Allen, Francis Withers

Master pnID: 
History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 1, page(s) 26; volume 11, page(s) 256
Fort Mohave
Middle name sometimes also seen as “Whithers”

Kennedy. ArMA, pp. 28, 78-79
See History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: "Whithers".
Sloan, Richard E. History of Arizona. Phoenix, Record Pub. Co., 1930, volume 4 (Arizona biography), page 350: “Whithers”

Kennedy: “formerly in the Indian Service at Sacaton, Arizona and a faithful member of the Maricopa County Medical Society has moved to Tucson.” [1926]. Per PCMS 50th Anniversary program: “While Dr. Bledsoe has practiced longer in Arizona than other Society members, Dr. Francis W. Allen’s 56 years of practice in Missouri and Arizona exceeds the records of all. He began practice in 1898 in Missouri, where his father was a physician. Ill health sent him to Fort Mohave as a doctor for the United States Indian Service in 1921 and he served on the Pima Indian Reservation at Sacaton before moving to Tucson in 1923… He is still practicing in Tucson.”

J Am Med Assoc, Jun 1948; 137: 652: At the annual meeting of the Arizona State Medical Association in Phoenix, May 19-21, Dr. Harold W. Kohl, Tucson, became president. ... The state society formed its first Fifty Year Club. Charter members included Drs. Francis W. Allen, Tucson, Lewis A. W. Burtch, Phoenix, Timothy T. Clohessy, Phoenix, Guy H. Fitzgerald, Tucson, Delamere F. Harbridge, Phoenix, Robert N. Looney, Prescott, William R. Lyon, Tucson, E. Payne Palmer, Phoenix, Harry A. Reese, Yuma, Alexander M. Tuthill, Phoenix, and Clarence E. Yount, Prescott. They were presented bronze plaques at the dinner meeting.
J Am Med Assoc, Apr 1956; 160: 1343: Allen, Francis Withers, Tucson, Ariz.; University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, 1898; for many years county health officer; died in the Tucson Medical Center Feb. 16, aged 82, of arteriosclerotic heart disease.

Probably the father:
J Am Med Assoc, Dec 1906; XLVII: 2029: Francis Withers Allen (Examination Missouri), for two or three years president of the Macon County Medical Society, founder of Macon College, died at his home in Barryville, near Calleo, Mo., November 14, aged 74. The pallbearers were all members of the county society.
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