|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1855|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1910|
Doctor [Frederick] Byron Robinson was born on a farm near Hollandale, Wisconsin. Working as a schoolteacher when he entered the study of medicine, he worked his way through Mineral Point Seminary and the University of Wisconsin from which he received a degree in 1878. In 1882, following graduation from Rush Medical College, Dr. Robinson located in Grand Rapids, Wisconsin (later renamed Wisconsin Rapids) where he worked as a country practitioner from 1882 to 1888. During this time Dr. Robinson made three trips to Europe to study gynecology and abdominal surgery at Heidelberg, Vienna, Berlin and London. In 1888 he became lecturer of anatomy and surgery at the Medical School of Toledo, 1891 as professor of gynecology at the Chicago Post Graduate Medical School, and later at Illinois Medical College. Though Robinson maintained a large practice as a clinical surgeon in Chicago, his chief importance lies in his studies on anatomy and gross pathology. He contributed significantly to the existing knowledge of the biliary and pancreatic ducts, the ureto-ovarian circle (Robinson's circle), the ureters, and the great sympathetic nerve (the abdominal brain). With his wife, Dr. Lucy Waite, he collected many medical books. In 1910, Drs. Robinson and Waite donated 750 volumes to the University of Wisconsin, forming the core of the medical library's collection at an early stage of its development. He died at his home in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, of kidney trouble from which he had suffered for six months. World known for his work, studies and discoveries in medicine, Dr. Robinson was best remembered by many for his kind, studious and conscientious treatment and his persevering fight for civic improvement.
whonamedit web site
University of Wisconsin Ebling Library
Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 27 historical marker
Also see: Dr. Byron Robinson Marker
Dr. Byron Robinson, formerly of
Grand Rapids, but who has been prac-
ticing in Chicago for twenty years,
died on March 23, aged 53 years.
When he lived in Grand Rapids Dr.
Robinson was frequently called in con-
sultation with the late Dr. John Phil-
lips of this city.
—Stevens Point Daily Journal; Saturday, March 26, 1910
William Robinson (1825 - 1895)
Mary Mills Robinson (1827 - 1904)
Frederick Byron Robinson (1855 - 1910)
Joshua S Robinson (1857 - 1910)*
Note: parent links courtesy 47701089.
Plot: Southwest area of cemetery.
Created by: Keith
Record added: Jul 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20713138