KING, ALLEN MASON, M. D., physician and surgeon, Jacksonville, Ill., was born in that city August 12, 1876, the son of Dr. William H. H. and Louise (Allen) King. After attending the public schools and Whipple Academy, he entered Illinois College, pursuing his studies in that institution until his junior year. Having determined upon a career in medicine, in 1897 he entered the Barnes Medical College, St. Louis, from which he graduated, and for one year following studied and practiced in the Milwaukee (Wis.) City Hospital. Going thence to Philadelphia, he spent one year in post-graduate work in the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, which conferred upon him a post-graduate degree. Since June, 1903, he has been engaged in the practice of his profession Jacksonville, occupying his father's old office on West State Street.
In connection with his private practice, Dr. King is an instructor in the Passavant Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses. He is identified with the Morgan County Medical Society, the Illinois State Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the Jacksonville Medical Club.
Early in life Dr. King manifested a distinct predilection for surgery, and for a number of years before entering the medical college assisted his father and read medicine and surgery under his painstaking direction. To these causes may be attributed the success which already attended his practice, particularly as a surgeon, and his early recognition by his older and more experienced contemporaries.