Anderson, Charles

Degree|Title|Profession: 
MD
Residence(s): 
Santa Barbara CA

ANDERSON, Charles, Santa Barbara, Cal., born June 13, 1850, near Chillicothe, Ohio, is the son of William Marshall and Eliza Ann (McArthur) Anderson, grandson of Lieut.-Col. Richard Clough Anderson, Virginia Line Continental Army, and also grandson of Brig.-Gen. Duncan McArthur, U. S. A., 1812–15, and governor of Ohio in 1830-'32.     Charles Anderson obtained a preparatory education in the St. Mary Institute, Dayton, Ohio, and in the Circleville High school; commenced the study of medicine in December, 1869, at Chillicothe, Ohio, under the preceptorship of Dr. David H. Scott and Drs. Turney and Thompson, of Circleville; took three courses of lectures at the Medical College of Ohio, Cincinnati, and was graduated March 2, 1874. Cincinnati, 1874–79, and Santa Barbara, Cal., are the only places in which Dr. Anderson has practised medicine in civil life. He was acting assistant surgeon, United States Army, 1879–83, 1885–89, in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, taking part in the Ute expedition of 1879 and the campaign of 1885–86 against the Apaches. He organized the Santa Barbara County (Cal.) Medical Association in July, 1894, and was elected the first vice-president, and president in 1895; is a member of the American Medical Association; and of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is a member of the Santa Barbara Natural History Society; the Agassiz Society and the Humane Society; a member of county board of pension examiners (U.S.); vice-president of the Santa Barbara Union Club, the oldest club in Southern California.     Dr. Anderson was physician to the out-door poor, Cincinnati, in 1875; and assistant to the chair of surgery in the Medical College of Ohio, 1879–80. Among his contributions to medical literature are papers on “Chloroform Deaths in Cincinnati and Vicinity,” read before the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, March 27, 1877, and published in the Clinic, March 31, 1877; “Altitude and Subnormal Temperature,” Lancet and Clinic, October 2, 1880; “A Surgical Dilemma,” ibid., October, 1881; “Mountain and Typho-Malarial Fever.” Medical Record, December, 1880; “A Study of Comparative Treatment of Acute Gonorrhea,” Pacific Medical journal, December, 1893.     Married, in 1890, Miss Minnie, daughter of the late Dr. John Dawson, for twenty years professor of anatomy in Starling Medical College, and niece of the late Dr. W. W. Dawson, of Cincinnati, president of the American Medical Association in 1888–89, and professor of surgery in the Medical College of Ohio, 1870–84. They have no living children.
Source: Watson, Irving Allison. Physicians and Surgeons of America: (Illustrated). A Collection of Biographical Sketches of the Regular Medical Profession. Republican Press Association, 1896, page 664 [includes photo].
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