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***EARLY LAFAYETTE MEDICALCARE/DOCTORS

LET US ENTERTAIN THEM.

The State Medical Association, composed of leading physicians from all over the State, paid Lafayette the compliment of selecting it as the next place of meeting, which will take place in May, but information has just been received that the Association has decided not to meet here, having been given to understand that Lafayette is not in a position to entertain them. This is to be regretted, but is not beyond mending, as we are informed that the Association has not yet chosen any other place, and if we choose to make the effort we can still secure it. And we should make the effort, for Lafayette can not afford to let this pass by. Conventions are most excellent things for progressive towns, and their value is realized. New Orleans never permits a convention to pass it by, if it can possibly be secured, and is fast becoming known as the convention city. Lafayette could well pattern after New Orleans in this matter, and should do it, for we are well located, have the railroad facilities, a beautiful hall in the Industrial School auditorium, and a country and town worth showing. Lafayette is rapidly pushing forward, and in order to continue its development, must have outsiders of means and character come in and join in the movement. To accomplish this, we must, among other things, become sociable, invite people here and entertain them, and this is a most excellent opportunity. Besides to entertain such a representative body as the State Medical Association should be considered a high privilege.

And The Advertiser believes that the people here will take pleasure in doing it, and would suggest to the members of the local Medical Association that they appoint a citizen committee to wait upon our citizens at once, for we feel sure they will receive all the encouragement necessary. We just can not afford to let the Association meet elsewhere; it would be a reflection upon our progressiveness and a reproach to our hospitality. Lafayette Advertiser 1/6/1904



 Graduating Medical School. - Announcements have been our for several days for the commencement exercises of the Medical Department of Tulane University, to take place to-day, at the Grand Opera House, at New Orleans. Messrs. F. E. Girard, G. C. Salles and Gaston Gladu represent Lafayette in the graduating class of 1893.
Laf. Advertiser (date unknown)

Dr. Girard Back. - The Gazette is informed that Dr. Felix Girard has rented the office near the bank and will practice his profession in Lafayette. We welcome Dr. Girard back to his old home and wish him much success. Laf. Gazette 1/26/1895. 


 The professional card of Dr. F. E. Girard appears in this issue of THE ADVERTISER. In locating in Lafayette Dr. Girard has yielded to the general desire of his medical friends of this section, and his residency here is to be regarded as a decided acquisition to the community. For a number of years Dr. Girard, filled with distinction, the office of resident physician of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital of New Orleans, and it was a quest of his health he came to this place a few weeks ago. It gives us pleasure to add that the doctor's health has materially improved since his arrival. Lafayette Advertiser 1/26/1895.


Dr. E. J. Chachere and family have lately returned to their former home in Algiers, La., the doctor having determined to resume the practice of his profession at that place. Laf. Adv. 2/3/1894.



Dr. G. A. Martin took his little daughter, Michael, to Grand Coteau Sunday to place her with the sisters to make her first Communion. She will probably remain till the end of the school session. Laf. Adv. 2/4/1904.

Dr. F. E. Girard, will soon have his new office near the court house where Mr. F. Simpson's house used to stand. Laf. Adv. 2/5/1898

Dr. F. E. Girard is just recovering from a spell of lagrippe.
Laf. Adv. 2/8/1905


New received from the hospital at New Orleans is favorable to the complete recovery of B. H. Wilkins, who was sent there some time ago to be treated. Wilkins, it will be remembered, was struck on the head by Dan Keeshen during the month of December of last year. Laf. Adv. 2/8/1896


City Council Proceedings.

 Lafayette, La. Jan. 17th, 1901.
A Special meeting of the City Council was held this day. Mayor Chas. D. Caffery presiding, members present, C. O. Mouton, J. E. Martin, F. E. Girard, G. A. DeBlanc, F. Demanade, absent J. O. Mouton.

 The Resignation of Dr. F. E. Girard,  as health officer and member of Municipal Board of Health was read.

 Moved by G. A. DeBlanc seconded by J. E. Martin, that said resignation be accepted, carried.

