Biography of Dr. Emmett R. Lyde
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Dr. Emmett R. Lyda, a well known osteopath, with offices in The Dalles, Oregon and in Los Angeles, California, has for a partner in practice his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Lyda. He was born in Adair county, Missouri. In 1885, a son of Dr. Wood and Margaret (Meeks) Lyda, both of whom were members of old pioneer families of that state. His maternal grandfather, Judge George Meeks, was Judge of the probate court and a distinguished member of the Missouri bar.

Emmett R. Lyda was educated in the graded schools of Kirksville, at the State Normal School and at the University of Missouri. Later he took up the study of osteopathy at the American School of Osteopathy, under Dr. A. A. Still, the father of that science, and was graduated from that institution in 1906. He was appointed secretary to Dr. Still and remained in that position until 1909, when he accepted the chair of osteopathic technique and chief of clinic, which he held for five years. While engaged in the discharge of the duties of these offices, Dr. Lyda took postgraduate courses in various medical colleges, and in 1913 he was graduated from the Pacific College of Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Lyda is not only a finished technician but a master of orthopedic surgery and diagnosis. Upon his retirement from the American School of Osteopathy in 1914, his fellow professors voiced their regret at the loss of so able an associate. In that year he removed to Los Angeles, California, where he has since maintained an office and built up a large practice, which is steadily growing. It was in 1918 that he came to The Dallies, where he has since been engaged in the practice of his profession, and he visits Los Angeles at frequent intervals to look after the interests of his business in that city. He has come to be recognized in The Dalles as one of the foremost members of his profession, retaining the confidence of all who avail themselves of his skill and treatment.

In 1916 Dr. Lyda was married to Miss Elizabeth Eddon, of The Dallies, whd is a granddaughter of the late Judge Atwater, one of the old time residents of Wasco county, where the family has lived for several years. Mrs. Lyda, who is associated with her husband in practice under the firm name of Lyda & Lyda, is a graduate of the Los Angeles College of Physicians and Surgeons and in the treatment of cases displays equal skill and success in the handling of patients. They are the parents of one son, Wood Lyda. They take a warm interest in all the social and cultural activities of The Dalles, where their popularity is firmly established among all classes.

From:
History of Oregon Illistrated
Vol. 3
BY: Charles H. Carney
The Pioneer Historical Publishing Company
Chicago - Portland 1922


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