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Source: Past and Present of Pike County, Page 183

J. I. DOSS, M. D.

Dr. J. I. Doss, who since 1883 has engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Milton, where his ability and devotion to his profession have been recognized in a large and constantly growing patronage, was born in Waverly, Illinois, August 29, 1858, his parents being Dr. C. H. and Margaret Doss. Whether inherited tendency or environment or a natural predilection did most to influence the choice of J. I. Doss to a profession is not definitely known, but that he chose a life work for which nature seemed to have intended him is indicated by the fact of his success as a practitioner. His literary education was completed by three years’ study in the Christian University at Canton, Missouri, after which he read medicine for one year under the direction of his father. He next attended a term of lectures at the Eclectic Medical Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, and subsequently entered the Bennett Medical College at Chicago, from which he was graduated in the class of 1880, having pursued a thorough course in that institution. He at once entered upon the practice of his profession in Pittsfield, where he remained for three years, and in 1883 he came to Milton, Pike county, where he has since remained, a liberal patronage being accorded him in recognition of his thorough understanding of the principles of medicine and surgery and his correct application of his knowledge to the needs of suffering humanity. In 1892 he pursued a post-graduate course in New York Post-Graduate College and he has continuously been a student of his profession, keeping in touch with modern scientific researches through the reading of medical journals and the books that have been contributed to medical literature and are of recognized value to the profession.

Dr. Doss was married September 12, 1883, to Miss Virginia E. Luthy, a daughter of Samuel and Mary Luthy, of Pittsfield, Illinois, and they are highly esteemed in social circles of Milton, the hospitality of the best homes being cordially extended to them. Dr. Doss is a member of Milton lodge, No. 275, A. F. & A. M., and of Robin Hood lodge, No. 415, K. P., both of Milton. He is an elder in the Christian church, of which he has been a member since 1876. In his profession he is connected with the Illinois State Eclectic Association and the National Eclectic Association. He is a self-made man in every respect, and has devoted his life to a profession wherein advancement depends entirely upon individual effort and merit constantly broadening his knowledge by reading and research, which has promoted his efficiency year by year and in the twenty-two years of his connection with Milton has sustained a high reputation and enjoyed the unqualified confidence and good will of his fellow citizens.

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