 Moved by F. E. Girard seconded by H. Hohorst, that the Mayor appoint a committee of three to take care of a small pox case, adopted.

 Committee appointed by Mayor H. Hohorst, F. E. Girard and F. Demanade.

 Moved by C. O. Mouton seconded by G. A. DeBlanc that said committee be authorized to appoint a Physician to treat said small pox case, and have full power to act, in order to prevent the spread of infection, adopted.

 Moved by C. O. Mouton, seconded by G. A. DeBlanc, that the Council appoint a City Board of Health, adopted.

 The following named gentlemen, were appointed on said Board.

 Messrs. Wm. Clegg, Dr. J. D. Trahan, Dr. G. A. Martin, Dr. F. R. Tolson and Dr. N. P. Moss.

 Moved and duly seconded that a committee of two be appointed to notify the above Board of their appointment, adopted.

 There being no further business the Council adjourned.
   CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
   LOUIS LACOSTE, Secretary.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/9/1901.


Lafayette City Council.
Feb. 4th, 1901.

 A regular meeting of the City council was held this day.....

and among other business...

 Moved by G. A. DeBlanc, seconded by F. Demanade that the City employ at the rate of $20.00 per month subject to be used for whatever work there may be at hand, carried.

 Mr. C. O. Mouton reported having notified the members of the Board of Health of their appointments and all have refused to act as members of said Board.

 A communication from citizens and Taxpayers asking for an appropriation for a Colored school was presented to the Council.

 Moved and duly seconded that action on above communication be deferred to next regular meeting, carried.

 Moved by G. A. DeBlanc seconded by F. E. Girard, that action of the Council in rejecting Mr. J. C. Nickerson's bill for lumber be reconsidered, and that same be approved and warrant drawn for same Motion carried.

 There being no further business the Council adjourned.
  CHAS. D. CAFFERY, Mayor.
  LOUIS LACOSTE, Secretary.
  Laf. Advertiser 2/9/1901.






SUICIDE.
Paul D. St. Julien Takes His Life.

 While laboring under a fit of despondency, Paul D. St. Julien, aged 20 years a promising young medical student ended all of his earthly troubles by shooting himself through the brain with a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver.

 The act was committed in the rear gallery room on the second floor of the boarding-house No. 238 Canal street where he has been boarding since the month of October, 1892, since which time he has been attending the Tulane medical lectures.

 The young man was born and raised at Broussardville, Lafayette parish, and is the son of a well known planter of that place. He was a bright and intelligent gentleman, and expected to graduate and become a doctor next April. When the suicide first came to this city and began his studies he secured as his room mate Mr. Gerasime Richard, of Sunset, St. Landry parish, who is also attending the medical lectures at the same college. As both of them had known each other since childhood, and were now on the verge of manhood and in the same class, they became inseparable friends. A short time ago St. Julien received a letter from his relatives stating that his father, intending coming here, and this seemed to please him very much, but a few days ago he suddenly became desponded, and his room mate quickly noticed the fact. He, however, said nothing to St. Julien about the matter, as he thought the sudden change might have been caused by his studies, but it was easily seen that he was laboring under some mental strain far more severe than his studies. His roommate cheered him up the best he could, but the young man could not be comforted in his troubles, and for three consecutive days he remained in the house. He would go to his meals, but would return without eating anything, and keep secluded in his room, apparently not wishing any consolation.

 On last Sunday Richard's cousin, James Richard, of Jennings, came to the city to participate in the carnival festivities and went to room with his cousin Gerasime. Yesterday evening about 5 o'clock James Richard noticed that St. Julien was acting in a very strange manner, but paid no particular attention to him. As Richard started to leave the room St. Julien called him and asked him if he would come back and Richard replied that he would and walked over to the dressing case where St. Julien was sitting on a chair. The latter then informed him that he was in trouble, but what it was he did not say. Richard advised him to go out and walk around and he would feel better, but this he declined to do.

 His roommate next came into the room and asked him if he was going to see the parade and he answered in the negative. As he complained of being cold, Richard had a fire made for him.

