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Dr Steele Forsythe
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1881
Piney Woods
Rankin County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1964
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Veteran of the building of the Panama Canal, authority of topical diseases died in his home at 359 West 17th Street San Bernardino.He attended schools in Virginia, then earned his medical degree at George Washington University in Washington D.C.
On graduation he was assigned to the 1200 bed Ancon Hospital in the Panama Canal Zone. He worked under W.C.Gorgas, who developed revolutionary sanitary techniques that conquered tropical diseases such as yellow fever and malaria, and made the building of the caqnal possible.
From there he went into the jungles of Brazil for the sme purposes to enable the Railroad Madeira-Mamore to travel 1700 miles through the Jungle. It was completed in 1912.
He next went to Europe for post-graduate work in surgery. Later practicing in Saskatchewan, Canada. Later to Wisconsin before coming to San Bernardino in 1918.
He retired in 1951
His wife Lucile James Forsythe, died October 1963.The couple had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversery in 1962.
They left no children. They are survived by neices and nephews in Mississippi and Virginia. 
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  Lucile James Forsythe (1892 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Montecito Memorial Park
San Bernardino County
California, USA
Created by: Barbara LeClaire
Record added: Dec 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82421103
Dr Steele Forsythe
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