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Dr. Leroy Almon Wilcox



Dr. L. A. Wilcox In Latest Volume Of Medical "Who's Who"

In the latest edition of "Who's Who in Medicine," which contains more than 10,000 biographical sketches of notable physicians and surgeons from United States and Canada who are contributing their services and scientific skill to the welfare of mankind, is the name of Palacios' Dr. L. A. Wilcox, general surgeon.

Following is the biographical sketch quoted from this volume, Who's Important in Medicine.

Dr. L. A. Wilcox was born February 6, 1912, Greenville, Pa.; son of Thayne Lew and Margaret (Seitz) Wilcox; educated at Thiel College, B S. 1934; Temple University, M. C. 1939; Married Virginia Parrott, Jan. 5, 1940. Interned, St. Vincent's Hosp., Erie, Pa., 1939-40; Resident in Med., Burlington County Hosp., Mount Holly, N. J., 1940. Industrial Surgeon, DuPont Co., Memphis, Tennessee, 1941; Clinic and Hosp. Surgeon, Piggott, Ark., 1941. Chief Surgeon, Arkansas Ordnance Plant, Little Rock, 1941-46; Inst., Gynecol., Univ. of Ark., 1943-46. Staff Surgeon, Baptist and St. Vincent's Hosp., Little Rock, Ark., 1942-46; Chief Surgeon, Bayview General Hospital, Palacios, Texas, 1947-(in Palacios at time of writing). Engaged in private surgical practice, Palacios, 1947- 9in Palacios at time of writing). Trustee: Chamber of Commerce, 1948-51; Palacios Development Co., 1951. Pres., Palacios Art Guild. Member: Matagorda County Medical Soc.; Texas Med. Assn.; Amer. Med. Assn.; Amer. Assn. of Industrial Physicians and Surgeons. Clubs: Rotary, Masons, Shrine. Hobbies: Painting, deep sea fishing, gardening."

Palacios Beacon, May 1, 1952

Dr. Wilcox Purchases Former Glaros Home From Dr. J. L. Guffy

It was learned today that Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Wilcox who recently leased the new City Hospital building where the Doctor will have his Diagnostic Clinic, will arrive in Palacios, Feb. 13th where they will make their home. Dr. Wilcox was here 10 days ago finishing plans for his clinic and making final arrangements at the hospital.

For several years they have anticipated a move to the Texas Gulf Coast and the opening of the new hospital climaxed their decision. The Doctor is one of the best educated physicians in Memphis and Palacios is fortunate to have him to operate the hospital.

The Doctor was purchased Dr. Guffy's brick home on the bay which the latter recently purchased from Manuel Glaros. Plans are being made to redecorate the home and considerable changes are to be made in the yard and surroundings. Dr. Wilcox intends to move into his new home immediately.

Palacios Beacon, February 6, 1947

Additional Information

Siblings: Charlotte M., Jane A.

Son: Tim Sartwelle Wilcox born in Texas

Dr. Wilcox died July 5, 1989 and was buried at Monte Vista Cemetery, Rio Grande County, Colorado. According to the Social Security Death Index, his last residence was Friendswood, Galveston County, Texas.


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