Biography of Leslie E. Keeley
Chicago, Cook County, Il Biographies

KEELEY, LESLIE E. - Born in the state of New York about the year 1836; moved in early life to Michigan and adopted the profession of physician and surgeon. He served as a surgeon in the civil war, and in the latter part of 1866 settled in Dwight, Ill., to pursue a rural practice. After thirteen years as a country practitioner he discovered in gold as a chloride what he had so earnestly sought for through many years, namely: a cure for the liquor and opium diseases. He at once made his discovery known to the world, and it was echoed and reechoed from every quarter of the globe. It brought hm many letters of inquiry, and finally forced him to open an institute in the spring of 1880 for these diseases. His phenomenal success in the cure of the liquor and opium diseases since that time constitutes an epoch in the history of medicine, and has made his name a household word in every part of the world where government and law exist.

The Handbook of Chicago Biography
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Chicago 1893


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