Dr. Oswald P. J. Falk, internist and diagnostician, with offices in the University Club building, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, June 12, 1894, and has spent his entire life here, being one of the younger representatives of the medical profession in the city. His father, John C. Falk, was born in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and is now engaged in the practice of medicine in St. Louis. The grandfather in the paternal line served in the Civil war as a private in an infantry regiment of the Union army from Missouri and was wounded on the field of battle. The mother of Dr. Falk bore the maiden name of Rose Pleus and was born in St. Louis, where her family had resided for two generations. The Doctor’s parents were married in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, in September, 1893, and to them have been born a son and two daughters: Dr. Falk, of this review; and Dorothy Mary and Lucile Augusta, who make their home with their father in St. Louis.
Dr. Oswald P. J. Falk, the eldest of the family, was educated in the parochial and public schools of St. Louis and afterward entered the St. Louis University, from which he was graduated in 1917 with the degree of B. S. and M. D. He served an interneship in St. John’s Hospital, where he was associated with Dr. John Young Brown and Dr. William Engelbach from 1916 until 1920. He is now engaged in private practice, with offices in the University Club building, and is winning liberal public support. He specializes in internal medicine and diagnosis and is developing considerable power and ability in this particular field. He is now on the medical staff of St. John’s Hospital, is visiting physician to the Missouri Pacific Hospital and is a member of the faculty of St. Louis University. During the World war he enlisted in the Medical Officers Reserve Corps. He belongs to the Alpha Kappa Kappa and to many societies directly connected with the profession and the advancement of its standards. He has membership in the St. Louis Medical Society, the Southern Medical Society, the Missouri State Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the American Congress on Internal Medicine and thus keeps abreast with the best thinking men of the age concerning all that has to do with scientific investigation into the laws of health. His religious faith is that of the Catholic church, his political belief that of the democratic party and he is a member of the University Club.