Orville Harry Brown was born in Kansas July 18, 1875
and died in So. California on July 25, 1943. In 1905 he received both a Ph.D.
from the University of Chicago and an M.D. from St. Louis University. At various
times Dr. Brown taught at the university level, served as Physician-in-Chief and
then Superintendent of the Missouri State Sanatorium for the Treatment of
Pulmonary Tuberculosis, and as Arizona State Superintendent of Public Health and
Secretary of the State Board of Health. He was the editor of "Southwestern
Medicine" for many years, and authored two books. These papers deal exclusively
with Dr. Brown's professional life, consisting mainly of reprints and a few
formal reports. They also contain many (crumbling) newspaper clippings on the
Spanish American War, President McKinley, and considerable material on the
Committee of One Hundred for National Health (an offshoot of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science) and the Committee's supporting
group, the American Health League.
Orville Harry Brown was born in Sabetha, Kansas, on July 18, 1875 and died in
Arcadia, California on July 25, 1943. He attended Ottawa (KS) University,
received an AB degree from the University of Kansas in 1901, and in 1905 a Ph.D.
from the University of Chicago and the M.D. degree from St. Louis University. He
did graduate work at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole during two
summers, and post-graduate studies in Vienna and London during 1906.
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