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Hamblin, Ira Bayard

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History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 3, page(s) 163,169
Columbus OH
Appointed superintendent of the Arizona State Hospital May 31, 1893 (1893-1896) and Jul 29, 1897 (1897-1898) [see Quebbeman].
Arizona State Hospital. Milestones; a history of seventy-five years of progress ... 1887-1962. [Phoenix? 1962?], page 10.
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 345.
History of Arizona, 1893 [?]: Dr. I.B. Hamblin is an exceptionally popular and successful physician and is now medical superintendent of Arizona Asylum for the Insane, two and a half miles east of Phoenix. He is scholarly and well informed in every branch of his profession and stands well in the community, both as a citizen and as a physician. The Doctor was born in Hocking County, Ohio, December 24, 1858; son of Emmett and Calistia (Cook) Hamblin, the father a native of New York and the mother of Ohio. Both are now deceased. The father was a business man. Of the eight children born to them only four survive at the present time. Our subject received the rudiments of an education in the common schools, but after removing with his parents to Logan, Ohio entered the high school where he remained until just before graduating. After that he began reading medicine, entered the Medical College of Ohio at Cincinnati, and was graduated from the same in 1884. Immediately afterward he began practicing at Dayton, Ohio and remained there for four years, being connected with the Dayton Insane Asylum. He was afterwards engaged in general practice for a few months and was then appointed one of the staff physicians of Columbus, Ohio, Insane Asylum, where he remained until June 1893. Afterwards he was appointed to his present position of medical superintendent of the Arizona Asylum for the Insane. His appointment for this institution is made for four years. Dr. Hamblin has made a most efficient and capable superintendent and has many friends in the Territory. The asylum is a brick structure three stories high and now has 132 inmates but it has plenty of room for about 200 patients. It is surrounded by about 160 acres of fine land, which is in alfalfa, fruits, garden, etc. and every acre under cultivation and well watered. On this
farm cattle and hogs are raised and everything about the place indicates that an experienced hand is at the helm. Dr. Hamblin has made many improvements, having added a laundry, an electric light plant, pumping station and sewerage. He is a member of the Maricopa County Medical Society. The doctor was married in 1884 to Miss Laura Louisa Smith, a native of Ohio.

J Am Med Assoc, Aug 1901; XXXVII: 522: Ohio -- Dr. Thomas Grant Youmans, surgeon to the police and fire departments of Columbus, has been granted a vacation of a month. Dr. Ira B. Hamblin will attend to Dr. Youmans' duties in his absence.
J Am Med Assoc, Feb 1919; 72: 585: Personal. ... Drs. Wells Teachnor, Ira B. Hamblin and Oscar H. Sellenings have been appointed members of the board of health of Columbus.
J Am Med Assoc, Jul 1933; 101: 64 - 65: Ira Bayard Hamblin; Columbus, Ohio ; Medical College of Ohio, Cincinnati, 1884; aged 76; died, May 25, of cerebral hemorrhage.
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