P. GEORGE TAIT, M. D.
Among the well known and prominent native sons of Toledo who have gained high standing in connection with the medical
profession is Dr. P. George Tait, who was born in this city, January 29, 1876, and is a son of George and Mary
(McNulty) Tait. The father was a successful baker who carried on business here to the time of his death, which
occurred May 21, 1904. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1847, and there learned the baker's trade under his
father's direction. He came to Toledo in 1875 and here established business on his own account. It is said that
few business men of the city have been more widely and none more favorably known than was George Tait. He held
stanchly to the teachings of the Scotch Presbyterian church, with which he united in his boyhood, and his life
was ever characterized by the strictest integrity and highest principles of conduct. With his removal to Toledo
he became a member of the First Presbyterian church and for many years served as one of its officials. Of him it
has been said that "his charity was broader than his dogma." At all events he was a most benevolent man,
giving freely of his means to assist others He took an active interest in the Adams Street Mission, to which he
made liberal contribution and of which he was treasurer of the board of trustees at the time of his death. He was
also a generous friend of St. Vincent's. Orphanage, of the Salvation Army and of the Bethel Mission. It is said
that during the twenty nine years of his residence in Toledo he never turned a deaf ear to the call of the hungry
and that the people who benefited by his liberality could be counted by the scores. He belonged to Charles Sumner
Lodge, Knights of Pythias, also to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Royal Arcanum, the National Union
and the Burns Curling Club. He died very suddenly, remaining an active factor in business to the very last. His
widow occupies a beautiful home on Ashland avenue, in Toledo. In their family were five children, of whom P. George
is the eldest, the others being: Harold G., Mrs. Frank Carstensen, Mrs. Ransom Ansted and Anna Belle, all living
P. George Tait attended the public schools of Toledo and was graduated from the Central high school with the class
of 1896. He then entered the medical department of the University of Michigan and completed his course there in
1900. After a year spent as an interne in St. Vincent's Hospital of Toledo he entered the New York General Hospital.
where he remained for a year, gaining that broad and valuable knowledge which can never be acquired so quickly
in any other way as in hospital experience. In 1902 he returned to Toledo, where he has since engaged in general
practice and has steadily advanced in his profession.
During the World war he received a commission as a first lieutenant of the Medical Corps and specialized in neuro
sciatic treatment. He was located at Fort Houston, Texas, and at Camp Funston, where he was discharged in 1919.
He has Vince remained in Toledo, specializing in nervous diseases, being recognized as one of the foremost representatives
of this branch of the profession. He is also physician for the treatment of nervous diseases in the United States
War Veterans' Bureau and in addition he has a large private practice. He is a member of the staff of St. Vincent's
Hospital and is likewise on the staff of the Toledo District Nurses Association; and belongs to the Toledo and
Lucas County Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Association and the American Medical Association. Dr.
Tait holds membership in Sanford L. Collins Lodge, F. & A. M., the American Legion, and the Toledo Automobile
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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