 At 6 o'clock when the supper bell rang St. Julien declined to go down stairs and his companion left the room with his cousin. After partaking of supper they went out to see the parade. After witnessing the procession and walking around the city they returned to the boarding house shortly before midnight and proceeded upstairs to their room.

 The door was partly open, while the lamp on the dressing case was burning dimly. As they attempted to push the door wide open they found that it met with an obstruction. They instantly looked in and were horrified to see young St. Julien lying on the floor at the bed with a pistol clutched in his right hand, and his chest and his face and breast bespattered with blood, while on the floor was a large pool of the crimson fluid.

 The inmates were hastily informed of what had taken place and when James Richard went  to St. Julien's trunk where he had kept his revolver, he discovered that the suicide had taken his weapon and placing the muzzle into his mouth sent a bullet crashing through his brain.




 One of the roomers immediately proceeded to the central station and informed Chief Gaster of the affair and the coroner was then notified. The deceased leaves a mother and brothers. From the N. O. Picayune and in the Lafayette Advertiser 2/10/1894.







Accident.

Last Sunday while Judge Debaillon's boys were amusing themselves in the yard, one of the boys accidentally inflicted with an ax  slight scalp wound on little Paul's head. Dr. Mouton was called and dressed the wound, and Paul is all right again. Laf. Gaz. 2/10/1894.  




Success of a Lafayette Boy.

 Dr. G. E. Salles, formerly of this town and one of our most popular boys, but now a practicing physician of Houston, was in town this week on a visit to his relatives. His many friends here will learn with pleasure that he is meeting with much success in the practice of his chosen profession. The Gazette sincerely wishes him continued prosperity for there are none more deserving of success than Dr. Salles. Lafayette Gazette 2/10/1894.
 
 
 


 


POLICE JURY

By motion duly made the Police Jury proceeding under act 92 of 18823, to provide for the organization of local Boards of Health for the various parishes of the State of Louisiana, resolved into a parish Board of Health as follows:
 
LAFAYETTE, LA., FEB. 6, 1893.
 
By virtue of the powers vested in the Police Juries of the various parishes of the State under act 92, of the session of the State legislature of the year 1882,
 
Be it enacted,
That the President and members of the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette do hereby constitute themselves a Board of Health under the following rules and regulations and the officers of the Police Jury are hereby elected to serve in their respective capacities on the Board of Health to-wit: W. B. Torian, President, and R. C. Greig, Secretary.
 

RULES AND REGULATIONS.
 

1st the coroner and parish physician, Dr. A. Gladu, is hereby appointed health officer for the parish of Lafayette, and is hereby empowered and instructed to carry into effect all ordinances, rules and regulations now in force, or that may hereafter be adopted by this Board of Health.
 
2d. It shall be the duty of the health officer to inform himself thoroughly as to the introduction of any and all infectious or contagious diseases into the parish of Lafayette, as to the presence and progress of any such disease or diseases at all points infected, or where an epidemic of any kind is report as prevailing, or where individual cases have occurred or hereafter may occur, and he shall adopt such measures and precautions as the rules of the Board of Health may provide, and in case of an emergency to act for the moment as his judgment may determine.
 
3d. In case of the occurrence of any infectious or contagious disease or diseases, anywhere in the State, the health officer is required to adopt stringent measures of quarantine as may be deemed most effectual for preventing the introduction of any such disease from the affected locality or localities, and to this he shall at the proper time, with the advice and consent of the President of the Board of Health, establish quarantine guards to enforce the rules and regulations of this ordinance.
 
5th. It shall be the duty of the Health officer to carefully investigate all sources of danger to the public health, from collections of filth for other nuisances,  and to adopt prompt and stringent measures for the abatement of such.
 
6th. In case of any danger from the introduction of any infectious or contagious or diseases or if any infected clothing or goods should threaten the public health in any Police Jury ward of this parish, them and in such cases the Police Juror representing such ward, is empowered to act promptly for the suppression or such danger,  and it shall be his duty to report the facts to the Health officers without delay.
 
