Biography of Dr. Miles W. Johns
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Among the younger members of the medical fraternity in Utica who have met with unusual success in the practice of their profession must be mentioned Dr. Miles Wendell Johns. who was born in Remsen, Oneida county, on the 1st of May, 1878. He is a son of Samuel E. and Julia (Jones) Johns, the father a well known dry goods merchant of this county.

Reared at home after the completion of his elementary education which was acquired in the public schools of his native town, Miles Wendell Johns entered the high school at Norwich, New York, from which institution he later graduated. Having decided to follow the profession of medicine for his life vocation he subsequently matriculated at the New York Homeopathic Medical College and Flower Hospital, being awarded the degree of doctor of medicine with the class of 1903. After being graduated he pursued a special course in obstetrics in the New York Lying in Hospital, following which he became an interne in the Netropolitan Hospital, where he remained for two years, during the latter half of which period he was chief of the staff. The last six months he took a course in pathology and autopsy under the direction of Dr. Bond Stow of New York. At the expiration of that period Dr. Johns felt that he was fully and adequately qualified both in theory and practice to begin a private practice so he came to Utica and established an office at 188 Court street, where for two years he engaged in general practice, when he removed to No. 191 of the same street. Desiring to specialize, later he went to Chicago to the school of ElectroTherapeutics, and for some time devoted his undivided attention to the study of electricity as an agent in the treatment of disease. He has since very largely directed his attention along this particular method of treatment with gratifying success, and now has one of the most thoroughly equipped electrical rooms of any physician in the state. On the 1st of May, of this year, he removed into a magnificent suite of seven rooms, located in the Evans building on Genesee street, in which he has placed every appliance known to modern surgery for the treatment of human ills by means of either electricity or the X rays.

Dr. Johns was united in marriage in 1905 to Miss Grace Treible of Norwich, New York, a daughter of Rev. Wilson and Eva (Beicher) Treible. The union of Dr. and Mrs. Johns has been blessed with the birth of one son, Keith Wendell.

Fraternally Dr. Johns is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, while he maintains relations with his fellow practitioners through the medium of his membership in the County, State and Central New York Chirurgical Society. In addition to his large and constantly increasing private practice Dr. Johns is a member of the staff of the Utica Homeopathic Hospital. He is most ably qualified both by nature and preparation for the vocation he has elected to follow, possessing the sympathetic nature, strong personality and vitality, as well as skill in diagnosis which enable him to inspire in others the confidence so essential to success in the sick room.

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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