|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1848|
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 1925|
ORION THEOPHILUS DOZIER Attended private schools in Atlanta, GA, and the Male academy at Eufaula; was graduated from the Atlanta Medical College, M.D., 1874, and took a special course of lectures in the medical department of the Illinois University; began to practice at Attalla, 1874; moved to Cherokee County and practiced two years; practiced at Portageville, New Madrid County, Mo., three years, then at Rome Ga., finally locating at Birmingham in 1890 where he established medical institute. He served in Co. A, Second Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, through the War of Secession; is a Democrat and an Odd Fellow. He is author of "Foibles of Fancy" and "Rhymes of the Times," 1894; "A Galaxy of Southern Heroes and Other Poems," 1905; "Poems by Orion T. Dozier." Neal Publishing Company, New York, 1905 and "Chips and Whetstones."
Dr. Dozier invented a railway switch, a nut lock, a portable elevator and fire escape, a hame for harness, an automatic elevator door, a combination bottle and syringe, and rapid fire gun.
Dr. Dozier was the originator and organizer of the Regents of the White Shield, and held the supreme office since 1876.
Who Was Who in America, Vol 4; from National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol 22; from the files of Alabama Public Library:
Dozier, Oion T., 1848-1925
Physician, inventor. Born Augst 18, 1848, Glenalter, GA. Parents: Thomas Henry and Martha Stearns (Davie) Dozier. Married Elizabeth Powers, April 30, 1874, Children: Five. Education: Atlanta Medical College, M.D., 1874. Practiced medicine in Attalla, Cherokee County, and Birminghamp Portageville, MO., Rome, GA. Originated and organized the Regents of the White Shield, 1892. Invented and patented a hame for harness, a portable elevator, and a mailing machine.
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Birmingham Age-Herald Birmingham, AL "X-RAY FIRST USED BY DRS. DOZIER – Birmingham Physicians Led South In Use Of New Discovery"
Grandfather, father and son, Dozier and Dozier, physicians, have been pioneers not only in two states but also in the use of X-Rays and electrical treatment of the sick.
The first private sanitarium in the south was founded in Atlanta by Dr. T. H. Dozier, grandfather of Dr. Byron Dozier and Dozier in this city. Dr. T. H. Dozier opened this hospital for his own patients just before the War Between the States, and shortly after the first gun had been fired on Fort Sumter, the Confederacy took possession of the building to care for the wounded, Dr. Dozier being commissioned as major and placed in charged.
Dr. Dozier never recovered from the great strain under which he labored during that time of stress and, upon the cessation of hostilities, his son and nephew established the firm of Dozier and Dozier in Atlanta.
The son of Major Dozier, Dr. O. T. Dozier, came to this city in 1890, opening offices here, where, in 1897, he was joined in his practice by Dr. Byron Dozier, after the latter had served in the United States Marine hospital during the war with Spain.
Dozier and Dozier were the first physicians in the south to make use of the X-Ray in treating cancers and other diseases, making practical use of this ray in 1899. Since then they have used the most modern of electrical appliances in treating nervous disorders and are noted for this work among the medical profession of today.
Elizabeth Lewis Powers Dozier (1853 - 1928)
Bryan Dozier (1875 - 1959)*
Martha Lorena Dozier Zinszer Jennings (1880 - 1962)*
Wellborn Thomas Dozier (1886 - 1944)*
Irma Marie Dozier Loehr (1889 - 1978)*
Created by: Bill Powers
Record added: Apr 02, 2012
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