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Although a comparative newcomer in the medical profession of Siskiyou county, California, Dr. H. L. Vidricksen, who is the physician in charge of the hospital of the Long-Bell Lumber Company at Weed, has acquired a wide reputation and has won a secure place in the confidence of the citizens. In addition to his duties in the hospital, he also engages in private practice. Dr. Vidricksen was born in the state of Kansas, November 8, 1899, a son of J. C. and Christine (Rasmussen) Vidricksen, and is of Danish descent. The father was a farmer, but never came to California. Dr. Vidricksen received his common school education in Salina, Kansas, and later attended the Kansas State University at Lawrence. After his graduation from this institution, he entered the Kansas City Medical School, from which he received his medical degree in 1928. The then came to the San Joaquin Hospital at French Camp as resident physician, and later went to Stirling City as physician for the Diamond Match Company. He remained in that connection for three months, then came to Weed, California, where he is in charge of the hospital maintained by the Long-Bell Lumber Sales Corporation. This is a strictly up-to-date hospital and has twenty beds. Dr. Vidricksen was married to Louise Swan, who is a trained nurse and a graduate of Kansas University, and they have one child, Suzanne.




Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Page 161. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

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