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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
The first physician in Fairfax is but dimly remembered and but little is known about him. His name is said to have been Joy and by others to have been Joyce.
C. S. Knapp was born in 1826, in Connecticut, and when twelve years old moved with his parents to the state of New York. He was given an academical education and then followed the drug business four years. Began the study of medicine at the age of eighteen, and in 1851 graduated from the Syracuse Medical College; practiced in that city five years and then continued in the work of his profession in Columbia county, Wisconsin, until 1871, at which time he came to Cairo. He engaged in farming and in the practice of his profession. In 1883 he opened a drug store in Fairfax. Married in 1848, Miss E. M. Imson; the children are W. E., Frank S., B. A., Ida May and William H.
A. M. Crandall received a certificate from the Medical Examining Board June 9, 1896, and offered it for record Sept. 18, 1908.
H. E. Lucas practiced here for a while.
George H. Walker received a certificate from the Medical Examining Board June 26, 1908, and offered it for record June 17, 1909.
William Philander Lee received a certificate from the Medical Examining Board, July 10, 1884, and offered it for record July 19, 1894.
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