Solano County

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Prestige in the healing art is the outcome of strong mentality, close application, thorough mastery of its great underlying principles and the ability to apply theory to practice in the treatment of diseases. These essential qualifications are to a marked degree embodied in the makeup of Dr. John W. Green of Vallejo, who is widely recognized as one of the leading specialists in his line in central California. Dr. Green undoubtedly inherited a love for the healing art, for he is of the fourth successive generation in his family in the United States who have devoted their lives to the practice of medicine, and in his life he has added prestige to an already distinguished family name. Dr. Green was born in Albion, Indiana, on the 4th day of July, 1886, and is the son of Dr. William T. and Eva May (Jones) Green. Dr. William T. Green practiced medicine successfully in his state for forty years and became one of the prominent and influential men of his community. He served as a member of the Indiana state senate and his death on June 23, 1917, occurred while he was discharging the duties of that office. He is survived by his widow. His father, who also was a physician, practiced his profession in Crawfordsville, Indiana, for fifty years.

John W. Green was graduated from the Albion high school in 1903. Having determined to follow in the professional footsteps of his immediate forbears, he then matriculated in Rush Medical College, Chicago, where he was graduated in 1908, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He then became associated with his father in the practice of his profession at Albion, but shortly afterward went to Iron River, Michigan, where he spent a year in Mercy hospital. He next joined the staff of the hospital at the Homestake mine in South Dakota, where he remained four and a half years, at the end of which time he returned to Indiana and for two years conducted his father's practice. On the entrance of the United States into the World war, Dr. Green offered his services and spent four and a half years with the navy, serving from 1917 to 1921. He was first called to the Great Lakes training station, where, as a member of the Medical Corps, he was detailed as a specialist on ear, eye, nose and throat troubles, of which he had made intensive study and in which he had gained a high reputation. Following this he was at the officers' school at Pelham Bay, New York, for one year and then went to New York and was assigned to the ship Leviathan, on which he spent six months, followed by a year at Newport, Rhode Island. He then came to the Mare Island navy yard, where he completed his service, and on receiving his discharge he located in Vallejo, where he has remained to the present time, building up a large and lucrative practice and gaining an enviable reputation among the successful and respected professional men of this locality. Dr. Green admittedly stands in the front ranks of the distinguished medical men of this section of the state. He possesses a thoroughly disciplined mind and keeps in close touch with the latest advances in his profession. He also possesses to a remarkable degree the tact and happy faculty of inspiring confidence on the part of his patients and in the sick room his genial presence and conscious ability to cope successfully with disease are factors that have contributed to his splendid success.

On January 18, 1909, Dr. John W. Green married Miss Alice Weston Wescott of Chicago, and they have two children, a daughter, Virginia Alice, and a son, William Dodson Green. The Doctor is a stanch supporter of the republican party. Fraternally, he is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the American Legion, a past commander of the Vallejo Post. He is vice president of the Rotary Club, a director of the Chamber of Commerce and a member of the advisory board of the New Liberty Bank. He holds professional membership in the Solano County Medical Society, the California State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He is fond of outdoor life, golf being his favorite form of recreation.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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