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Medical Profession History

Kane County, Illinois


Early Doctors - Early Hospitals

1908 Physicians of Aurora

1908 Physicians of Elgin

Epidemics of North America

Old Medical Terms

1915 Aurora Beacon Article - Quarantined

Early Doctors



Pioneer physicians of Kane County were men of ability and determination.  The diseases they treated were unfamiliar and their patients widely scattered.  The doctors either rode on horseback or walked to their patients carrying the medicines of the day.  Those medicines carried were frequently very costly. Today we would find many of the treatments questionable, others we might do well to rediscover


You may be surprised by the number of early women physicians.

 Those early healers included: