Biography of Dr. Fred J. Douglas
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Dr. Fred J. Douglas, of Utica, whose office is at 285 Genesee street, is widely known as a competent physician and also as a skilled surgeon. His success may in a large measure be attributed to natural talents for a difficult and responsible vocation and conscientious preparation under competent instructors. He was born at Clinton, Massachusetts, September 14, 1869, a son of Andrew Douglas, who was a manufacturer of knit goods.

At the age of three years Fred J. Douglas was brought by his parents to New York state. The family settled at Little Falls and in the public schools of that city he received his early education. Having made the necessary preparation, he matriculated in the medical department of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, in 1892 and was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1895. Immediately after leaving college he came to Utica and for two years practiced at Faxton Hospital. He then opened an office in this city and has since engaged actively in general practice here, specializing in surgery. He was surgeon in charge of the City Hospital from 1898 to 1899 and served as health officer of Utica in 1900 to 1901. He also very acceptably filled the position of member of the school board for two terms and is a constant student, a close and accurate observer and has met with more than the ordinary measure of success in his profession. He belongs to the Oneida County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Society and the American Medical Association and takes an active part in the discussion of problems which are brought forward in those organizations.

In 1897 Dr. Douglas was married, at Utica, New York, to Miss Kathleen McGraw, and three children have blessed this union: Jane Glen, Katharine Jean and Frederick John. Ever since voting age Dr. Douglas gave his support to the republican party and he has seen no reason to change his political views. Fraternally he is a valued member of the Masonic order and is also connected with the Elks and Independent Order of Foresters. Socially he is very popular. As a result of well applied effort he finds himself established in an intelligent community, surrounded by many friends and in the enjoyment of an excellent and profitable practice.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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