Greene, William Arnold

Master pnID: 
AMH-PN1383
History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 3, page(s) 112-114; volume 9, page(s) 51
Degree|Title|Profession: 
MD, Douglas mayor
Residence(s): 
Bisbee
Residence(s): 
Douglas
Physician and surgeon, Douglas, was born at River Point, L. I., June 3, 1869. Dr. Greene attended the public schools of his native town until fifteen years of age, when desirous of studying medicine, but not having the necessary financial backing, he entered a drug store as an apprentice, and after serving three years became registered as a pharmacist. He continued in the drug business to the age of 22, when he came to Bisbee, Arizona, and studied for a year under the chief surgeon of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company. Then for three consecutive years he attended the University of New York, returning each summer to Arizona. He was graduated in medicine in 1895, received an appointment as surgical interne at Bellevue Hospital, New York, and served in this capacity for two years. In June of 1897, on completing his work in Bellevue, he returned to Bisbee and accepted a position on the staff of the C. & A. hospital. Dr. Greene has also had one year's experience as ship surgeon, and for one and one-half years was medical examiner for the Equitable Life Insurance Co. in Chicago. … he has done much to improve sanitary conditions since his residence in Douglas. He has served as Health Officer, Councilman and Mayor of the city, and through his efforts a scavenger system has been established and a set of regulations governing the Health Department introduced by him and a public sewer installed. These have formed the nucleus about which has developed a sanitary condition in the City of Douglas which causes it to be acknowledged throughout the Southwest as the cleanest, most sanitary and most beautiful city of the section. Source: Who's Who in Arizona. Volume I. 1913.

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 344: “Green”
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 342, 343p, 345.

See also: Hayostek, Cindy. Douglas' First Physicians. Haystack Publications, Douglas, Arizona, 2011, pages 10-13.

J Am Med Assoc, Nov 1905; XLV: 1511: List of new members of the American Medical Association for the month of October: ARIZONA. Greene, W. A., Douglas. Melick, P. A., Williams.
J Am Med Assoc, Sep 1908; LI: 934: List of new members of the American Medical Association for the month of August, 1908: ARIZONA. Greene, W. A., Douglas.
J Am Med Assoc, Mar 1925; 84: 1001: William Arnold Greene, Douglas, Ariz. ; Medical Department of the University of the City of New York, 1895 ; aged 53; died, Dec. 15, 1924, of chronic nephritis and uremia.
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