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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 01:26:30 -0400

History of Ohio
The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925
Volume III, page 346

LOUIS ALEXANDER WITZEMAN, M.D. Among the physicians of Akron who have
centralized their activities along a certain branch of their profession and
have gained notable success therein, one who has gained particularly high
standing is Dr. Louis Alexander Witzeman, a specialist in the treatment and
cure of diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat, bronchoscopy and
esophagoscopy. He has had broad experience both at home and in a number of
foreign countries, and is accounted one of the brilliant men of his calling.
Doctor Witzeman was born at Leetonia, Ohio, June 20, 1889, and is a son of
Alexander J. and Mary J. (Koch) Witzeman. His father was engaged in the
drug business for many years, but is now retired from commercial activities
and engaged in world-wide travel. After attending the Akron public and high
schools, Louis Alexander Witzeman entered Harvard University, from which
institution he was graduated as a member of the class of 1913, receiving
the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He then enrolled as a medical student at
Johns Hopkins University, and after securing his degree of Doctor of
Medicine, in 1918, saw fourteen months of service as a military surgeon at
St. Agnes' Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. For one year he did post-graduate
work in the Manhattan Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat Hospital, New York City,
and spent a like period in special post-graduate work in the Baltimore Ear,
Eye, Nose and Throat Charity Hospital, and then went abroad. He first did
special work at Morefields Eye Hospital, London, England, then went to the
University of Vienna, Austria, where he spent about six months, and next to
the British Ophthalmic Hospital, Jerusalem. He then engaged in his
profession, principally eye operations, in the Punjab, India, where he
remained until 1922, in July of which year he settled at Akron. He has
built up a large and important practice of a private character, with
offices at 400 Second National Bank Building, Akron, and 213 Central
Savings and Trust Building, Barberton, and practices also at the City,
Children's and People's hospitals at Akron and the Citizens' Hospital at
Barberton. He keeps fully abreast of his profession and is a member of the
Summit County Medical Society, the Ohio State Medical Society, the American
Medical Association and the Austrian Otological Association of Vienna.
Fraternally he belongs to Adoniram Lodge No. 517, Free and Accepted Masons,
and his hobbies are motoring and traveling.
Doctor Witzeman married Miss B. Evangeline Rowe, of Hagerstown, Maryland,
and they are the parents of one daughter, Mary Elizabeth.

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