Rodgers, Mark A.

Master pnID: 
AMH-PN3123
History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 5, page(s) 359-361
Degree|Title|Profession: 
MD
Residence(s): 
Tucson
Born in the city of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, February 5, 1866. Graduated from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 1890. Soon after he began practicing in his native city, and for more than a year was Resident Physician of Allegheny General Hospital. Later he was Chief Chemical Assistant, and Assistant to Dr. R. S. Stromberg Sutton, gynecologist of the Hospital of Pittsburg, holding the latter position two years. Came to Tucson in June of 1895. Founder of the Mark A. Rodgers hospital. Source: Who's Who in Arizona. Volume I. 1913 (p. 672).
Members of the PCMS 1904-1930
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 367.
A historical and biographical record of the Territory of Arizona. Chicago : McFarland & Poole, 1896: Dr. Mark A. Rodgers, of Tucson, Arizona, although young in years, is thoroughly equipped for the successful practice of this most noble of callings, has the confidence and esteem of his brethren and is building up a desirable practice as a result of his superior attainment. He was born in the east, in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 5, 1866 and in that place secured a good high school education. A desire for a professional life and a love for the study of medicine caused him to select that as his chosen calling and when twenty years old he entered the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from which institution he was graduated in 1890. Soon after he began practicing in his native city and for thirteen months was resident physician of Allegheny General Hospital. Still later he became Chief Chemical Assistant and Asst. Gynecologist to Dr. R. Stromburg, Sutton, Gynecologist of the Hospital of Pittsburgh and that position he filled for two years. Here he became thoroughly familiar with Adominoscopy and Gynecological surgery and soon had a very large practice in this line for himself. Dr. Rodgers has written a great many papers on this subject and reported some very difficult and successful operations. He was a member of the Allegheny County Medical Society and Secretary of the Pittsburgh Obstetrical Society, also Fellow of the Pittsburgh Academy of Medicine. In the year 1895, in the month of June, Dr. Rodgers came to Tucson Arizona seeking a milder climate for his health and satisfied that he had found what was wanted, decided to make his permanent home here. He has built up a fine practice and stands at the head of his profession in Arizona.

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, pages 416, 419: Mark A. Rodgers, M.D.

MARK A. RODGERS, M.D., Surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital, Tucson, Ariz. SUCCESSFUL END-TO-END ANASTOMOSIS AFTER A PARTIAL DISEMBOWELMENT IN A RUNAWAY ACCIDENT. J Am Med Assoc, Dec 1906; XLVII: 1829.
J Am Med Assoc, May 1908; L: 1802: The seventeenth annual meeting of the Arizona Medical Association was held in Tucson, April 27-28. A surgical clinic was given by Dr. Mark A. Rogers [sic] at the Whitwell Hospital, and a banquet was given by the local profession in honor of the visiting delegates.
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