Biography of D. P. Redwine, M. D.
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D. P. REDWINE, M. D. Few, perhaps none save those who have trod the arduous paths of the profession, can picture to themselves the array of attributes, mental, physical and moral, and the host of minor qualities essential to the making up of a good physician. His constitution must be of the hardiest to withstand the constant shock of wind and weather, the wearing loss of sleep and rest, and contact with disease of all kinds. The above are but a few necessary remarks introducing Dr. D. P. Redwine, who is a native of Searcy County, Arkansas, where he was born January 18, 1855, a son of William P. and P. M. (Hotchett) Redwine, the former of whom came to this county from his native State of Georgia.
The Doctor passed his boyhood days on the farm on which his father settled after coming to this section, and obtained a good practical education in the public schools of Marshall and Boone Counties, Arkansas He took up the study of medicine in 1881, and after a thorough preparation took a course of lectures, and in 1882-83 pursued his investigations in the University of Kansas City. After leaving this institution he successfully practiced his profession for some time, but in 1890 entered the Kentucky School of Medicine at Louisville, where he took a course of lectures and thoroughly fitted himself for the successful practice of the healing art. In this noble calling he has had an experience of twelve years, and during this time he has clearly demonstrated that he is the master of his calling. He is cheerful and encouraging in the sick room, and his manner is such as to at once inspire confidence in his patients, which, in his estimation, is half the battle. His practice covers a large territory, and is among the elite of the section, although he never hesitates to call on those whose means are limited, and from whom he never expects to receive a penny. The Doctor has taken a special course in surgery, and for this branch of the profession he seems to have a natural aptitude and taste, being especially skillful in the management of such cases as have come under his notice. Since 1886 he has been the proprietor of a mercantile establishment in Leslie, the only one in the place, his stock being valued at $2,000, his annual sales amounting to from $10,000 to $25,000. He has always been a pronounced Democrat in politics. He was united in marriage with Miss Ellen M. Freeman, a daughter of I. T. Freeman, of Ohio, who with his wife resides in this county . Mrs. Redwine is also a native of the Buckeye State, and she and the Doctor are the parents of three children: May, Maud, and an infant as yet unnamed.