John Webb Douglas

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John Webb Douglas [is] the son of Dr. John C. and Mrs. Rachel S. Douglas, of Scotch descent. He was born in Orange county, North Carolina , May 19, 1852, and came to Texas in 1860, locating in Walker county.

Received his literary education principally at the hands of his good mother and in the log cabin schools of Texas . Studied medicine with his father at Augusta, Texas, and attended lectures at the Washington University, Baltimore, Maryland, two courses, 1871, 1872 and 1873, and one course in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, receiving his diploma from the former institution in 1873, and from the latter in 1883; practiced medicine one year at Augusta, Texas; two years at Colthorp, and since 1876 at Palestine, Texas.

In 1883 the Doctor took private courses at Bellevue , under instruction of Professors Bryant and Janeway, taking an ad eundem degree in that year.

For several years he has been a member of the District Medical Examining Board; has been a member of the City Council of Palestine also. He is a member of the District Medical Society at Rusk, Texas , and of the Anderson County Medical Society.

In 1885 he contributed a paper to the Courier-Record of Medicine, entitled “Fungus Umbicales.”

Dr. Douglas was married October 21, 1879, to Miss Dora M. Swanson, daughter of Col H.C. Swanson, of Palestine . They have one child.

The Doctor [is at present] a member of the District Board of Medical Examiners.


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•  Types of Successful Men of Texas" by Lewis E. Daniell, Publ. 1890. Transcribed by Kim Mohler



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