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D.P. FOSTER, M.D., whose office is at No. 108 Turk street, San Francisco, has been a resident of California since 1872, and has been engaged in the practice of medicine for the past twenty years. He was born in Bullock county, formerly Macon county, Alabama, in 1848. His family were early settlers in that state, the grandfather having come from Virginia early in its settlement. The family were of English descent, and were also early settlers in Virginia. Our subject received his primary education in the private schools of his native place, and in 1863 entered the Randolph Macon college, Roanoke county, Virginia, where he remained four years, graduating in 1869, and receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He then commenced the study of medicine in the medical department of the University of Nashville, Tennessee, which he attended for one term. He then went to New York city, and entered the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, where he graduated in 1871, receiving his degree as Doctor of Medicine. Mr. Foster than returned to Alabama and entered into private practice, in partnership with his father, Dr. James M. Foster, at Union Springs, Alabama. He remained there one year, and then came to San Francisco, where he has since been in continuous practice. For the first three years after his arrival he had charge of the Twenty-sixth Street Small-pox Hospital, and was later Assistant Health officer during the small-pox epidemic that occurred soon after. He has since confined himself to private practice.


Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 1, page 551-552, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.

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