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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Walter Kelley

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Kelley, Samuel Walter; physician, surgeon; born, Adamsville, Muskingum County, O., Sept. 15, 1855; son of Walter and Selina Catherine (Kaemmerer) Kelley; preparatory education, public schools, Zanesville, O., and St. Joseph, Mich.; M. D., Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1884; also studied in hospitals in London; married Amelia Kemmerlein, of Wooster, O., July 2, 1884; chief dept. of diseases of children, Polyclinic, Western Reserve University, 1886-1893; prof. diseases of children, Cleveland College Physicians and surgeons (Med. Dept. Ohio Wesleyan University), since 1893; pediatrist City and St. Luke’s hospitals; pediatrist and orthopedist St. Clair Hospital; surgeon-in-chief Holy Cross Home for Crippled and Invalid Children; sec’y med. staff Cleveland City Hospital, 1891-1899, pres. 1899-1902; entered service as civilian surgeon Spanish American War; recommended for “efficiency in the field under most trying circumstances”; commander brigade surgeon of volunteers, with rank of major, Aug. 17, 1908. Editor: Cleveland Medical Gazette, 1885-1901; pres. Ohio State Pediatric Society, 1896-1897; chairman section on diseases of children, A. M. A., 1900-1901; pres. Association American Teachers of Diseases of Children, 1907-1908; member Association Military Surgeons of U. S., Ohio State Medical Ass’n, etc.; Republican. Author: About Children, 1897; In the Year 1800, 1904; Surgical Diseases of Children, 1909; also numerous original articles, editorials, essays, lectures, etc.


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