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      Dr. Robert F. Werner, who enjoys a large and steadily growing practice in medicine and surgery at Nevada City, entered his profession with the advantage of a thorough technical training and since coming to this locality has achieved distinctive success.  He was born in Center City, Chisago county, Minnesota, April 4, 1901, and is a son of Dr. O. S. and Ellen Marie (Runstrom) Werner.  He inherited a taste for his present profession; for in both paternal and maternal lines his forebears have practiced medicine.  His paternal grandfather, whose family name was spelled “Verner,” was well educated in his native country, Germany, and moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where he practiced medicine successfully for some years, and died there.  His son, O. S., graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Heidelberg and is now a prominent physician in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of sixty-four years. The mother, who is sixty years old, was born in Kansas, is a graduate of Lindsborg College, in that state, and is an accomplished musician.

      Robert E. Werner, who is the youngest of a family of five children, was reared in Minneapolis, in the public schools of which city he received his early education.  He early became interested in his father’s profession and gave considerable time to private study of medical subjects.  He graduated from the Minneapolis high school in 1917, and completed his pre-medical course at the academic college of the University of Minnesota, from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts.  Later he received his Bachelor of Science degree, after which he served as a junior interne in St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis, and as interne in the Gillette Memorial Hospital for Crippled Children.  He was a student in the medical school of the University of California in 1926-27 and in the latter year received the degree of Doctor of Medicine.  On July 12, 1927, the Doctor came to Nevada City, where he has won a well deserved reputation for his learning and skill in both medicine and surgery.

      In 1927 Dr. Werner was united in marriage to Miss Mary Elizabeth Erdman, a native of Minneapolis, who graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, received her Master degree from Columbia University, and is now engaged in writing a textbook, under the auspices of the Minneapolis board of education, her work being intended to provide pastime for subnormal children.  Dr. and Mrs. Werner are the parents of a son, Robert Frederick. The Doctor is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks at Nevada City, the Rotary Club at Grass Valley, California, and various civic organizations.  He is a member of the California State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3 Pages 237-239. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

© 2010  Gerald Iaquinta.



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