Biography of Harry G. Greditzer, M.D.
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Dr. Harry G. Greditzer, specializing in the practice of surgery in St. Louis, was born in Nevada, Missouri, December 4, 1889, a son of A. S. Greditzer, a native of Germany, who came to the United States in 1870, when sixteen years of age, first settling in New York and afterward removing to Mississippi, while in 1887 he came to Missouri. He was a resident of Nevada, this state, for thirteen years and in 1900 removed to St. Louis, where he has since made his home and continues in business as a commercial traveler. He married Rose L. Levy, who was born in Quincy, Illinois, and came of German lineage. She passed away in St. Louis in 1914, at the age of fifty-nine years.
Their only child, Dr. Greditzer, was educated in the public schools of Boonville and Centralia, Missouri, and in the Riddick school of St. Louis, while later he was graduated from the Central high school of this city with the class of 1908. He next entered the medical department of Washington university and won his professional degree in 1912. Immediately after his graduation he entered upon the practice of medicine in St. Louis, specializing in genito-urinary surgery, and is today well known as a urologist. He is a member of the St. Louis Medical Society, the Missouri State Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the American Urological Association and the Southern Medical Association. He is likewise a member of the medical staff of Washington University and is assistant in surgery and surgeon to out-patients in the genito-urinary clinic. He is well known as a regular contributor to leading medical journals and a contributor to Dr. Bartlett’s Post-Operative Treatment, which is recognized as a standard work of the profession. During the World War Dr. Greditzer was an instructor in the officer’s school of urology at the Washington University of St. Louis.
On the 10th of November, 1913, in St. Louis, Dr. Greditzer was married to Miss Rae Pareira, a native of this city and a daughter of Hon. D. A. Pareira, at one time state senator and a prominent citizen, actively connected with political, civic and social interests of St. Louis. Her mother bore the maiden name of Carrie Bendell and belongs to one of the old and prominent families of Albany, New York. Dr. and Mrs. Greditzer have become parents of two children, Harry G., Jr., and David A. The religious faith of the family is indicated in their connection with Temple Israel. Politically Dr. Greditzer is a republican and belongs to the Phi Beta Phi and to the Alpha Omega Alpha, two Greek letter fraternities. He finds diversion in automobiling and in golf and thus gains relaxation from the onerous duties of an extensive and important surgical practice. He is a man of recognized ability in his profession and his success has resulted from close and discriminating study, from conscientious purpose and from an analytical mind that enables him readily to understand the relation of cause and effect in matters pertaining to health.