Wisconsin Rapids in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Dr. Byron Robinson
1855 – 1910
During this time Dr. Robinson made three trips to Europe to study gynecology and abdominal surgery at Heidelberg, Vienna, Berlin and London. In 1889 he was appointed to the chair of anatomy at Toledo Medical College. He also held professorships at Post Graduate Medical School, Illinois Medical School and Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery. In 1894 he married a co-worker, Dr. Lucy Wait.
As a citizen, he was always in the forefront in all movements for good, order and betterment of the community. Dr. Robinson personally donated the property for this park which is named in his honor.
World known for his work, studies and discoveries in Medicine, Dr. Robinson is best remembered for his kind, studious and conscientious treatment and his persevering fight for civic improvement.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 44° 23.77′ N, 89° 48.34′ W. Marker is in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Street North and Apricot Street, on the right when traveling north on 17th Street North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. V. F. W. Post 2534 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elizabeth Daly House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wood County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Grand Rapids of the Wisconsin River (approx. 0.9 miles away); Winnebago Indians (approx. one mile away); Ho-Chunk 32nd "Red Arrow" Division Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Our Medical History (approx. one mile away); “The Iron Horse in Grand Rapids” (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wisconsin Rapids.
More about this marker. This is a Wisconsin Registered Landmark – Number 27. Centralia on the west bank of the Wisconsin River, and Grand Rapids on the east side were united in 1900 as Grand Rapids, and later renamed Wisconsin Rapids.
Regarding Dr. Byron Robinson.
Death: March 23, 1910 River Forest, Illinois • Burial: Middlebury Cemetery, 2548 County H, Brigham Township, Iowa County, Wisconsin
Also see . . .
1. Frederick Byron Robinson. (Submitted on July 29, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
2. Two famous brothers. 1901 newspaper article (with photos) about brothers Byron and Warren Robinson. (Submitted on July 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
3. Address by Dr, Byron Robinson. 1908 newspaper article with his address he delivered on the farm where he was born at Hollandale, Wisconsin. (Submitted on July 30, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
4. Memorial to Dr. Nicholas Senn. 1908 newspaper article "Memorial to Dr. Nicholas Senn -- tells of his service to the world" by Dr. Byron Robinson. (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.)
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