Camp Dodge, Iowa. Captain Samuel Stalberg, MD, second from the right.
My grandfather, Dr. Samuel Stalberg studied medicine in the 1890’s at the University of Pennsylvania when Dr. William Osler was teaching there. He was inspired by Dr. Osler, a key figure in the development of modern medical practice.
Dr. S. Stalberg did post graduate training at the Cleveland Clinic and New York- Cornell Hospital. He had experience in rural and urban medical practice and was especially proud of his Army service in World War I. He was widely published (see the links below). Among his contributions were being the first physician to use intravenous phenobarbital in seizures (still used today), being the first physician to make a clinical distinction between influenza and mononucleosis, making contributions in the study of poisoning and writing a series of prize winning essays.
His generation set the foundation for American leadership in medicine.