Thomas J. Beattie was born in Cass County,
July 27, 1863. He spent his boyhood in the little town, and
received his early education in the public schools. He then
entered the University of
Missouri, where he took the classical
course, and in 1881 came to Kansas City, where he has lived ever
Deciding upon the study of medicine, Dr.
Beattie entered the Kansas City Medical College, and was graduated in
1881. He then took a course in the University of New York city,
from where he was graduated in 1885. Returning to Kansas City,
Dr. Beattie commenced the practice of medicine. His hobby is
pelvic surgery, and he holds the professorship on the diseases of
women in the Kansas City Medical College. While he has not
absolutely specialized along these lines, he has taken post-graduate
courses in the East.
Dr. Beattie is a member of the Academy of
Medicine, the Jackson County Medical Society, the Missouri State
Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He
was one of the early members of the University Club, belongs to the
Driving Club, and is a thirty-second degree Mason, Scottish
Rite. He married Miss Clara Chouteau in 1889, a member of the
old St. Louis family.