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The medical fraternity in Sacramento has a worth}- representative in Dr. J. Hayes Fisher, who was born November 14, 1880, in Red Cloud, Webster county, Neb., the son of Mason A. and Jennie M. (Rasmussen) Fisher. The father, who was a builder by trade, followed this calling in Sacramento and here his earth life came to a close September 4, 1912.

The early boyhood years of Dr. Fisher were passed in the vicinity of his birthplace and he received his primary education in the schools of Red Cloud and Grand Island, Neb. He was fifteen years of age when the family removed to California and settled in Sacramento, and here he continued his studies. After his graduation from the Sacramento high school in 1901 he became the druggist at the Sacramento County Hospital and in March of the following year he began the study of medicine in the Hahnemann Medical College of the Pacific at San Francisco. Completing successfully his course of study he was graduated May 19, 1905, with the degree of M. D. At the time of the San Francisco disaster he was resident physician in the city and county hospital of that city, performing the duties of first assistant in that institution. It was on August 23, 1906, that he returned to Sacramento and opened an office at No. 716 J street, continuing there until his removal to his present quarters in the Ochsner Building April 1, 1907. In 1903, while in medical college, he matriculated at the Pacific Optical College in San Francisco, and was graduated from that institution as an optometrist the same year and in his practice he finds much to do along that specialty.

In 1905 Dr. Fisher was president of Phi Alpha Sigma Society and in 1904 was editor of the Periscope, his college paper, and during his senior year, 1905, was president of the student body. He was one of the organizers of the Sacramento Valley Homeopathic Medical Association and served as its secretary for three years, or until his resignation, and he is still a member of the California State Homeopathic Medical Society.

Fraternally Dr. Fisher affiliates with the Woodmen of the World ; Red Jacket Tribe No. 28, I. O. R. M.; the Maccabees; the Fraternal Brotherhood; and the Foresters of America. In the Red Men's tribe of which he is a member he holds the office of medicine man, and is medical examiner in the other organizations mentioned. Politically he is a Republican but has never aspired to any office and usually votes for worthy candidates, regardless of their party affiliations. As a citizen he is public spirited and helpful to all local interests which promise good to the greatest number. Professionally he is popular and held in the highest repute and his large practice testifies to his ability in the profession which he has chosen for his life work. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011