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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.

  
 

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H. Sweet, M. D.

Dr. H. Sweet has been a practicing physician and surgeon of Adair county for more than a decade and since 1907 has maintained his office at Fontanelle.  His birth occurred in Adams county, Iowa, on the 11th of August, 1876, his parents being Dr. H. L. and Ida M. (McCune) Sweet, the former a native of the New England states and the latter of Ohio.  After a period of residence in Chicago, Dr. H. L. Sweet came to Iowa in the '70s and has remained an active representative of the medical profession in Adams county to the present time, being accorded a gratifying and lucrative practice.  To him and his wife, who has passed away, were born two children:  the subject of this review;  and Ida M., who is not the wife of W. W. Fees, of Mount Etna, Iowa.

H. Sweet acquire his early education in the graded and high schools of his native county and also pursued a university course.  Determining to devote his life to the same profession followed by his father, he entered the Chicago Medical College and was graduated from that institution with the degree of M. D. in 1904.  Subsequently he spent six months in hospital practice in the western metropolis and then opened an office at Bridgewater, Iowa, where he resided until 1908.  In that year he came to Fontanelle and has here remained continuously since, enjoying a practice which has steadily grown in volume and importance as he has demonstrated his skill and ability in coping with the intricate problems which ever confront the physician in his efforts to restore health and prolong life.  With the constant progress of the profession he keeps in close touch through his membership in the Adair County Medical Society and the Iowa State Medical Society.

In 1905 Dr. Sweet was united in marriage to Miss Ethel L. Van Antwerp and they have a handsome home in Fontanelle.  The Doctor gives his political allegiance to the republican party and is now ably serving in the capacity of city health officer.  Fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Masons, belonging to Lodge No. 138 of the last named.  He holds to high ideals not only in his profession but in citizenship and in social relations, thus commanding the warm esteem and genuine admiration of all with whom he comes in contact.

 

 

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