The President was authorized to confer with the Health officer and to establish if necessary a pest house for the isolation of any person or persons who may be afflicted with any infectious disease or diseases.
 
The President was also empowered to act in conjunction with the authorities of the town of Lafayette, against the introduction of small pox into the parish from any and all infected localities:
 
W. B. TORIAN, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.
Laf. Adv. 2/11/1893.
 


POLICE JURY: Mr. Mouton also reported renting pest house land to Dr. Rouif for three years at $5 per acre. Laf. Adv. 2/14/1903.


Gladu Visiting Gladu. Father P. Gladu, of Welston, O., is visiting the family of his brother, Dr. A. Gladu, of Lafayette. Father Gladu has just returned from a trip in Mexico. He will remain here about one month.
Lafayette Gazette 2/15/1902.



Pneumonia. - The doctors have been very busy during the past few weeks. We are informed that pneumonia prevails throughout the parish and that in some sections it has almost reached an epidemic form. A number of deaths resulting from this disease have been reported within the last week. Lafayette Gazette 2/16/1901. 


Boy Badly Burned. - Yesterday morning at 11 o'clock the young boy of Mr. John Bowen, Olly, came very near being the victim of a horrible fate. The clothes of the unfortunate little fire from a grate and in less than it takes to tell it, he was enveloped in flames, but fortunately Mrs. Bowen had the presence of mind to carry him to (unreadable word), which she used to put out the fire. Little Olly was pretty badly burned about the legs. Dr. A. R. Trahan attended to the child and did all he could to relieve him. Lafayette Gazette 2/16/1895.


At the Pest House. - Things at the pest-house are getting along very well. Dr. Girard informs us that only a few patients there are from this town. Several cases are from the parish. The town is now free from smallpox, a fact which all will be pleased to know. At the time it looked very much like we were going to have an epidemic, but the intelligent methods adopted by our health officer has saved us from so dreadful a calamity.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.


 


Board of Health.
LAFAYETTE, LA., Feb. 14, 1900.


 The Board of Health met this day in special session with the following members present:  Drs. Geo. R. Dalaureal, H. D. Guidry, J. P. Francez, and Messrs. L. G. Breaux, D. A. Cochrane, J. O. Broussard, and Jasper Spell.  Absent:  Dr. R. O. Young.

 The president explained the object of the meeting to be the fixing of charges and physicians, nurses and guards etc., in cases of smallpox.

 By motion the following rates were adopted:   Transportation of patients to pesthouse per head, $1.50; diagnosing cases per head, $2.50; guards and nurses per day, $1.00.

 Messrs. D. A. Cochrane and R. C. Greig were appointed to contract for transportation, and Messrs. H. D. Guidry, D. A. Cochrane and R. C. Greig were appointed to appear before the jury and urge approval of above charges.

       GEO. R. DELAUREAL, PRES.,
       R. C. GREIG, Secty.
Lafayette Gazette 2/17/1900.



Dr. G. A. Martin recently purchased from Mrs. J. A. Veazey, a lot of ground on Lincoln ave., measuring 45 x 125 feet, on which he intends building a residence and (unreadable word) at an early date. Laf. Adv. 2/17/1894.



POLICE JURY.
Lafayette, La., Feb. 6, 1893.

Among other business....

The committee appointed to ascertain in regard to the establishment of a potter's field was granted further time to report.

 
By motion duly made the Police Jury proceeding under act 92 of 1882, to provide for the organization of local Boards of Health for the various parishes of the State of Louisiana, resolved into a parish Board of Health as follows:

LAFAYETTE, LA., Feb. 6, 1893.

By virtue of the powers vested in the Police Juries of the various parishes of the State under act 92, of the session of the State legislature of the year 1882,
Be it enacted :

That the President and members of the Police Jury of the Parish of Lafayette do hereby constitute themselves a Board of Health under the following rules and regulations and the officers of the Police Jury are hereby elected to serve in their respective capacities on the Board of Health to-wit : W. B. Torian, President, and R. C. Greig, Secretary.

RULES AND REGULATIONS.

