Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 208 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
practicing in Dallas. The doctor ranks among
his patients some of the leading men and
and women of Texas, both of the past and
the present, and from the period of his arrival
in this country has highly distinguished
himself as a physician, as a surgeon and as
an obstetrician, and all who know him well
speak in the highest praise of his many noble
qualities. Honor, integrity and lofty-minded
strength of purpose, with a scrupulous regard
for the true ethics of his profession,
are qualities he possesses and holds dearer
than anything else upon earth. Although
nearing the sixtieth mile-post of life, the
highly preserved state of his health visibly
indicates a long life. The pleasant relations
tlat have existed between Dr. Johnson and
the people of the country and the trust they
have reposed in him is fully appreciated.
Indeed he cherishes with genuine pride, as
well lie may, the esteem and kindly regard in
which lie has been held by the good people
of this community during the many years he
has lived in Dallas county. .is learning and
skill, his high sense of professional honor
and his kindly nature have combined to give
him a warm place in the hearts of the old
Texan. They fully believe that as a physician
he has been the means of saving hundreds
of lives; and only those who are
familiar with the affectionate way in which
the people speak of him can appreciate how
strong is their friendship for him.
The first medical association in Dallas was
organized in 1872. Dr. A. A. Johnson was
elected its president, It lived only about a
year, and, as the doctor expresses it, " it died
a-teething." Several others were organized,
but never got out of their swaddling clothes.
The influx of doctors were such that in
1884 the leading physicians deemed it advisable
to organize an association. So, on
April 3, 1884, the leading physicians of Dallas
met for the purpose of organizing a
medical association. The following is taken
from the records of the society:
" DALLAS, TEXAs, April 3, 1884.
"The following gentlemen met at Drs.
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/208/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.