Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

Bert Anderson

BERT ANDERSON, M. D. A physician and surgeon whose abilities have commended themselves to the people of Victoria, Dr. Bert Anderson is a man of experience and in close touch with the most advanced institutions and centers of medical and surgical knowledge, having done post-graduate work nearly every year since he entered practice.

Doctor Anderson is a native of Kansas, born at Virgil February 9, 1884. His father, Peter Anderson, was born at Malmo, Sweden, in 1854, and came to the United States in 1872. He homesteaded 160 acres in Greenwood County, was one of the early settlers there and lived and prospered in that community until his death at Hamilton in 1910. He was a republican, was an Odd Fellow and a member of the Lutheran Church. Peter Anderson married Annie Dwyer, who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1862 and died at Hamilton, Kansas, in 1907. Their children were: Frederick B., freight agent and cashier of a railway company at Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Arthur, a blacksmith at Hamilton, Kansas; Bert, of Victoria, and a twin brother of Arthur; Frank, now in the United States army at Fort Riley, Kansas; William, also in the army service at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana; and Elmer, a farmer at Hamilton, Kansas.

Bert Anderson as a boy attended the public schools at Hamilton and for two terms was a teacher in Greenwood County. He had to make his own living and pay the expenses of his college course and did so by six years of work in the government service as a railway mail clerk. For four years of that time he was giving all his leisure to the study of medicine in the Kansas City Hahnemann Medical College, from which he received his M. D. degree in 1913. In 1915 he took post-graduate work in the Massachusetts Homeopathic Institute where he specialized in surgery. During 1916-17 he spent seven months in the Post-graduate School and Hospital of New York City, specializing in surgery and diagnosis. He began practice at Victoria in 1913, and has achieved rapid distinction for his achievements. Doctor Anderson is unmarried. He is a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and a member of St. Fidelis Council at Victoria. He is also active in the Catholic Church and is a democrat in politics.

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