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The successful physician, it is always found, must possess not alone skill and wisdom in the art of healing, but must have those qualities of mind and heart which inspire confidence. Dr. Collins, one of the comparatively recent additions to the medical profession of Atchison county, is frank and genial in manner, his presence bringing cheer and brightness into the house of suffering and affliction. He bids fair to win high rank in his beloved field of enterprise, and his numerous friends, both in Arrington and elsewhere, predict for him a brilliant future.

He is, to all intents and purposes, a Kansan, as his recollections, even in early childhood, are of no other section of the country. However, he was born at Fayette, Pennsylvania, on the 9th of March, 1874. His parents, J. C. and Phoebe (Woodward) Collins, the former a native of Wellsville, Pennsylvania. They settled in Kansas in 1877, and reared their son in upright principles. He received an excellent education in the public and high schools of this state, and later went to Illinois, where he pursued a course of study in Dixon College. Having determined to enter the medical profession, he commenced studying with Dr. Ewing, a prominent physician of this locality. Then entering the Kansas Medical College, be remained in that celebrated institution until he was graduated, as a member of the class of 1896. He then engaged in practice at Baldwin, Kansas, for some time, and in 1897 came to Arrington, where he has remained. He is a great student, taking the leading medical journals and keeping postedin all new discoveries relating to disease, its causes and treatment. Fraternally, he belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America, and is resident physician for the Arrington Lodge of that order. He is popular with young and old and has the rare gift of making friends readily and of always retaining them.