|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1873|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 1932|
"Dr. Armstrong, Specialist, Dies
Late Head of White Haven Sanitarium Passes Away in Philadelphia
Dr. Alexander Armstrong of White Haven, prominent tuberculosis specialist and former superintendent of White Haven sanitarium, died on Wednesday morning [April 6, 1932] at 4:45 in Pennsylvania hospital, Philadelphia. Dr. Armstrong had been in failing health for some time and several months ago submitted to an operation. Hopes were held for his recovery but he began to fail several days ago dying early Wednesday. He was born in Trenton, N.J., November 20, 1873, the son of the late Hugh and Ann (Robinson) Armstrong, natives of Ireland. He received his preliminary education in Trenton public schools and later enrolled in University of Pennsylvania, graduating from the Medical school in 1895. He spent two years internship at Philadelphia General hospital and then took up the practice of medicine in Trenton.
In 190? Dr. Armstrong came to White Haven, when he began his work at the White Haven sanitarium, and remained in that town since, specializing in treatment of tuberculosis. He served four years as superintendent of the sanitarium and following his retirement from that post became a visiting physician and member of the board of directors. He was also visiting physician to Sunnyrest and Clair Mont sanitariums. He was president of the Board of Health at White Haven for several years, was an active member of Luzern County Medical society and Lehigh Valley Medical Association and was also affiliated with Pennsylvania State Medical association, American Medical association, National Tuberculosis association, International Tuberculosis association. He was secretary of Lehigh Valley Medical association.
Dr. Armstrong was a member of White Haven Presbyterian church and was also a member of Lodge 466, F. & A. M., Lehigh Consistory of Allentown, Irem Temple and Pennsylvania Forestry association. He was the author of a number of papers on the treatment of tuberculosis including, Present Status of Therapeutic Pneumothorax in Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Heliotherapy in the Treatment of Tuberculosis, Value of Roentgen Rays and Other Rays in Tuberculosis, and many others.
Dr. Armstrong married in 1901, Louise Carhart Weir, of Trenton. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Alexander E. Armstrong, and a brother, C. Wesley Armstrong. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 from the home of his brother, 602 Brunswick avenue, Trenton. Interment will be in Riverview cemetery at Trenton.l
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, April 8, 1932, Page 5." contributed by #47477758
Louise Carhart Weir Armstrong (1872 - 1944)
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Leigh Miller
Record added: Mar 14, 2011
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