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Joseph M. Patterson

Joseph M. Patterson was born June 15, 1865, in Cynthiana, Harrison 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, Ga., remaining there for three years.

     After four years in Champagne, 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.
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