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Dr. W . L. Allison !j % ,,,... ,,
R. WILMER LAWSON *
and superintendent of
the Arlington Heights
Sanitarium, and one of
-~ ~the best known special- li
ists on nervous diseases in the State, .
is a native of Texas. He was born .~ l
on Big Creek, in Falls County, February
3, 1879. His early education
was received in the public schools
of Mexia. He attended Austin Col- :
lege at Sherman, and the Medical De- g
partment of the University of Texas. n A
Following his graduation Dr. Allison
spent one year as an interne at
Sealy Hospital, Galveston, and later
was appointed Demonstrator of Surgery
at the University of Texas. This
position he held for about six months
when he resigned to become assistant gsuperintendent
of the Southwestern
Insane Asylum at San Antonio. This
position he held for four years, resigning
to engage in general practice
in Dallas. Shortly after his removal
to that city he was elected to
the chair of pathology and mental
and nervous diseases in Southwestern
Medical College, Dallas. This chair
he held until 1912, when he was
elected to the chair of neurology in
the Medical Department of Texas
Christian University, which he now
holds. He has been a resident of
Fort Worth since 1908, when he became
interested in the Arlington
Heights Sanitarium and was elected
its President and Superintendent.
Dr. Allison was Vice-President of the
Tarrant County Medical Association, -
Vice-President from Texas of the
Medical Association of the Southwest,
and Treasurer of the Texas
State Medical Association, a member
of American Medico-Psychological
Association, Northwest Texas Medical
Association, Texas State Society
of Social Hygiene and the Fort
Worth Chamber of Commerce. He
married Miss Bessie Bozeman of
Wharton, Texas, in 1903. They have
one child, Wilmer L., Jr.
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