Utah Since Statehood; Historical and Biographical Volume 2

Utah Since Statehood; Historical and Biographical Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... won his professional degree in 1893. From the age of fourteen years he had earned his own livelihood at agricultural pursuits, timber and mill work, doing much manual labor in those early days; in fact his youth was a period of earnest and unremitting toil, but it is well known that the strongest and best in men is thus brought out and developed, that self-reliance is nurtured and that one's powers are strengthened through the exercise of effort. Dr. Aird also taught school from 1887 until 1891 in Salt Lake and Wasatch counties, but he regarded this merely as an initial step to other professional labor and following his graduation as an M. D. located for practice at Pleasant Grove, Utah, whence he afterward removed to Heber, where he remained for about nine years. He then moved to Provo, where he has since continued in active and successful practice. He frequently visits eastern clinics to keep in touch with the best in his profession. He was elected president of the Utah State Medical Association in the year 1901 and has been honored in a number of ways by his fellow workers. In 1903 he carried out a well devised plan of establishing a modern hospital in Provo and in this undertaking was associated with Dr. Fred W. Taylor and Dr. George E. Robison. They opened the present hospital in October, 1903, which at the outset, however, was a small institution containing twenty beds. It has more than doubled its size, now having fifty beds, and the institution is growing year by year--in fact so much so that two more physicians have been added to the staff and have become equal owners with the above named physicians. These two are Drs. H. G. Merrill and David Westwood. Dr. Aird specializes largely in surgery and has been particularly successful in that...show more

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  • Paperback | 524 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 925g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573706
  • 9781236573704