Dr. L. B. Amick, who is engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Millersburg, is a native of Parkersburg,
West Virginia, born on the 3d of April, 1881. His parents, P. P. and Anna M. (Williams) Amick, were both natives
of West Virginia, but some time after their marriage removed to Florida. They had six children, all of whom are
living, but the subject of this review is their only son.
Dr. L. B. Amick left home when seventeen years of age and supplemented the education that he had acquired in high
school by attending Valparaiso University at Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from the scientific course there
in 1904, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Science, and subsequently took his medical work at the Chicago College
of Medicine and Surgery. After receiving his professional degree he was for two years interne in a hospital and
thus gained much valuable knowledge. In 1910 he opened an office for the practice of his profession at Hammond,
Louisiana, and remained there until the spring of 1912, when he came to Millersburg, Iowa, where he has since been
located and where he has built up an excellent practice. He is a member of the Iowa County Medical Society and
the Iowa State Medical Society and finds his identification with those associations of much value to him, as it
enables him to keep in touch with the methods of other successful practitioners and also to keep informed as to
the newest discoveries and theories in medical science.
On the 29th of December, 1909, Dr. Amick married Miss Ruby H. Lavanture of Portland, Oregon. She is a daughter
of George H. and Laura Lavanture, natives respectively of the state of New York and of Vermont, who in 1907 removed
to Portland, Oregon, where they still reside. They were the parents of six children, five of whom survive. Mrs.
Amick is a trained nurse. Dr. and Mrs. Amick have had three children: Leonard and Lloyd, twins, born on the 29th
of December, 1912, the latter of whom died at the age of six months; and Percival P., whose birth occurred on the
14th of September, 1914.
Dr. Amick is a democrat and is now serving as a member of the city council and as health officer of Millersburg,
doing much in that capacity to extend the popular knowledge of laws of hygiene and health. He owns a fine residence
and a separate office building in Millersburg and has won material prosperity and at the same time the confidence
of the public and his colleagues in the profession.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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