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Arthur Gomez Lumsden, M. D.

One of the young physicians of promise in Petaluma is Arthur Gomez Lumsden, born in Penole, Contra Costa county, Cal., November 9, 1882, receiving his education in the public schools of his home town and later in the San Francisco Commercial high school, where he was graduated in 1900. After two years of travel he realized the ambition of his boyhood in taking up the study of medicine, entering the College of Physicians and Surgeons in San Francisco. At the end of four years, upon receiving the degree of M. D., he launched into active practice in Reno, Nev., where he remained for three years, then wishing to get in touch with some of the more recent modes of procedure along certain lines he took a post-graduate course in the California College of Medicine, after which he settled in Petaluma, in January, 1910, and here he is now successfully engaged in an active practice of medicine and surgery.

While in Reno, Nev., Dr. Lumsden was united in marriage to Miss Pauline Johns, born in Red Bluff, Cal., one child, Arthur, having been born of this union. Dr. Lumsden is proud of his native blood. His grandmother, Francisca Martinez, was a cousin of General Vallejo and also of Senor Morrocco, of Morrocco valley. Fraternally Dr. Lumsden is connected with the Sonoma County Medical Society and the State Medical Association, is a member and medical examiner for the American Yeomen, Fraternal Aid, Moose I. D. E. S., U. P. E. C., Artisans, and is a member of the Woodmen of the World, Foresters of America and Eagles, in all of which orders his good citizenship and benevolence are manifested. He has a happy faculty for making friends, which together with his great ability and progressiveness in his profession, readily stamps him as one of the leading physicians of the future.

History of Sonoma 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: Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1911)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011