Dr. Arthur Gundlach is a physician and surgeon who was born in St. Louis, December 19, 1882. His father, August Gundlach, also a native of this city, is now a salesman with the United Bakers Supply Company of St. Louis. The grandfather in the paternal line was a Civil war veteran, serving as a lieutenant of infantry in the Union army. The mother of Dr. Gundlach bore the maiden name of Emily Bohmennkamp and became the wife of August Gundlach in St. Louis on the 9th of Febuary, 1882.
Dr. Gundlach, their only child, pursued his education in the public schools of this city until he had completed the high school course and later matriculated in the Washington University in 1902, winning his M. D. degree upon graduation with the class of 1906. Through the succeeding two years he was interne in the St. Louis City Hospital and in St. Anthony’s Hospital and thus gained broad and valuable experience which well fitted him for private practice. From 190,9 until 1910 he was with the United Railways Company of St. Louis as surgeon and then entered upon general practice in which he has engaged to the present time, having his offices now in the Metropolitan building. He is also surgeon for the Illinois Traction Service and is a member o1 the visiting staff of the St. Louis City Hospital and a member of the staff of the St. Louis University. His private practice is large and of an important character and his ability is widely recognized not only by the general public, but by his professional contemporaries and colleagues as well. During the World war Dr. Gundlach held the rank of captain as member of the Medical Corps of the Twelfth Division and was located at Fort Riley and at Camp Devens near Ayer, Massachusetts. He was in the service altogether for thirteen months, being discharged on the 20th of February, 1919.
On the 14th of February, 1917, at Dover, Ohio, Dr. Gundlach was married to bliss Helen Brucks, a daughter of Louis and Mary (Hoopingarnar) Brucks, now living in Dover, Ohio. Dr. and Mrs. Gundlach have one child, Joan Emily, born August 2, 1920.
As a representative of the Masonic fraternity Dr. Gundlach is well known, having been raised in Mt. Moriah Lodge, No. 40, A. F. & A. M., in 1907. He is also a member of Bellefontaine Chapter. No. 25, R. A. M.; Ivanhoe Commandery, No. 8, K. T.; and Moolah Temple of the Mystic Shrine. He also belongs to the Phi Beta Phi and the Alpha Omega, while his club associations are with the Sunset Hill Country Club and the Triple A Tennis Club. In religious belief he is a Protestant and politically he is a republican, where national questions and issues are involved, but casts a local independent ballot. Along strictly professional lines he has connection with the St. Louis Medical Association, of which he was secretary in 1918 and again in 1920. He likewise belongs to the Missouri State Medical Association and the American Medical Association and through his connection with these bodies keeps in close touch with modern investigation and research into the laws of health and the scientific principles which underlie the principal organism. Anything which tends to bring to man the key to the complex mystery which we call life is of interest to him.