Joseph M. Patterson was born June 15, 1865, in Cynthiana,
County, Kentucky. He spent his boyhood
there, receiving his education in the public schools and in Georgetown
Academy, after which he entered the Ohio Medical College in
1884. He took his degree in 1886, and then spent a year in the
Pulte Medical College, after which he began practice in Augusta,
remaining there for three years.
After four years in
Ill., where he
removed from Augusta, Dr. Patterson decided to specialize, and in 1894
entered the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at
Chicago, after which he
took courses in the New York Eye and Ear
Infirmary, the Manhattan Eye
and Ear Infirmary, the Knapp Ophthalmic and Aural Institute, and the
New York Ophthalmic Hospital College. It was from the latter
institution that he received the degree of Eye and Ear Surgeon.
In 1898 he came to Kansas City.
Dr. Patterson is a member of the Kansas City
Club, the Evanston Golf Club, the Kansas City Driving Club, is
vice-president of the October Ball Association, and is a thirty-second
degree Mason, a Knight Templar, and a Shriner.
He married Miss Bowman, of Kentucky, in 1887,
and they have one boy.