Biography of Dr's John F & C. C. Baker of Batavia, NY

John F. Baker, M. D., is a native of Delaware County, N. Y., where he was born in September, 1815. His parents, Joseph and Eunice (Folleft) Baker, from New England, were farmers. Dr. Baker commenced the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Jonathan L. Cowles, and graduated from the Geneva Medical College in 1840. His practice began at Otselic, Chenango County, as an allopath, and continued for about four years, when he was converted to homeopathy. He moved then to Lcbanon, Madison County, living there about four years, when he came to Batavia, November 18 1848, being the first practitioner in his school in the county and the fifth in the State. In a few weeks after he came here Dr. Foote came and was his partner for nearly a year; when Dr. Foote left Dr. C. C. Baker, a younger brother, was taken into partnership, about 1851, and continued for about one year, when they separated, and again became partners in 1862, continuing so for three years. Dr. Baker's health failing at this time, he went to Delaware and remained five years, returning with improved health, and located in Le Roy for a short time, when he finally settled again in this place, where, at the age of 74 years, we find him in the full vigor of health and earnestly pursuing his profession, with a practice extended over a large section of country. He is a member of the New York Central Homeopathic Association, and of the Western Homeopathic Medical Society, in the latter of which he has served as vice-president, and is now serving as secretary. He is also a member of the Masonic order of the 32d degree. Dr. Baker is the author of a long article on rupture and hernia, for which he has received high econiums from celebrated surgeons in this country and Europe. His son, John W. Baker, a native of Batavia, was under the instruction of his father from his youth. He graduated from Pulte Homeopathic College of Cincinnati in 1887, and is associated in business with his father.

Dr. C. C. Baker came here in 1851, was associated with Dr. J. F. Baker for about one year, when he went to Albion, where he remained about one year, and then returned as partner with his brother, continuing so until 1865. He died in 1887.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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