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    Adolphus B. Frame, M. D. The year 1918 was the golden anniversary of Dr. Adolphus B. Frame's entrance upon the practice of medicine. For fifty-two years he has been a member of the Ohio medical fraternity, and for thirty-three years of this time has had his home and office at Piqua. The venerable physician was born January 4, 1840, in Athens county, Ohio, a son of John and Mary (Nesmith) Frame, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Maine. In the family there were ten sons and one daughter. The boyhood and youth of Doctor Frame were passed in Athens county, where he was engaged in agricultural work until the outbreak of hostilities between the forces of the North and South. He became active in raising Company I, of the One Hundred and Sixteenth regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which entered the Union service in 1862, Doctor Frame at first being lieutenant and later advanced to the rank of captain. He saw three years of fighting and received his honorable discharge after having established an excellent record. As a lad he had attended the public schools and later Marietta College, and when he resumed the activities of civil life turned his attention to the study of medicine as a student of the Medical College of Ohio, at Cincinnati, where he was graduated with his degree, March 1. 1868. Beginning practice at Athens, he remained there for about twenty years, his advent at Piqua occurring in 1887. During the long period that he has followed his profession here, he has gained a splendid reputation as a physician and surgeon, establishing himself strongly in the confidence of the public and fairly earning the respect and esteem of his fellow-practitioners. Despite his advanced age, when the United States entered the great World war, Doctor Frame volunteered his services as a member of the volunteer medical service corps. He belongs to the various organizations of his profession, holds membership in the Masonic lodge and is a popular comrade of the Grand Army of the Republic. Doctor Frame married Miss Marv Elizabeth Morris, of Athens, Ohio, and they have one child, Alary Lydia, who is the wife of James D. Kennedy, of Detroit, Mich.

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