City, was born in Lexington, Missouri, a son of Henry Buford and Susan (Waddell) Duke, the former a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and the latter of Lexington, Missouri. The father, now retired, was a manufacturer of farm implements and harness of the firm of Buford & George Manufacturing Company. Dr. Duke attended the Kansas City schools until graduated from the high school with the class of 1901. He next entered Yale University and gained his Ph. B. degree in 1904, while in 1908 Johns Hopkins University conferred upon him the M. D. degree, following the completion of the regular four years course in that institution. He next entered the Massachusetts General Hospital as an interne and was graduated in 1910, while in 1911 he did postgraduate work in the University of Vienna. He was voluntary assistant in research at the University of Tubingen, Wurttemberg, in 1912, and since then has devoted his attention to the practice of medicine. He has carried on a consulting practice in internal medicine in Kansas City from 1912 to the present time and has manifested a most active and helpful interest in medical research since entering upon the study o1 medicine and has contributed much to the current literature of the profession. He is the author of a monograph entitled, “Oral Sepsis in Its Relationship to Systemic Disease,” published by the Mosby Publishing Company of St. Louis in 1918. At Los Angeles, May 18, 1920, Dr. Duke was married to Miss Frances Thomas, a daughter of Mrs. E. C. Thomas, who came from Kentucky to Missouri about 1900....

Biographical Sketch of Augustus F. House

House, Augustus F.; physician; born, Cleveland, Oct. 7, 1847; son of Hudson M. and Mary Snyder House; studied at Woodville and Oberlin; graduated Western Reserve Medical College; post-graduate work at Vienna, Berlin and London; married, Cleveland, 1872, Mary Grace Cleave; two children; clinical professor of surgory, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cleveland; director and member of finance committee of Lake Shore Banking & Trust Co.; member American Medical Ass’n, Ohio State Medical Ass’n, Cleveland Academy of Medicine (president, 1898); pres. of medical staff and trustee St. Clair Hospital; Past Eminent Commander of Oriental Commandery, K. T., Past Most Excellent High Priest, Webb Chapter, R. A. M., Past Master, Cleveland City Lodge, F. & A. M.; member of Library Board five years; member Co. G, 3d Ohio Veteran Vol....

Biographical Sketch of Henry A. Becker

Becker, Henry A.; surgeon; born, Chicago, Ill., March 3, 1870; son of August Becker; educated, West High School; Adelbert, 1891; W. R. U., medicine, 1894; University of Vienna and Berlin, 1896-97; same universities 6 months, 1912; married, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 18, 1901, Miss Laura E. Ferguson; one son, William Nevison Becker, age 9; visiting surgeon in chief to German Hospital; associate in surgery at Lakeside Hospital; assistant professor of surgery in medical dept. of Western Reserve University; fellow of American College of Surgery, State and American Medical Ass’n; member Sigma Nu Sigma Medical Fraternity; member University, Clifton, Keswick Golf and Cleveland Yacht Clubs. Recreations: Boating, Automobiling, Fishing and...

Biographical Sketch of Martin Friedrich, M. D.

Friedrich, Martin, M. D.; born, Paussau, Prussia, May 11, 1885; son of Joseph and Therese Bauer Friedrich; early education in the schools of Passau and the gymnasium there; 4 years in the University of Munich; then went to Paris to study French Literature at the Sorbonne and the Bibliotheque; there three years; in 1892 entered the Medical Dept. of Western Reserve University, Cleveland; graduated with degree of M. D., 1894; spent two years in study abroad in Vienna, Paris and Berlin; in early years engaged in the lumber business in Crawford, Pa.; came to Cleveland in 1892; in 1897, associated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons as a lecturer on internal medicine and diagnosis; since 1901, health officer of Cleveland; consulting physician City Hospital, and Warrensville Sanitarium; member the following, Cleveland Academy of Medicine, State and American Medical Ass’n, Society for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis; American Public Health Ass’n, and The American and Ohio Health Committees; charter member German Literary Society, the Alliance Franchise, French; Literary Society; devotes much time to the study of public health and elimination and prevention of contagious diseases; under his direction, a bacteriological laboratory was opened; meat and milk inspection and daily school inspection started; member Chamber of Commerce; in Masonry, has attained Knight Templar degree; belongs to Forest City Commandery; member Schlaraffia German Literary...

