Dr. John J. Brady, a prominent member of the medical profession of northern Kansas, is engaged in the practice at Frankfort, Kan. He was born at Fort Wayne, Ind., December 15, 1865, and is a son of Patrick and Harriet (Beam) Brady, the former a native of Ireland and the latter of Harper's Ferry, Md. In 1873 the family came to Kansas and located in Neosho county, where the father preempted a homestead, but remained only one year, when they removed to Joplin, Mo., and shortly after to Kansas City, Mo., where the father served as a police officer several years.
Dr. Brady received his early education in the public schools of Kansas City and in 1881 graduated from the high school. He then went to the University of Missouri, where he graduated in the class of 1886 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He then taught school for two years in Platte county, Missouri, when he entered the Kansas City Homeopathic Medical College, where he was graduated in the class of 1893 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He practiced the Homeopathic school of medicine for a time, but was not quite satisfied with himself, so he determined to take the course of the Allopathic school, and therefore entered the Kansas City College of Physicians and Surgeons at Kansas City, Kan., from which he graduated in the class of 1896 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. During the time that he attended college he was interne in the Kansas City Hospital for two years and after his graduation he practiced in Kansas City until 1899, when he came to Frankfort, Kan., and engaged in the practice of his profession, which has since been the field of his labor, with the exception of a few short intervals. In 1894 he accepted an appointment in the Government hospital at Hot Springs, Ark., and after a few months' absence returned to Frankfort. He accepted this position more for the opportunity it afforded of studying certain diseases than for any other reason. Dr. Brady has specialized in diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat and has taken three special courses on these diseases at Chicago, besides a post-graduate course there. He has a large specialty practice in addition to his general practice. He is equipped with an X-ray machine and electrical appliances for the treatment of different diseases, and altogether has the best equipped office in this section of the State. He is a surgeon of exceptional skill and ability and has performed numerous operations, and many of a serious nature, all of which have been successful.
He was united in marriage in 1883 to Miss Laura J. DeGraw, daughter of Abraham DeGraw, of Kansas City. Mrs. Brady was born at Osage City, Kan., and when she was a baby her parents removed to Kansas City, where she was reared and educated. Dr. Brady is a member of the Catholic church and his fraternal affiliations are with the Knights of Columbus. He has passed the medical examinations and is entitled to practice his profession in the States of Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas, which is a rare distinction for a physician.
Dr. Brady has been the architect of his own career. When a mere boy he was the possessor of that energy and self-reliance that always win. He made up his mind to get a higher education and went after it. He sold newspapers to pay his way through college, and did it again to get his medical education. If he lacked opportunity he made opportunity. He is the same kind of a physician that he was a newsboyone who does things.Pages 418-419 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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