C. N. BOS, M. D.
For the past nine years Dr. C. N. Bos has been engaged in the general practice of medicine and surgery in Pella
and in that time has become recognized as one of the leaders in his profession in the city. He was born in Chicago
in 1876, a son of N. K. and Jennie (Klooster) Bos, natives of The Netherlands. In 1872 they crossed the Atlantic
and upon landing in this country made their way direct to Chicago, where they located. The father had been a gardener
and dairyman in his native land and in 1887 he removed to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he continued to engage in
those occupations and where he and his wife still live.
Dr. Bos was given excellent educational advantages. As a boy and youth he attended the public schools of Chicago
and later took a course in the Athenaeum Business College of that city. Upon deciding to make the practice of medicine
his life work he entered the Medical College of the Northwestern University, which is also located in Chicago,
and received his professional degree from that institution in 1904. He desired to make thorough preparation before
entering upon independent practice and so served for nineteen months as interne at the Iowa State Hospital, located
at Independence. In 19o5 he came to Pella and has since been engaged in active practice here. He is an able and
conscientious physician and has won the confidence of both the general public and his colleagues. He takes a personal
interest in his patients' recovery and has been very successful in his treatment of various diseases, relieving
where it has been impossible to effect a permanent cure. He is a member of the state and county medical societies
and of the American Medical Association and thus keeps informed as to what other members of the profession are
doing. In 1913 he took a course at the Illinois Post Graduate Medical College, in Chicago, and he is constantly
striving to learn more of the science and practice of medicine and to give his patients the benefit of the latest
discoveries and most improved methods of treatment.
On the 15th of June, 19o5, Dr. Bos was married to Miss Emma Grace Chase, of Anna, Illinois, a daughter of Charles
Chase, and to this union have been born two sons, Myron and Howard. The Doctor and his wife are members of the
Second Reformed church. He is a progressive in politics, as he believes that that party has the most comprehensive
and wisest plan for securing that social justice and permanent prosperity which is the desire of all right thinking
men. He is always willing to assist in any way within his power in movements that seek the welfare of Pella and
has thoroughly identified himself with the interests of the city.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Marion County, IA
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