Dr. Roy Philip Scholz, a specialist in the treatment of the ear, nose and throat, with offices in the Metropolitan building of St. Louis, was born April 21, 1879, in the city which is still his home, his parents being Dr. Philip and Belle (Carrington) Scholz, the former a native of New Minden, Illinois, while the mother was born in St. Louis, the daughter of Dr. Ents Carrington, a physician of prominence in North St. Louis. Dr. Philip Scholz came to this city in 1868 and established a drug store at Sixth and Spruce streets. His father, the Rev. Carl Scholz, was sent by the Saxon government as a missionary to the Indians in America and settled in 1834, in St. Louis, he being a minister of the German Lutheran church. After coming to the new world he sent to Saxony for his betrothed to join him here and they were married in St. Louis. Throughout his entire life he was active in the work of the ministry and his last years were thus spent in Indianapolis, Indiana. His son, Dr. Philip Scholz, was identified with the drug business in St. Louis for several years but later took up the study of medicine and won the M. D. degree when forty-four years of age. Subsequently be practiced his profession in North St. Louis, continuing active there to the time of his death in August, 1913.
Dr. Roy Philip Scholz was educated in private and high schools of St. Louis. He made preparation for his professional career as a student In the medical department of Washington University, which conferred upon him his degree upon his graduation in 1904. From 1905 until 1908 he took post-graduate work in the University of Austria at Vienna and later pursued special courses in Berlin and Paris. Since 1908 he has been prominently identified with his profession in St. Louis, maintaining offices in the Metropolitan building. He is one of the most prominent specialists of the Mississippi valley. One who knows him well said of him that his great success is due first to excellent training in his specialty, second to his native ability and great manual dexterity, third to a good mind which knows what to reject and what to retain and fourth to a charming manner and consideration for the feelings of others. He is at all times most courteous and considerate of his patients and is kindness itself to children, who love him and are won to him from the start. He was for twelve years a member of the visiting staff of the St. Louis City Hospital and Christian Orphan’s Home and Hospital. He belongs to the St. Louis Medical Society, the Missouri State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, to the American Oto-Laryngological Society and to the Mississippi Valley Medical Society. He is a writer of ability and charm upon subjects of his chosen specialty and is a ready speaker, never at a loss in debate whether upon professional questions or questions of general public interest. While he maintains positive convictions and is not afraid to express them, he Is at the same time always courteous to one of opposing opinions and is at all times ready to gain further information.
Dr. Scholz is a member of mount Moriah Lodge, No. 40, A. F. & A. M., also of Missouri Consistory, No. 1, A. & A. S. R., and Moolah Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. He likewise belongs to the Sunset Hill Country Club, to the University Club and to the City Club. His political endorsement is given to the republican party. He is always alert to do a good deed, and is a great lover of nature and by reason of his love for the great outdoors is never happier than when working on his farm on the river.