HISTORY OF MEDICAL PRACTICE IN ILLINOIS VOLUME I PRECEDING 1850 Issued by THE ILLINOIS STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY In Commemoration of Its Diamond Jubilee
Compiled and Arranged BY LUCIUS H. ZEUCH, M. D. A Member of the Committee Appointed for this Task and also a Member OF THE Chicago Historical Society and of the Illinois State Historical Society, Honorary Life Member of the Illinois Catholic Historical Society
CHICAGO Printed by THE BOOK PRESS Inc. 1927 Copyright, 1921, by Lucius H. Zeuch
Illinois State Medical Society. History of medical practice in Illinois (Volume 1)
Page 420- HISTORY OF MEDICAL PRACTICE IN ILLINOIS Dr. J. French Simpson, who hailed from Virginia, the place of his birth, in 1814, came to Carrollton in 1837 to keep a general store. He had finished his medical studies under Dr. Farrow, Medora, Illinois, in 1834. He continued to practice for thirty-five years and opened a drugstore to supplement his earnings. In addition to this he gave much attention to the poor and for twenty years he attended to their medical wants at the county asylum. As an ardent temperance advocate his confrères nominated him for governor on that ticket. Finally he placed his surplus earnings in the hotel business and here his personality brought returns in increased business.