Biography of Dr. John A. Reuter
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JOHN ALEXANDER REUTER, M. D.
Dr. John A. Reuter, a well known medical practitioner and surgeon, who owns and conducts The Dalles Hospital, was born in Wisconsin in 1876, a son of A. L. and Christina (Haas) Reuter. The father was one of the very early settlers of that state, where he operated a large spoke and hub ruanufactory and where he was also engaged in banking for some years.

Dr. John A. Reuter began his education in the graded schools of his home town, later entering Oakland College. He received his medical education at Rush Medical College, Chicago, from which institution he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1897. Later in that yea; he went to Europe and took postgraduate courses at the Vienna General Hospital in the city of Vienna, at the St. Thomas Hospital, London, and at Guy's Hospital, London. On leaving the last named he returned to America and took additional work at Bellevue Hospital, New York, and at the Northwestern, Chicago, and in 1901 he removed to Portland, Oregon, where he commenced the practice of his profession. His health demanding a removal from the coast, he came to The Dallies in 1902 and renewed his practice, which has steadily grown until the Doctor now enjoys a prominent place in his profession.

In addition to his office practice, Dr. Reuter owns and conducts The Dallies Hospital, which he established in association with others. At the time the hospital was opened for the reception of patients, its capacity was limited to fifteen, but under his capable management it has been gradually enlarged, and in the spring of 1920 the accommodation was equal to handling eighty-five patients, and further extensions were in contemplation at the time this sketch was written.

Dr. Reuter, while a specialist in surgery, also gives his attention to the demands of a general practice, and he is equally expert in the medical as in the surgical department of his profession. His hospital is equipped with the latest modern appliances and is not surpassed by any similar institution in the West, his skill in the treatment of the cases entrusted to his care being at all times in keeping with his reputation.

Dr. Reuter has numerous fraternal affiliations, among them being membership in the Elks, while in the Masonic order he is a Knight Templar and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. He is a member of the Oregon State Medical Society; president of the Mid-Columbia Medical Society, and a member of the American Medical Association, in the affairs of all of which he takes a warm and practical interest. He is a member of The Dalles Chamber of Commerce, and in other directions he gives of his time and ability to the advancement of all movements pertaining to the welfare of the community in which he resides.

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


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