Pioneer Doctors of Coos County

I undertook research into the Pioneer Doctors of Coos County in order to capture the history of the trained medical doctors (and other “doctors”—since some never had a medical degree!) who found their way to Coos County in the early years of the area’s development. A few came to settle for the long term, making a career out of serving the communities of our county and retiring after decades of practicing medical science; while others came and then, for numerous reasons, left the region after a few short years.

This book brings into focus those who stayed longer, with only passing references to those doctors who did not. To qualify as one of my “pioneer doctors,” I set an arbitrary number of ten years minimum that each stayed in the county. It wasn’t a hard and fast rule, however: some doctors stayed a shorter time, but were actively involved in the development of the area, so they were included.

Bill Lansing

2020

 

 

 

  • Dr. Walton Haydon

    Dr. Walton Haydon

  • Dr. Horsfall plaque Eagles 9851838

    Dr. Horsfall plaque Eagles 9851838

  • Surgical tool kit early 20th century

    Surgical tool kit early 20th century

  • McAuley Hospital ad CBT 10.21.1941.jpeg

    McAuley Hospital ad CBT 10.21.1941.jpeg

  • Binaural Stethoscope

    Binaural Stethoscope

  • O. E. Smith ad The Coast Mail 3.6.1884

    O. E. Smith ad The Coast Mail 3.6.1884

  • Dr Phil Keizer from Dr. Phil Keizer of himself  6.2020

    Dr Phil Keizer from Dr. Phil Keizer of himself 6.2020

  • Dr. Tower

    Dr. Tower

  • Surgery with nurse anesthesilogist 1880 OHSU archives

    Surgery with nurse anesthesilogist 1880 OHSU archives

  • photograph dr. Hodson

    photograph dr. Hodson

  • foot pedal drill Edward Hand Museum

    foot pedal drill Edward Hand Museum

  • Xray machine 1934 Smithonian

    Xray machine 1934 Smithonian

 

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