Foss, John William

Master pnID: 
AMH-PN1159
History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 2, page(s) 273,274; volume 10, page(s) 247,252,306
Degree|Title|Profession: 
MD
Residence(s): 
Phoenix
Arrived in Phoenix in May, 1903. ArMA president: 1910. Dates: 1863-1919. [Extolled climate…] 5/16/1905 Minutes of the Pima County Medical Society, 1904-1954 & p.186 (1908) as “Fass.”
Kennedy, John W. Arizona Medical Association : the first hundred years, 1892-1991. Flagstaff, Ariz. : Heritage Publishers, 1993, page 144.
See History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673].
Quebbeman, Frances E. Medicine in territorial Arizona. Phoenix : Arizona Historical Foundation, 1966, page 341.
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 256-257.

John W. Foss. Treatment of the Secondary Infection of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Medical Standard, Chicago, July, 1903.
J. W. Foss, Phoenix, Ariz. The Physician's Duty to the Public. Southern California Practitioner, Los Angeles, August, 1909. See abstract at J Am Med Assoc, Jul 1909; LIII: 228.

J Am Med Assoc, Oct 1899; XXXIII: 1056: CHANGE OF ADDRESS. Foss, John W., from Boston, Mass, to Misa [Mesa], Arizona.
J Am Med Assoc, Nov 1901; XXXVII: 1479: Arizona Academy of Medicine. -- The annual meeting of the Academy was held at Phoenix, November 7. Dr. Ancil Martin was elected president ; Dr. John W. Foss, vice-president, and Dr. Palmer, secretary-treasurer.
J Am Med Assoc, Apr 1902; XXXVIII: 955: The following is a list of new [AMA] members for the month of March, 1902: Arizona. Palmer. E. Payne, Phoenix. Foss, J. W., Phoenix.
J Am Med Assoc, May 1903; XL: 1456: American Medical Association. Proceedings of the Fifty-fourth Annual Session, held at New Orleans, May 5, 6, 7 and 8, 1903. Section on Pathology and Physiology. Paper by Joseph McFarland, Philadelphia : "Studies of Antirennene." Discussed by L. Hektoen, Chicago ; J. W. Foss, Phoenix, Ariz.
J Am Med Assoc, Jan 1904; XLII: 109: BLOOD AGGLUTINATION. To the Editor: -- Please inform me through The Journal how one can determine the agglutinating power of the human blood and its increase and decrease ; also what works, If any, there are on this subject. John W. Foss, M.D., Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 26, 1903.
J Am Med Assoc, Jul 1905; XLV: 213 - 214: ARIZONA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. Annual Meeting held at Prescott, June I5, 1905. ... The following officers were elected: President, Dr. J. W. Coleman, Jerome; vice-presidents, Drs. Arthur W. Olcott, Tucson; Otto E. Plath, Phoenix, and Albert E. Ealy, Kingman; secretary, Dr. John W. Foss, Phoenix (re-elected) ; treasurer, Dr. R. F. Palmer, Roosevelt; councilors, Drs. Clarence E. Yount, Prescott; Ancil Martin, Phoenix, and Hiram W. Fenner, Tucson; delegates to American Medical Association, Dr. Henry A. Hughes, Phoenix; alternate, Dr. Frank W. Sawyer, Prescott; and essayist, Dr. Henry P. Thomoson, U. S. Army, Fort Whipple.
J Am Med Assoc, May 1908; L: 1802: Dr. John W. Foss has been re-elected president of the Board of Trade of Phoenix.
J Am Med Assoc, Jun 1909; LII: 1843: On May 22, the Arizona Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, in affiliation with the national association, was organized with the following officers: President, Dr. John W. Foss, Phoenix; vice-presidents, K. C. Babcock, Tucson; Dr. John E. Bacon, Tombstone, and Rev. J. E. Critchfield, Phoenix; secretary, Dr. John W. Flinn, Prescott; treasurer, Lloyd Christy, Phoenix, and consulting medical board, Drs. Otto E. Plath, Phoenix; Harry T. Southworth, Prescott; W. Vincent Whitmore, Tucson, and William D. Cutter, Bisbee.
J Am Med Assoc, May 1910; LIV: 1550: The nineteenth annual meeting of the Arizona Medical Association was held in Phoenix, April 20-22, under the presidency of Dr. Robert N. Looney, Prescott, the subject of whose address was "Medical Education." The oration in medicine was delivered by Dr. J. Wilson Shiels, San Francisco, and the oration in surgery by Dr. Wesley W. Beckett. Los Angeles. The following officers were elected: President. Dr. John W. Foss, Phoenix; vice-presidents, Drs. Francis E. Shine, Bisbee; Ira E. Huffman, Tucson, and Roderick D. Kennedy, Globe; secretary, Dr. John W. Flinn, Prescott (reelected) ; treasurer, Dr. Enoch B. Ketcherside, Yuma (reelected) ; councilor, Dr. William I. Simpson. Phoenix, and delegate to the American Medical Association. Dr. William V. Whitmore, Tucson. It was decided to hold the next annual meeting in Bisbee. The House of Delegates passed resolutions endorsing the resolutions adopted by the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association regarding the amendments to the national Food and Drugs Act.
J Am Med Assoc, Sep 1916; LXVII: 966: John William Foss, M.D., Phoenix, Ariz.; Harvard Medical School, 1.899; aged 54; a Fellow of the American Medical Association, and a member of the House of Delegates in 1905 ; a member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States ; formerly secretary of the Arizona Medical Association and Arizona Academy of Medicine; a specialist on diseases of the nose, throat and chest ; commissioned captain and assistant surgeon, Arizona National Guard, in 1904; died at his home, July 20, from chronic nephritis.

See also these (and other articles) where Foss is quoted or otherwise referred to:
LEE WALLACE DEAN. THE INFLUENCE OF CONSANGUINITY ON THE ORGANS OF SPECIAL SENSE. J Am Med Assoc, Sep 1903; XLI: 657 - 659.
A. R. DIEFENDORF. HYPNOTIC REMEDIES IN MENTAL DISEASE. THE INDICATIONS THEREFOR AND THE USE THEREOF. J Am Med Assoc, Nov 1904; XLIII: 1535 - 1539.
JAY W. SEAVER. THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF MASSAGE IN ACUTE DISEASES. J Am Med Assoc, Jan 1905; XLIV: 270 - 275.
C. E. YOUNT; M. T. SUDLER. HUMAN MYIASIS FROM THE SCREWWORM FLY. J Am Med Assoc, Dec 1907; XLIX: 1912 - 1916.

See Orville Harry Brown, M.D. collections [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673], vol. 2, p. 273-274.
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