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Bacon, John Elmer

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History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 1, page(s) 59,60; volume 10, page(s) 252; volume 11, page(s) 228,253,256,290
MD, Arizona state senator
Fort Grant
In 1915 Arizona senator from Gila County. 2/26/1915 Minutes of the Pima County Medical Society, 1904-1954: “Bacon eugenics bill”
"Phi Gamma Delta In The Spanish-American War": ...John Elmer Bacon; Institution where initiated and class year: Lafayette, 1891; Veteran. Source: PGD magazine, April-May 1966 p.30. http://www.phigam.org/spanish-american? [viewed 3/17/2014]
Arrived in Arizona in 1898. Private practice in Tombstone 1900-1910 and in Miami, Arizona 1910-1932. In 1912 became chief surgeon for the Miami Copper Company in Globe. ArMA president: 1912. Dates: 1869-1964.
Kennedy, John W. Arizona Medical Association : the first hundred years, 1892-1991. Flagstaff, Ariz. : Heritage Publishers, 1993, page 145.
See History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: Arizona license #4 (1903); Tombstone.
Quebbeman, Frances E. Medicine in territorial Arizona. Phoenix : Arizona Historical Foundation, 1966, page 327.

Born in Blossburg, Pennsylvania (about 1868); graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania [October 1892]; his father was an eminent physician of Wellsborough, Pennsylvania; entered the service of the U.S. Army in the capacity of surgeon in 1898; ordered to Fort Grant, Arizona in December, 1898, remaining there until 1901; resigned his position with the army to come to Tombstone; physician at Cochise county hospital as well as in private practice; identified with the mining industry, being interested in a group of valuable gold claims in the Chiracahua mountains. [Includes photo.] See Tombstone in history, romance and wealth, The Prospector, 1903, pages 42-43. Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=0cYUAAAAYAAJ

The Standard medical directory of North America, 1902..., G.P. Engelhard, 1901, page 43: Part II -- Directory of Physicians. Territory of Arizona. ... Tombstone. ... Bacon, John E. -- Pa. 10-’92. [i.e., graduation from University of Pennsylvania with a medical degree: October, 1892] Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=_3kpAAAAYAAJ

J Am Med Assoc, Mar 1907; XLVIII: 1036: Election.--At a meeting of the Cochise County Medical Society, held at Bisbee, March 2, the following officers were elected: President, Dr. Fenn J. Hart, Bisbee; vice-presidents, Drs. Charles L. Caven, Bisbee, John E. Bacon, Tombstone, and James J. P. Armstrong, Douglas; secretary-treasurer, Dr. Edward S. Godfrey, Jr., Lowell, and censor, Dr. George A. Bridge, Bisbee.
J Am Med Assoc, Jan 1911; LVI: 50: Medical Society Organized. -- At a meeting for organization of the medical fraternity of Gila County, at Globe, recently, the Gila County Medical Society was organized. Dr. John Bacon, Miami, was elected president; Dr. Roderick D. Kennedy. Globe, vice-president; and Dr. John L. Wales. Globe, scretary-treasurer. Dr. Joseph N. McCormack, Bowling Green, Ky., was present, and addressed the meeting.
J Am Med Assoc, Mar 1937; 108: 809: Dr. Charles S. Smith, Nogales, has been appointed a member of the Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners, succeeding Dr. John E. Bacon, Miami, resigned.
J Am Med Assoc, Apr 1940; 114: 1466: The meeting of the Arizona State Medical Association will be held at Tucson, April 17-20, with headquarters at the Santa Rita Hotel and under the presidency of Dr. Charles S. Smith, Nogales. ... Arizona physicians on the program are : ... Dr. John E. Bacon, Miami, Forty Years of Industrial Surgery.
JAMA, Sep 1964; 189: 880: Bacon, John Elmer, Pomona, Calif; University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1892; member of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association in 1913; veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I; past-president of the Arizona Medical Association; an organizer and past-president of the Southwestern Medical Association; for many years chief surgeon at Miami (Ariz) Inspiration Hospital; died June 22, aged 95, of bronchial pneumonia.
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