Biographical Sketch of Lyman W. Childs

Childs, Lyman W.; physician; born, Lee, Ill., Oct. 1, 1867; son of Charles and Ann Eliza Smith Childs; graduate, Illinois State Normal University, 1890, at Western Reserve Medical College, 1894, studied in University of Vienna, 1899-1900; married, Waterloo, Ia., 1902, Colene C. Hogg; issue, Evelyn L., Frances B., Eleanor M., Lyman W., Jr.; member sanitation committee, Chamber of Commerce, for three years; instrumental in introduction of medical inspection in Cleveland public schools; introduced first fresh air school in Cleveland in 1911; house physician, City Hospital, 1894; medical examiner, Cleveland Public Schools, 1910-1913; member Cleveland Medical Society and American Medical Ass’n;...

Biographical Sketch of George W. Crile

Crile, George W.; surgeon, born, Chili, O., Nov. 11, 1864; son of Michael and Margaret (Deeds) Crile; A. B., Ohio Northern University, 1884, A. M., 1888; M. D., Wooster University, Cleveland, 1887; student Vienna, 1893; London, 1895; Paris, 1897; (hon. Ph. D., Hiram College, 1901); married Grace McBride, of Cleveland, Feb. 7, 1900; prof. clin. surgery, Western Reserve University, since, 1900; surgeon, Lakeside Hospital Alvarenga prize, College Physiology, Phila., 1901; fellow, A. A. A. S.; member-Association of American Pathologists and Bacteriologists, A. M. A.; American Surgical Association; Soc. Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Physiology Society. Author: Surgical Shock, 1897; Surgery of Respiratory System, 1900; Certain Problems Relating to Surgical Operations, 1904; On the Blood Pressure in Surgery, 1903; Hemorrhage and Transfusion, 1909; major and brigade surgeon, U. S. V., 1898-1899, war with...

Biographical Sketch of Ernest Ludwig

Ludwig, Ernest; Consul of Austria-Hungary for Ohio and Michigan; born, Pozsony, Hungary, 1876; son of John and Sophia L. Ludwig; educated, College of Pozsony, Hungary, and Oriental Academy, Vienna; married, Peking, China, 1903, Sarah Edith Kendrick; military service in the 9th Hussar Regiment (Count Nadasdy); service in China ten years attached to Austro-Hungarian Legation, Peking; 1902, in charge of Legation; 1903, Judge of the mixed court in Shanghai; 1905, Consul in Tientsin; 1908, in Peking, as Chinese sec’y of the Austro-Hungarian Legation; since 1910, Consul in Cleveland, O.; author of numerous books and reports; member of the Imperial Royal Geographical Society of Austria, Touranian Society of Hungary, National Geographical Society of America, Societe Historique of France, Grand Cross Chinese Order of the Double Dragon, Knight of the Order of the Iron Crown, etc.; member Peking Club, Peking, Euclid and Athletic Clubs, Cleveland; Arctic Club, Seattle,...

Biographical Sketch of John J. Thomas

Thomas, John J.; physician; born, Cleveland, Nov. 18, 1868; son of Isaac and Mary J. Richards Thomas; educated, Cleveland public schools; degrees of A. B. and A. M., Adelbert College, W. R. U.; M. D. degree, Medical Dept., W. R. U.; post graduate, Frankfort and Strassburg, Germany, and Vienna, Austria; married, Washington, D. C., June 6, 1900; one son, born Aug. 7, 1907; member Cleveland Board of Health, 1911-1912-1913; associate in obstetrics, W. R. IT., Medical Dept.; visiting pediatrist, Cleveland City Hospital; visiting obstetrician and pediatrist, St. Ann’s Maternity Hospital and Infant Asylum; consulting obstetrician, Maternity Hospital; physician for University School; visiting physician, Infants’ Rest; sec’y medical staff of the Babies’ Hospital; sec’y and treas. of The Cleveland Milk Commission; also of Cleveland Medical Society, Ohio Hospital Society, American Medical Ass’n, National Association of Medical Milk Commissioners; member Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and Cleveland Chamber of...
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