Biography of Adam Guthrie, Jr., M. D.
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ADAM GUTHRIE, JR., M. D. This gentleman is an exceptionally successful and popular physician of Quitman. He is scholarly and well informed in every branch of his profession, is intelligent and well posted on all matters of public interest and stands well in the community, both as a citizen and as a professional man.
His father, Adam Guthrie, Sr., is a native of Nelson County, Kentucky, his birth occurring near Bardstown in 1826. In his veins flows sturdy Scotch blood and from his Scottish ancestors he has inherited many of his most worthy traits of character, being industrious, thrifty and “canny.” They have been prominent in the history of Kentucky and are still classed among the first people of that State or in whatever locality they have chosen as their home. Adam Guthrie, Sr., was given excellent educational advantages in his youth, is an accomplished and profound scholar and is a graduate of the Medical Department of the University of Louisville. In 1852 he went to Dallas, Tex., where he remained for some time, then came to Arkansas and located in Van Buren County. In 1861 he was married to a Miss Bradley, who is now dead, and Adam Guthrie, Jr., is the only fruit of this union.
The latter was educated in Quitman College, under the supervision of his father, and acquired a very thorough knowledge of the world of books, but from early youth seemed to have a natural taste for medicine and when but seven years of age was employed in filling out some of his father’s prescriptions. He attended medical lectures in 1885-6 and 1886-7, graduating from the Little Rock Medical College in the last mentioned year, after which he at once entered upon the practice of his profession and at a later period was joined in his practice by his father and still later by Dr. Hamilton. In this most noble of professions and one of the most beneficial to mankind Dr. Guthrie has met with marked success and has shown that he possesses ability of a high order and so far as man can be is well equipped to fight with the “grim destroyer.” He has a large practice among the very best people of the county and his patronage is constantly growing as his success spreads abroad. In 1887. Dr. Guthrie married Miss Sarah Greeson, of Clinton, a schoolmate, and in their comfortable home they dispense a refined, generous hospitality. The Doctor is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and has represented both the subordinate lodge and chapter in the Grand Lodge of the State. He is president of the board of stewards of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he has for several years been a member. He was a member of the company that built the roller mills at Quitman, which is supposed to be the finest mill in the State, and also gave his aid to the erection of the college at this place. He is a member of the Medical Association of the State and is first vice-president of that body, and also belongs to the American Medical College. He makes a point of keeping up with all advances made in his profession and is well posted. on all matters of public interest. He has recently been chosen president of section on surgery in the Arkansas State Medical Society, a position which he is eminently qualified to fill.