William Bentley Griggs, M.D.

Like his father, William Orlando Griggs, Bill was a physician, but his specialty was pediatrics, children’s healthcare. Perhaps that’s what made him so young at heart, even into his nineties. …

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Thomas Walker Tait, M.D.

Among the several unrelated Tait families interred at Mount Moriah there are a number of doctors. This story centers on one particular family with two ophthalmologists, trained to treat diseases…

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John Henry Harres

Although the surname Harres is not of German origin, that’s the country John’s father, Gebhard, left to settle in Philadelphia and have nine children. John went to Central High School…

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Janet Newhauser Taylor, D.O.

Janet was sometimes called Jennie in her childhood. Her mother’s name was listed as Jennie on some documents although her legal name may have been Jane or Jannette. Janet had…

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Marguerite de Dardine Petroff

The modern title of “medical doctor” applies to one who is academically trained and credentialed to practice medicine. In years past it was often used to describe any person who…

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Hugh Douglas McLean, M.D.

Hugh was the last child born in a large Irish family and was the only one born after the McLeans left their homeland and settled in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania in…

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David Eric Harmon, M.D.

Chicago was where David was born but Philadelphia was where he grew up with three younger brothers. Friends and family called him Rick. As a student at Overbrook High School…

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