1st. The coroner and parish physician, Dr. A. Gladu, is hereby appointed health officer for the parish of Lafayette, and is hereby empowered and instructed to carry into effect all ordinances, rules and regulations now in force, or that may hereafter be adopted by this Board of Health.

2d. It shall be the duty of the health officer to inform himself thoroughly as to the introduction of any and all infectious or contagious diseases into the parish of Lafayette, as to the presence and progress of any such disease or diseases at all points infected, or where an epidemic of any kind is reported as prevailing, or where individual cases have occurred or may occur, and he shall adopt such measures and precautions as the rules of the Board of Health, may provide, and in case an emergency to act for the moment as his judgment may determine.

3d. In case of the occurrence of any infectious or contagious disease or diseases, anywhere in the State, the health officer is required to adopt stringent measures of quarantine as may be deemed most effectual for preventing the introduction of any such disease from the affected locality or localities, and to this end, he shall, at the proper time, with the advice and consent of the President of the Board of Health, establishing quarantine guards to enforce the rules and regulations of this ordinance.

5th. It shall be the duty of the Health officer, to carefully investigate all sources of danger to the public health, from collections of filth or other nuisances, and to adopt prompt and stringent measures for the abatement of such.

6th. In case of any danger from the introduction of any infectious, or contagious disease or diseases or if any infected clothing or goods should threaten the public health in any Police Jury ward of this parish, then and and in such cases the Police Juror representing such ward, is empowered to act promptly for the suppression of such danger, and it shall be his duty to report the facts to the Health officer without delay.

The President was authorized to confer with the Health officer and to establish, if necessary, a pest house for the isolation of any person or persons who may be afflicted with any infectious or contagious disease or diseases.

The president was also empowered to act in conjunction with the authorities of the town of Lafayette, against the introduction of small pox into the parish from any and all infected localities:

W. B. TORIAN, President.
R. C. GREIG, Secretary.

Complaints having been made to the Police Jury relative to the bad condition of the public roads under contract, it is hereby resolved that the road contractor, Mr. I. N. Satterfield, be and is hereby instructed to take prompt measures to remedy the matter.

By motion duly made the president of the Police Jury, Mr. W. B. Torian, was appointed as purchasing agent for the parish, and authorized to purchase any and all supplies required in the administration of the parish prison as well as such repairs as may be deemed necessary upon the court house or Clerk's office.

A communication from Dr. F. J. Mayer on the subject of rice culture and the advisability of a of a proper exhibit of the cereal at the Chicago Exposition, was read and owing to the late hour, action thereon deferred.

The following was duly adopted :
Resolved, That the keeper of the parish jail be and is hereby required to keep an account with every prisoner of the blankets, etc., furnished, and if any prisoner shall fail to account for the same, then and in that case the jailer is authorized and required to make affidavit against said prisoner for theft before his liberation.

A communication from Mr. W. B. Bailey, Clerk of Court, calling attention to the unsafe condition of the archives of his office by reason of the loss of a large key by his predecessor in office, and also representing the necessity of a new seal for the Clerk's office, was read and on motion the President was empowered to take such steps as would be deemed essential.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/18/1893. 


 Dr. G. A. Martin, will enlarge his residence, Contractor Anderson will have charge of the work. Laf. Adv. 2/19/1898.



 

The wind on last Saturday night was very disastrous on Cote Gelee, in this parish. The Royville church, with its high and commanding steeple was leveled to earth, likewise the residence of Dr. Young, the cotton gin of Messrs. Billaud & Pellerin, and several other buildings in the same neighborhood, too numerous to mention. We heartily sympathize with the sufferers. Fortune sometimes repays her frowns with many a smile. Lafayette Advertiser 2/20/1869.



Dr. J. A. Martin's new model dental office is near the First National Bank.
Laf. Adv. 2/22/1905

Dr. J. A. Martin is extracting teeth positively without pain and no ill after effects with his new anesthetic, "The Grace." Laf. Adv. 2/22/1905


Dr. F. E. Girard is having the old building next to his office on the Court House square demolished, and in its stead will erect an up-to-date sanitarium. Laf. Adv. 2/22/1902




Will Practice at Royville. - The Gazette is informed that Dr. Roy Young, who held a very important position in the Houston Hospital, has moved to Royville (now Youngsville), where he will practice his profession in the future. Dr. Young is one of our most promising young men, having always ranked among the first, both at school and among his confreres of the medical profession. Lafayette Gazette 2/23/1895.



