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Jay County Indiana Biographies

J.W. HALL M.D., is one of the leading physicians of Portland, Indiana. He is a native of the Buckeye State, born in Darke County in 1845. When he was fourteen years of age his father, Obediah Hall, moved to Randolph County, Indiana. He attended school at Winchester, and in the fall of 1863 began reading medicine with Dr. W.G. Smith, at Deerfield. He attended his first course of lectures at the Ohio Medical College, and then began the practice of his profession at Deerfield. In 1871 he returned to the Ohio Medical College, and took his second course, and the same year took a special course in surgery under Professor Bryant, and a special course in physical diagnosis, under the direction of Professor Edward G. Janesway. His professional experience prior to his settlement in Jay County included seven years at Deerfield and eleven years in Grant County, Indiana. He located in Portland in 1885 and is already recognized as one of the most successful physicians of the place. As will be readily seen he has availed himself of the best opportunities for becoming thoroughly educated in every branch of his profession. He makes a specialty of treating the diseases of women and children, and has attained a wide reputation for his success in that line. Dr. Hall was married in Randolph County, Indiana, to Miss M.M. Lucas. They have two daughters -Lulu May and Rhuie

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