The success of Dr. Marcotte, a young practitioner of Clyde, evidences the tendency of the young man to lead in all the avocations of life. This is less conspicuous among the professions because less common, perhaps, but the pre-eminence of the young man is general in a positive degree, even in the province of medicine. Less than a half century ago none but the snowy heads of the old veterans of this calling would have been trusted to the administering of physics.
Although only practicing in his profession since June, 1902, Dr. Marcotte gives promise of becoming one of the leading M.D.s, and already commands the respect of the medical fraternity. He is a son of Dr. F.L. Marcotte, a leading physician of Concordia for many years. It was with his father that young Dr. Marcotte began the study of medicine.
He was born in Concordia in 1879. He was reared and received his early education in the high school of his native city. He finished a three-years' classical course in St. Viateur's College of Bourbonnais, Illinois, and and a four-years' classical course in St. Mary's College. After having read medicine at different intervals in his father's office, Dr. Marcotte entered upon a course in the Kansas Medical College of Topeka, in 1898, and graduated in 1902. The following June he became associated in the practice of medicine with Dr. W.B. Beach, of Clyde.
Though his career has been brief he has won the confidence and good will of his patrons and is building up a substantial and lucrative practice.
Since the above sketch was prepared our subject's father, Dr. Frederick Louis Marcotte, has been deceased, and Dr. A.R. Marcotte has removed to Concordia, where he will succeed to his late father's practice.
Dr. F.L. Marcotte was for many years a leading physician of Concordia and known to the people of Cloud county since 1879. He received the degree of bachelor of arts from St. Viateur's College, which is located at Bourbonnais, Illinois, where Dr. Marcotte was born October 3, 1857. Later he studied medicine and graduated in 1878 from the Northwestern University Medical School of Chicago, Illinois. After one year in Mateno, Illinois, where he began the practice of medicine, Dr. Marcotte removed to Concordia. Except four years spent in California he has practiced medicine there continuously since 1879, and was one of the most successful physicians of that city. His untimely death, which occurred in Leavenworth, March 17, 1903, was universally mourned.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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