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Dr Frank Wiedemann

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Dr Frank Wiedemann

  • Birth 29 Jun 1872 Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 24 Dec 1961 Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Section 1, Lot 22
  • Memorial ID 3772

Pioneer Physician in Radiology. He was featured in "Life" magazine for having developed the first X-ray machine in the United States. He graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois in 1894; did postgraduate work at the Chicago Polyclinic; the New York Polyclinic; the Post Graduate School of Chicago; the Medical Graduate College and Polyclinic in London, England; the New York Post Graduate Medical School; the Philadelphia Polyclinic; the Post Graduate Medical School in Chicago; the Illinois School of Electro-Therapeutics; Harvard Medical School; and Tulane University. He was one of the pioneers in using saline solution intravenously in 1895 and the next year, performing Cesarean-sections to deliver babies. After going to Germany, he saw Wilhelm Roentgen's invention of the what now is an xray machine. He brought this knowledge back to the United States and in 1896, made his own version of the xray machine. Except for traveling, his practice was open for patients seven-days a week from 1894 until about 1953; he retired one month before his 89th birthday. He was a generous man and often forgiving the debts of his patients. Besides belonging to several medical organizations, he was proud of his ancestry belonging to the Sons of the American Revolution. His grave is marked by a unique stone featuring a large globe of the world; the globe represents his world-wide quest for knowledge.

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  • Added: 1 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3772
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Frank Wiedemann (29 Jun 1872–24 Dec 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3772, citing Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .