Cumberland, Maryland (Medical Profession and Hospital)
THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AND HOSPITALS IN CUMBERLAND
1. The early medical profession.
In the early medical profession in Cumberland there were doctors such as Dr. Charles H. Ohr, with his home and office at 7 South George Street. From 1858 to I860, Dr. Ohr served as councilman in the Cumberland City Government. In 1862 Dr. Ohr was elected Mayor of Cumberland. During the Civil War, Dr. Ohr served as Assistant Surgeon and Acting Post Surgeon at Cumberland Post Hospital. Dr. Ohr also served as a member of the Maryland State Senate from 1864 to 1869. The doctor had opened his office in Cumberland in 1847. He died in 1903. Other doctors who had offices in Cumberland in the 1800's were Drs . James M. porter, Bernard A. Daugherty, J. F. C. Hadel, John J. Bruce, Mortimer A. R. F. Carr, G. Ellis Porter, Wardlaw McGill, George B. Fundenberg, Stanley H. Fundenberg, Henry J. Wiesel, W. J. Craigen, Walter F. Fundenberg, Stanhope McClelland Scott, Oscar Melvin Schindeg, James M. Spear, Frederick W. Fochtman, Edgar T. Duke, Thomas B. McDonald, J. Jones Wilson, J. A. Fechtig, P. A. Healey, W. H. McCormick, James M. Smith, D. P. Welfley, W. Wyatt Wiley, W. A. Willis, John Zacharias, John Twigg, Charles H. Brace, Charles F. Henry, John A. Doerner, Thomas M. Healey, Henry W. Hodgson and W. F. Twigg.
2. The growth of the medical profession in Cumberland.
In the 1873 Cumberland City Directory, eight doctors were listed.
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976