DR. A.G. DICKSON

PROMOTERS OF THE SANITARIUM AND A GROUP OF NURSES

TO THE LEFT: DR. A.G. DICKSON , DECEASED FOUNDER

TO THE RIGHT : DR. HENRY DICKSON , SURVING PARTNER

FIRST LADY AT LEFT : MRS. A.G. DICKSON , MATRON.

Paragould Sanitarium Souvenir Catalog 1907

 

DECEMBER 24 , 1909

THE DAILY SOLIPHONE


TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

TINA@GRNCO.NET


HE WAS NOT A PIONEER SO FAR AS HIS BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY IS CONCERNED, BEING A MERE LAD WHEN PARAGOULD WAS BORN . HE WAS REARED IN THE TOWN AND WAS A SON OF J.A. DICKSON AND IT WAS IN THE LATER HISTORY OF THE TOWN THAT HE CAME UPON THE STAGE OF ACTION AS ONE OF THE LEADING SPIRITS.

HIS FIRST COURSE OF READING MEDICAL STUDENT WAS UNDER DR. WITHERINGTON AFTER WHICH HE GRADUATED FROM A MEDICAL COLLEGE IN NASHVILLE , TENN. AND TOOK A NUMBER OF POSTGRADUATE COURSES IN NEW ORLEANS AND IN THE EAST AND SPENT ON WINTER IN EUROPE STUDYING HOSPITAL WORK WITH A BIEW TO ESTABLISHING A GREAT SANITARIUM WHICH HE AFTERWARD ERECTED IN PARAGOULD . HE BUILT THIS SANTITARIUM IN 1907 AND HIS LACK OF MEANS WAS A DRAWBACK , BUT HE HAD THE WILL AND FOUND THE WAY AND THE HANDSOME AND WELL APPOINTED BUILDING WAS THE CULMINATION OF A CHERISHED AMBITION AND THE CAP SHEAF OF HIS PROFESSIONAL TRIUMPHS.

AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH LESS THAN A YEAR AGO DR. DICKSON STOOD AT THE HEAD OF HIS PROFESSION IN NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND AS A SURGEON RANKED WITH THE BEST IN THE SOUTH . HE WAS IN THE PRIME OF HIS LIFE WHEN HE GAVE UP LIFE'S BATTLES AND THE STAR OF HIS DESTINY WHICH SEEMED IN THE ASCENDANT, WAS SUDDENLY BLOTTED FROM THE WORLD WHEN IT WAS APPROACHING ITS ZENITH.

ONE OF THE MOST SYMPATHETIC , SWEET SPIRITED , AGGRESSIVE , AMBILIOUS AND LOVABLE MEN THAT PARAGOULD OR ANY OTHER TOWN EVER KNEW PASSED AWAY WHEN DR. DICKSON DIED AND NO MAN AMONG THE LONG LIST OF DECEASED WHOSE LIFE WORK WAS IDENTIFIED WITH THE TOWN HAS BEEN MORE SADLY MISSED.

HE IS SURVIVED BY THE WIFE OF HIS YOUTH BUT HAD NO CHILDREN. THE GREAT INSTITUTION WHICH HE FOUNDED HAS BEEN INCORPORATED WITH HIS WIFE AND HIS LATE PARTNER AS THE LARGEST STOCKHOLDERS AND THE INSTITUTION IS FLOURISHING AND IS ONE OF THE MOST VALUEABLE IN PARAGOULD.