Frederick Davis Patterson, M.D. / Patterson Hospital

Frederick Davis Patterson, M.D. / Patterson Hospital (HMWSY)

Location: Cuthbert, GA 39840 Randolph County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 46.352', W 84° 47.393'

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Frederick Davis Patterson, M.D.
April 16, 1867 - Dec.31, 1930

Dr. Fred Patterson was born in Stewart Co., Ga., attended South Georgia Agriculture College, Cuthbert, graduated Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1890. He practiced in Lumpkin four years before moving to Cuthbert in 1894. Here he used his extraordinary medical abilities and human concern to bandage skinned knees or perform difficult surgical procedures with anesthetist Dr. Francis Martin, of Shellman. He held offices in and was honored by The American Medical Association, The Medical Association of Georgia and The Second District Medical Society which he organized. Side 2:
Patterson Hospital
On this site, in this house, Dr. Frederic Patterson established the first hospital in this section of Georgia, January, 1916. It contained an operating room and four beds for inpatients. Joined by his nephew, Dr. J.C. Patterson, they moved the hospital to the Rumph House October 1919. They later bought the old two-story schoolhouse and moved the hospital there December, 1925. Fire destroyed this building on the night of February 19, 1946. Dr. J.C. Patterson returned to the Rumph House and began construction on the present hospital which opened on July 1, 1947.
Year Placed1985
Placed ByCity of Cuthbert - Randolph County - Randolph Historical Society - Historic Chattahoochee Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 7:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 709294 N 3517349
Decimal Degrees31.77253333, -84.78988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.352', W 84° 47.393'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 21.12" N, 84° 47' 23.58" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-204 Pine St, Cuthbert GA 39840, US
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