Title: A group of distinguished physicians and surgeons of Chicago; a collection of biographical sketches of many of the eminent representatives, past and present, of the medical profession of Chicago
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Sperry, F. M., comp
Subjects: Physicians Surgeons Medicine
Publisher: Chicago, J.H. Beers & co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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linois, he joined him and remained with him fornine years, following farming and stock raising. At the expiration of thattime he returned to Chicago, and entered the office of Dr. Daniel Brainard,as a pupil. Here he remained three years, attending also, at the same time,lectures in Rush Medical College, from which he graduated in 1849. A,short time before his graduation, however, he located himself about twentymiles from Chicago, in Cook county, and commenced practice, continuingthere two years. In 1849 Dr. Freer was appointed Demonstrator of Anatomy in RushMedical College, being the successful one out of a list of twenty applicantswho competed for the appointment, by a lecture before the Faculty of theCollege. This position he filled for six years, and at the same time lecturedon Descriptive Anatomy. In 1854 he was appointed Professor of Anatomy,which Chair he held until his appointment as Professor of Physiology andSurgical Anatomy, in 1859. In 1868 the branch of Surgical Anatomy he
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cjA dJf&iu^ PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. 195 turned over to Professor Powell, and from that time his teaching was con-fined to Physiology. For four years he was abroad, returning during thesession in winter to fill his Chair in the college. He was one of the surgeonsto Cook County Hospital. He was a member of the State Medical Society,as well as of the American Medical Association, and at times he contri-buted to the literature of the profession. He also gave some lectures onvivisection. Dr. Freer was married in 1844 to Emeline Holden, of Illinois, andagain, in 1848, to Catherine Gatter, a native of Wurtemberg, Germany. In the great Chicago fire of October, 1871, he lost the larger part ofhis property; but with characteristic firmness and industry, he commencedanew to repair his pecuniary losses, and further still to increase his profes-sional reputation and influence. He enjoyed an excellent reputation, both asa surgeon and a general practitioner, of medicine. He was a successfulteac
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