LEMER PAUL WEIH,
specialist in eye, ear, nose and throat, had completed his
early training and had practiced for a short time in Clinton
when he was called to the colors during the World war. After
the war he resumed his work in Clinton and has enjoyed a
steadily increasing reputation in his special field over a
large section of Eastern Iowa.
Doctor Weih was born at
Wilton Junction, Iowa, February 13, 1888, son of John H. and
Caroline (Wipperman) Weih. His parents were born in Germany,
his father being about fifteen and his mother about nineteen
years of age when they came to America. His father during his
active lifetime was engaged in the shoe business at Wilton
Junction, where the son grew up and completed his common
Doctor Weih finished his high school
work in West Liberty, and then entered the medical department
of the University of Iowa, where he took his M. D. degree in
1912. He remained for post-graduate study and received another
degree in 1913, and for one year was an interne in the Iowa
City University Hospital. For twelve months he studied and
attended clinics in Vienna, Austria, spent six months at the
University of Gratz and six months at the
Germany, and then returned home and in 1916 engaged in the
private work of his profession at Clinton.
World war Dr. Weih was commissioned a first lieutenant in the
Medical Corps, was assigned duty in the Neuro Surgical School
at New York, was instructor in nerve surgery at Fort
Oglethorpe, then became a member of Neuro Surgical Unit No. 1,
and in 1918 went to France, acting as head of Operating Team
No. 578. He also served with Mobile Hospitals Nos. 2, 6 and 8,
and finally with Evacuation Hospital No. 114. Doctor Weih
returned to America in February, 1919, and the great bulk of
his work is now confined to eye, ear, nose and throat cases.
Doctor Weih is a member of the Iowa State, Clinton County
and American Medical Associations, has membership in the
American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of
Ophthalmology and the American Laryngological, Rhinological
and Otological Societies and the American Board of
Ophthalmology and the American Board of Otology have granted
him certificates of special proficiency. He is specialist on
the staff of the Jane Lamb Memorial Hospital.
Doctor Weih is a member of the
Clinton Country Club, Kiwanis Club, Commercial Club, Chamber
of Commerce, is a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason and
a member of the Presbyterian Church. Doctor Weih married,
February 21, 1918, Grace, daughter of Harry C. and Florence
Stumbaugh, of Clinton. Her parents are retired residents of
Clinton. The two children of Doctor and Mrs. Weih are John E.
and Elmer Paul.
~ source: The People of Iowa by Edgar
Rubey Harlan, LL. B., A. M., Volume IV, The American Historical
Society, Inc.; Chicago and New York,1931.
& Contributed by
Debbie Gerischer http://iagenweb.org/history/