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Biography of Joseph David Pettet, M. D.

Joseph David Pettet, M. D. With scientific progress shown on every side, medicine has been making wonderful strides forward, discoveries and inventions almost changing methods of practice and broadening the viewpoint of both practitioner and patient. The modern man of medicine no longer confines his efforts to alleviating the temporary ailment, but searches for the seat of the trouble, and prescribes right living, exercise and open air quite as often as medicine. To practice according to the enlightened idea of the present century, requires not only more careful training, but a certain, sure aggressiveness, and no physician of Crawford County has this and other admirable qualities more fully than has Dr. Joseph David Pettet, of Arcadia. Doctor Pettet is practically a newcomer to Arcadia, but has already impressed himself upon the people of the community not only as a thorough, learned and enlightened practitioner, but as a citizen desirous of assisting his adopted locality to better things. Born in Daviess County, Indiana, April 16, 1875, Doctor Pettet is a son of George W. and Nancy E. (Greer) Pettet. The family originated in France and its early members were pioneers of Indiana, where the grandfather of Doctor Pettet, also a physician and surgeon, passed his life. George W. Pettet was born in 1839, in Boone County, Indiana, where he was reared and educated, and as a young man removed to Morgan County, in the same state, where he was married. Subsequently he went to Daviess County, Indiana, and engaged in farming until 1877, in which year he brought his family to Kansas and located as a pioneer farmer in Montgomery...

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