DR. MELANCTHON W. FISH
Dr. Fish has the reputation of being one of the best educated and most eminent physicians of the Pacific Coast. He has devoted a goodly portion of his life to scientific research and fraternal societies, and on his resignation as Surgeon General in the United States Service, he was appointed Professor of Physiology and Histology of the University of California. He is a member of all leading fraternal and beneficiary societies, and has served more years in office (commencing to help form the Grand Lodge A. O. U. W., of this State, at Kohler’s Hall, West Oakland, November 13, 1877) than any man on the Pacific Coast. As a citizen and frater (sic) he is known in all portions of this Union, and his position as Medical Inspector of an Army Corps during the war and services as Supreme Master Workman have given him a notional reputation. His scientific papers and official reports as an executive officer are models of perspicuity and research. His life has been a useful one, and his name will pass into history as a scholar and humanitarian.
Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.
Source: “Illustrated Fraternal Directory Including Educational Institutions on the Pacific Coast”, Page 192, Publ. Bancroft Co., San Francisco. Cal. 1889.
© 2012 Cecelia M. Setty.