Biography of James Lyman Congdon, M.D.


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JAMES LYMAN CONGDON, M. D., was born in Elkhart County, Ind., in 1841, and was educated in the schools of that place. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted in, and was appointed hospital steward in the 9th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving two years. On leaving the army, in 1863, he went to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and then attended lectures at Rush Medical College, Chicago, graduating there from in the class of 1864-65. After his graduation he began the practice of his profession at Bristol, Elkhart Co., Ind., and continued there about eight years. In the fall of 1872 the Doctor came to Cook County located at Riverside, and at once established himself in the practice of medicine. He purchased a drug store here in April, 1883, and was in the summer of that year appointed Postmaster. His drug business is managed by Dr. Van Loyd. Dr. Congdon is the only physician practicing here.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.