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D.W. Lewis MD


Posted By: Roseanna Zehner (email)
Date: 11/7/2003 at 21:09:27

Dr. Lewis, who has achieved an enviable reputation as healer of the sick, and a man who honors his work, is well known in and around Inwood as a physician who brings to the practice of medicine all the resources of his calling, fortified by the strength of a trained mind and the enthusiasm of a close student of human nature.
Dr. Lewis was born on a farm near Elkader, Clayton county, Iowa, February 20, 1859, and received his education at the high school of the neighboring village. For several years he was engaged in school teaching, and while engaged in pedagogic work began the preliminary studies required for a medical career. These studies were continued in the Iowa University, from which he was graduated in 1884, after which for a time he was engaged in practice in South Dakota. He was in the meantime not satisfied with the completeness of his training, and went back to the University for a two years'' post graduate course and became assistant physician at the hospital, where he secured familiarity with many kinds of diseases, and gained an insight into their treatment far beyond the experience of a country physician. In 1892 he located at Mapleton, Iowa, at the request of the resident physicians, and spent a year there in practice, after which he came to Inwood, where he has since remained, easily taking a leading position in his work. His practice steadily increases, and he keeps pace with the progress of the times, especially in the remedies and instruments devised for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases. He has an X-ray machine and an atomizer of very valuable construction. His library is large and complete, and the Doctor belongs to various medical associations, such as the county, the Sioux Valley and the State Medial Associations, which keep him in touch with the best minds of his calling.

In political matters Dr. Lewis has been a life long Republican, and is very active in party affairs. On more than one occasion he has had the strong backing of his county in the presentation of his name for important official position, particularly in the endeavor to send him as representative to the state legislature at Des Moines. The Doctor is known as a lover of a good horse, and those he drives are noticeably well bred and carefully trained. Dr. Lewis and Miss Laura Hansen, a native of Wisconsin, were married in 1888, and to this very happy union have come three children, Vera L., Stanley M., and Gail M.

source: Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Lyon County, Iowa. Published under the Auspices of the Pioneer Association of Lyon County. Geo. Monlun, Pres.; Hon. E. C. Roach Sec’y; and Col. F. M. Thompson, Historian. Geo. A. Ogle & CO., Published, Engravers and Book Manufacturers. Chicago, 1904-1905

submitted by Roseanna Zehner, Lyon co. coordinator

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