07 - Medical Profession - Sketches of Village of Albion


Dr. Orson Nichoson, who was the first physician that settled in Albion, came here in 1822, and still resides here, having retired from field practice, except as counsel, giving his attention to the sale of Drugs and Medicines, Books and Stationery, and professionally to office prescriptions and advice.

The other members of the Medical Faculty now in practice here are. Dr. Lemuel C. Paine, a general partner in business with Dr. Nichoson, and who, like him, has retired from field practice, who came here in 1836; Drs. Wm. Noble, J. W. Randall, Wm. McKennan; Dr. H. W. Lewis, who is mainly employed in the sale of Drugs, Books, &c.; Dr. C. C. Baker, Homoeopathist, and Dr. Benj. Clapp, Botanic physician.

Generally this village has been favored with an intelligent and able medical profession; empyricism having found little favor with its inhabitants.

SOURCE:  Sketches of village of Albion : containing incidents of its history and progress, from its first settlement, and a statistical account of its trade, schools, societies, manufactures, &c. (1853); Arad Thomas; Albion, N.Y.