Master Richard Creswell received a painful injury of the hand last Tuesday, while operating a foot-powered (unreadable word) by The Advertiser office. He (unreadable word) himself under the care of Dr. Trahan. Laf. Adv. 2/23/1895



Dr. G. A. Martin, after suffering with Lagrippe for three weeks is well again and ready to attend LaGrippe's sufferers. Laf. Adv. 2/25/1899



Doc Returns. - It is with great pleasure that we chronicle the return to our city of Dr. Thos. B. Hopkins, who arrived yesterday. He expects his family to join him here about April 1st. Dr. Hopkins' return is a direct result of the impetus given our town and school by recent agitation. Every reader of the Advertiser will join us in extending a hearty welcome to the Doctor and his family.
Lafayette Advertiser 2/25/1893.
 

 

Dr. J. A. Martin is moving to-day into his new dental office near The First National Bank. Laf. Advertiser 3/1/1905.




























Dr. Voorhies Moving to Lafayette. - Dr. R. D. Voorhies, who has been a practicing physician in New Orleans for a number of years has decided to locate in Lafayette and has opened an office adjoining Wischan & Domengeaux. Dr. Voorhies's family have not arrived yet, but will move here shortly. He is a brother of clerk of court E. G. Voorhies and Mr. F. E. Voorhies. The Advertiser extends him a cordial welcome to Lafayette. Lafayette Advertiser 3/22/1905.


 Dr. F. R. Tolson is having an addition made to his dwelling that will be of great service.
Lafayette Advertiser 3/24/1894.




It's now "Dr." P. M. Girard. - We are glad to be able to announce the return home this week of our young friend Perey M. Girard, with all the honors of a full-fledged Doctor of Medicine. We offer our congratulations and hope he may be instrumental in relieving many sufferers, - for such is his mission.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/1/1882.




Graduating Medical School. - Announcements have been our for several days for the commencement exercises of the Medical Department of Tulane University, to take place to-day, at the Grand Opera House, at New Orleans. Messrs. F. E. Girard, G. C. Salles and Gaston Gladu represent Lafayette in the graduating class of 1893.
Laf. Advertiser 4/5/1893




Messrs. F. E. Girard and G. Salles returned home Thursday afternoon from Tulane University, bearing with them their diplomas which conferred upon them the degree of M. D. We congratulate both the Doctors and wish them the greatest success in the practice of their profession.
Laf. Adv. 4/8/1893. 

 Work has begun this week on the new dwelling house of Dr. G. A. Martin, and it is the intention of Contractor Fred Mouton to push the building to a rapid completion. Laf. Adv. 4/7/1894.


Dr. Plough's Burglarized. - On last Thursday evening, in our town Dr. A. L. Plough's room was entered by thieves; he was robbed of the sum of forty dollars in currency, a valuable diamond ring, and other small articles. The Dr. had left his lamp burning, but the audacity and shrewdness of the robbers, seem to have been equal to all emergencies. As we have before remarked, crime is too rife in our midst, and if the law cannot vindicate itself or protect our citizens, the community will take the matter in hand. Lafayette Advertiser 4/17/1896.


Dr. Irion has telephone communications with all towns in the parish. Use the wires to make your dental appointments. Office next to Moss Bros. & Co. Telephone 9-1-3-5.
 Lafayette Advertiser 4/18/1896.

Dr. Felix Girard, left last Sunday for New Orleans where he enters the Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Hospital. It is his intention to make a specialty of treating the diseases of those organs and we trust he will meet with success in his future life. Laf. Adv. 4/19/1893


 A very pleasant gathering of young people occurred at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. A. Gladu on last Saturday night, in honor of the 21st birthday of their son Dr. Gaston Gladu, who had returned from Mermantau, where he is practicing his profession for the occasion. The evening was most thoroughly enjoyed by all, and the time passed rapidly playing cards and listening to sweet music.
Lafayette Advertiser 4/19/1893.



