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    On the list of leading medical practitioners of Miami county appears the name of Dr. Green, who is now successfully practicing in Troy. He was born in Miami county, near the city which is now his home, on the 23rd of August, 1833, his parents being William and Cassa (Sayers) Green. The father was born in Mifflin county, Pennsylvania, January 12, 1809, and died in Miami county in 1883. By occupation he was a farmer. The ancestry of the family can be traced back to Connecticut where representatives of the name lived in colonial days. Several members of the family loyally served their country in the war of the Revolution. Mrs. Green, the mother of our subject, was born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and died in Miami county in 1839.

    The Doctor spent his boyhood days upon the home farm and acquired his preliminary education in the district schools. When about twenty-one years of age he entered the University of Michigan, where he completed the work of the sophomore year, and with a broad general knowledge to serve as a foundation upon which to rear the superstructure of professional learning, he took up the study of medicine in Troy under the direction of Drs. Abbott and Harter. He was graduated in the Medical College of Ohio, in the spring of 1860 and afterward attended lectures in the Jefferson Medical College, at Philadelphia, and in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, of New York city. After his graduation in 1860 he practiced in Troy for one year.

    In the fall of 1861 he entered the United States army as assistant surgeon, serving for three years, six months and fifteen days, and when mustered out held the rank of surgeon. He was attached to the army of the Cumberland under command of Generals Rosecrans, Buell, Sherman and Thomas, and upon his return to Troy, he again took up the practice of medicine, in which he has met with splendid success, gaining distinctive preferment in connection with his chosen calling. For twenty years he has been in charge of the greater part of the surgical work in this city and vicinity and now makes a specialty of gynecology. For forty years he has been recognized as a leading physician in Troy and to-day occupies a front rank as a representative of a calling in which advancement must depend entirely upon individual merit. Since 1868 he has been a member of the American Medical Association, also of the Ohio State Medical Society and the Miami County Medical Society.

    In November, 1865, was celebrated the marriage of Dr. Green and Miss Almira Childs, of Miami county, and they have two children, Mary, now the wife of Hon. M. K. Gantz an ex-member of congress, and Joseph C., who is yet in school. In politics the Doctor has always been a Republican and believes most firmly in the principles of the party whose honored leader at present came from Ohio. Socially, he is connected with A. H. Coleman Post, G. A. R., of Troy. Since the age of twenty-two years he has been a Mason and is now a member of Coleman Commandery, No 17, K. T. All who know him entertain for him the highest regard and his life has been characterized by devotion to every duty. The success which has attended his efforts is but in natural sequence, for his position became assured as an able physician, a man of sterling integrity and one devoted to his profession and to the interests and welfare of those to whom he ministered. He possesses marked judgment and discernment in the diagnosing of disease and has been peculiarly successful in anticipating the issue of complications, seldom making mistakes and never exaggerating or minifying the disease in rendering his decisions in regard to them. He is a physician of great fraternal delicacy, and no man ever observed more closely the ethics of the professional code or showed more careful courtesy to his fellow practitioners than does Dr. Green.

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