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Fenner, Hiram W.

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History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 2, page(s) 225-236
Came to Bisbee in 1882. Practiced in Tucson from 1883 until 1922. ArMA president: 1901. Dates: 1859-1929. Is said he designed the “Roundhouse” sanatorium adjacent to St. Mary’s Hospital. Utilized open air treatment for tuberculosis based on knowledge he gained observing various clinics and physicians in Europe.
PCMS Centennial Program. 10-9-2004.
Kennedy, John W. Arizona Medical Association : the first hundred years, 1892-1991. Flagstaff, Ariz. : Heritage Publishers, 1993, page 140.
See History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: volume 2, pages 225-236, including a short biography by Dr. William V. Whitmore.
Quebbeman, Frances E. Medicine in territorial Arizona. Phoenix : Arizona Historical Foundation, 1966, page 341.
See also: Portrait and biographical record of Arizona. Commemorating the achievements of citizens who have contributed to the progress of Arizona and the development of its resources. Chicago: Chapman Publishing Company, 1901, page 400-401: Hiram W. Fenner, M.D.
See also: McClintock, James H. Arizona, Prehistoric, Aboriginal, Pioneer, Modern; the Nation's Youngest Commonwealth within a Land of Ancient Culture. Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1916 (aka Arizona, the Youngest State), volume 3 (Biographical), pages 174-175.

Born in Bucyrus, Ohio in 1859. Graduated from the Medical College of Ohio (which later became the University of Cincinnati?) in 1881. He then came to Arizona and was appointed physician for the Copper Queen Mining Company at Bisbee, where he remained until 1883. For many years been division surgeon for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Was also regent of the University of Arizona and member of the Board of Library Commissioners which superintended the erection of the Carnegie Library. Source: Who's Who in Arizona. Volume I. 1913 (p. 183-184).

Per PCMS 50th Anniversary program: “Dr. Fenner was one of Tucson’s best-known physicians when the Pima County Medical Society was organized in 1904. He enjoyed telling colleagues how he arrived on a stagecoach in Bisbee in 1881, equipped with only a hypodermic needle, and had paid $50 for the practice of a Brewery Gulch doctor, who was being run out of town. His Steam Locomobile was Tucson’s first car; it blew up once as he drove it. He was division surgeon for the Southern Pacific; a regent of the University as were Dr. Handy and Dr. Whitmore; supervised the building of Carnegie Library; and gave the Tucson Woman’s Club its land.”

J Am Med Assoc, Feb 1901; XXXVI: 400: Southwestern Medical Association of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico. -- This Association met, at El Paso, Texas, January 23, for organization, and elected Dr. Charles T. Race, El Paso, Texas, president; Drs. Samuel D. Swope, Deming, N.M., T.H. Swayne, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Hiram W. Fenner, Tucson, Ariz., vice-presidents; Dr. John J. Gilbride, El Paso, Texas, secretary, and Dr. Stephen T. Turner. El Paso, Texas, treasurer.
J Am Med Assoc, Jun 1902; XXXVIII: 1664: Arizona Medical Association. -- The tenth annual meeting of this Association was held in Tucson, May 28 and 29, under the presidency of Dr. Hiram W. Fenner of that city. The following officers were elected: Dr. William Duffield, Phoenix, president; Drs. William V. Whitmore, Tucson, Arthur W. Olcott, Tucson, and Logan D. Dameron, Phoenix, vice-presidents; Dr. Charles H. Jones, Tempe, secretary, and Dr. William N. Bell, Wickenburg, treasurer. The Association will meet next year in Phoenix. It has adopted the rules and by-laws of the American Medical Association, making eligible to membership all regular physicians who do not classify themselves under creeds. The tendency in this Association is to unify the practice of medicine.
J Am Med Assoc, Apr 1909; LII: 1114: Society Meetings.-- At the annual meeting of Pima County Medical Association, held in Tucson, Dr. Joseph W. Lennox, Helvetia, was elected president; Dr. Hiram W. Fenner, Tucson, vice-president, and Dr. A. Garfield Schnabel, Tucson, secretary.
J Am Med Assoc, Sep 1916; LXVII: 964: Railroad Service Men's Meeting. -- The fourteenth annual meeting of the Pacific Railway Surgeons Association was held at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, August 25 and 26, under the presidency of Dr. Hiram W. Fenner, Tucson, Ariz. The following officers were elected : president, Dr. William T. Cummins, San Francisco ; vice presidents, Dr. James A. Ketcherside, Yuma, Ariz., and Alvin Powell, Oakland, Calif. ; secretary, Louis P. Howe, San Francisco, and treasurer, Ernest M. Keys, Alameda, Calif.
J Am Med Assoc, Jun 1929; 92: 2041: Hiram W. Fenner, Carmel, Calif. ; Medical College of Ohio, Cincinnati, 1881; aged 70; died, May 4, of heart disease.

Arizona Historical Society:
Title: Portrait-Fenner, Dr. Hiram W. [Photo file]
Description: 1 folder. Notes: Photo numbers: 13759 29036 1866 29376 29346
Call Number: Use title. Location: TUCSON PHOTO FILES
Title: Buehman-Portraits-Fenner, Hiram W. [Buehman photo file]
Other Author(s): Buehman Studios
Notes: B91782 B91782b BN205706 B2880 BN208008
Summary: Photograph file of images, taken by the Buehman Studio, of Dr. Hiram Fenner including studio portraits, ca. 1890 and 1920, and an image of him in his car about 1900-1901 (the first steam-powered automobile in Tucson), ca. 1900-1920.
Physician, active in civic affairs; first person to bring an automobile to Tucson for personal use.
Call Number: Use title. Location: TUCSON BUEHMAN PHOTO FILES
Title: Freeman photograph album, ca. 1910-1915.
Main Author: Freeman, Viola Pyle, d.1991. Description: .75 linear ft. (1 box)
Notes: ...The few photographs of Tucson include ... the homes of W.J. Corbett, J. Knox Corbett, Dr. Hiram Fenner; and a view of Main Street...
Call Number: PC 051. Location: TUCSON STACKS
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