Becoming A Pharmacist. - Communication was received here yesterday from Galveston, Texas, stating that Mr. T. B. Hopkins, Jr., son of Dr. Hopkins, of this place, had passed a splendid examination before the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, and has procured a certificate that allows him to act as a full-fledged druggist anywhere in the state. Of a class of 26 Mr. Hopkins was one of six that passed. Good Tom! Keep on in your honorable profession. Lafayette Advertiser 4/20/1895.



Serious and Difficult Operation. - On Tuesday last, 1st., Dr. G. A. Martin of this place and Dr. Rene Martin of Breaux Bridge performed at the last named place, a very delicate operation upon Mr. Moi e Dupuis of Rayne, which there is reason to believe was most successfully done. The operation consisted of removing a large tumor from the neck, a very difficult and dangerous piece of work. A number of surgeons had refused to attempt the operation, and Mr. Dupuis even sought relief in New Orleans without success. Lafayette Advertiser 5/5/1894.  



Attakapas Medical Association Meeting.
Let's Keep Records!

 Dr. F. J. Mayer, formerly of this parish, introduced a resolution at the Attakapas Medical Association meeting at New Iberia Tuesday, recommending the enactment of laws establishing bureaus in the several parishes of this state to which all births, marriages, and death, must be reported and registered.

 It is hoped that our law makers, soon to assemble in Baton Rouge, will carry out the suggestion embodied in Dr. Mayer's resolution, as an official record as this would furnish would place the parishes and the state is possession of vital and mortuary statistics of great value and capable of important service in determining matters of health and law.
Lafayette Advertiser 5/5/1894.



Dentist Now at Gordon.

 Dr. Smith, the Dental Specialist now at the Gordon Hotel, comes well recommended, having practiced in Southern Louisiana during the winter season for the past five years.
Laf. Adv. 5/10/1905.

Dr. G. A. Martin took possession of his house on Lincoln Avenue during the week. The Doctor's house is a departure from the prevailing style of architecture in this vicinity, and we trust the idea will be followed by others. It costs no more, and evidently has several points of advantage .Lafayette Advertiser 5/26/1894.


On Jefferson Street. - Dr. O. H. Guidry purchased from Mr. Crow Girard recently, the property at the foot of Jefferson street owned and occupied up to a few months ago, by Judge I. Falk. We have heard that it is the intention of the doctor to make some substantial improvements on the lot at an early date. Lafayette Advertiser 5/27/1893.


Stiffed the Advertiser. - Dr. Holbrook, Dentist, who was here lately, had himself advertised in this paper calling public attention to his profession &c., and after a stay of several weeks left without settling the cost of such advertising. Now it may be the Doctor did not intend to beat us out of this little amount, but "at this present moment" it has the appearance right much, and the prospect is, that he will be handed around at the same expense to himself, perhaps. We have been told that he is now in Lake Charles. Look out for him. Lafayette Advertiser 6/3/1882.


Sad Event. - A sad event happened at the depot in this city yesterday. A Mr. McCormick, of Beaumont, Texas, was taking his little six-month-old baby to New Orleans to place it in a hospital for treatment for intussusception.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intussusception_(medical_disorder While enroute the child became worse and at this place Dr. G. A. Martin and Dr. T. B. Hopkins were called, but the little was beyond help of professional skill and expired in a few moments after their arrival. The little body was laid out in one of the rooms of the Crescent Hotel to await the afternoon train for Texas. Lafayette Advertiser 6/8/1895.


Dr. G. A. Martin of this place, with Drs. F. R. Martin and A. C. Durio, were called to Bulliardville, Wednesday and performed a serious operation on a lady in hope of prolonging her life. Laf. Adv. 6/16/1894


Dr. Franklin Mouton is having a neat office built on the corner of Washington and Vermilion streets. The work is being done by Mr. Sarrazin Broussard.
Laf. Adv. 6/20/1891

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