Titles by Subject Matter - Medical Field / Physicians


Charles Kettering Made Dayton Site of Feverish Medical Research
by Roz Young Copyright December 3, 1994
Kettering received the Chevalier Legion d' Honneur, France's highest civilian award, for his work in fever research.


Dayton Dental Society History
by the Ohio Dental Journal
The start of dentistry in Dayton in 1831 to the mid 1950s. The article appeared in the March 1964 edition of the Ohio Dental Journal


Dr. L. E. Custer: Dedicated to His Profession
by E. J. Spencer, D.D.S. Copyright 1964
Dayton's most inventive dentist, and father to Levitt Luzerin Custer, inventor of the Custer Car. The article appeared in the March 1964 edition of the Ohio Dental Journal


Dr. Rose Had Just the Right Cure
by Roz Young July 11, 1992
A strange doctor and his even stranger medicine and habits

Early Dayton Dentists Made Big Contributions to the Profession
by Carl V. Roberts Copyright 1976
A short history of dentists in Dayton, starting in 1831. This article appeared in the Dayton Daily News on July 4, 1976.


An Epidemic Checked: A Chronicle of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Dayton, Ohio
by Jackie Frederick Copyright 2003
How influenza was contracted by approximately a third of the population of Dayton and caused over 570 deaths.
Reproduced here with the permission of the author.

M. E. Niswonger: Outstanding Dayton Dentist
by E. J. Spencer, D.D.S. Copyright 1964
Dr. Milo E. Niswonger was an authority in the field of prosthetic dentistry and recognized as a great speaker. The article appeared in the March 1964 edition of the Ohio Dental Journal


The Montgomery County Medical Society: Its Founders and Early Members
by W. J. Conklin, M.A., M.D. Copyright 1901
Continues the stories of Dayton's doctors that began in his "The Pioneer Doctor" speech given in 1900


The Opening of St. Elizabeth Hospital
by Howard Burba Copyright 1934
The city folks were excited when they learned that St. E's hospital was going to open on August 15, 1878. The article appeared in the Dayton Daily News on April 1, 1934.

The Pioneer Doctor: A Medical Sketch of Early Dayton, 1796-1825
by W. J. Conklin, M.A., M.D. Copyright 1900
A speech commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Montgomery County Medical Society


Unparalled Recipes for the Cure of Some of the Most Dreadful Diseases that Flesh is Subject to
by Daniel Detrick Written in 1846
Potions and prayers used to cure a variety of diseases for both man and beast in Dayton circa 1846


When Influenza Came to Dayton
by Dayton Daily News Copyright 1918
A series of reports that appeared in the Dayton Daily News newspaper from October 1918 to January 1919 on the devastating effects influenza had on Dayton citizens and how it rampaged throughout the city.

When the Cholera Plaque Swept Dayton
by Howard Burba Copyright 1931
For over a month cholera killed up to a dozen people a day in Dayton. The article appeared in the Dayton Daily News on March 8, 1931