Dr Dayton Rusby Seabaugh

Dr Dayton Rusby Seabaugh

Birth
Millersville, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA
Death 29 Aug 1962 (aged 54)
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA
Burial Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 68385906 · View Source
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Dr. D.R. Seabaugh, widely known urologist and leader of the Newhouse Kidney Foundation through which numerous lives have been saved, died of lung cancer early today at a hospital here after an illness dating back to late 1961.
He ended his practice with his brother, Dr. L.R. Seabaugh, on Jan. 7 after diagnosis of his illness and most of the time since then had been at his residence on Perryville Road. He entered the hospital two days ago.
Dr. Seabaugh was a member of a family which has long been identified with medicine in Cape County. His father, brother, uncle and cousin all are doctors and his son is studying medicine.
Physicians from a wide area sent patients to Dr. Seabaugh, who was known to doctors and other specialists in hospitals and clinics throughout the Midwest.
When the late C.E. Newhouse of Dexter died, he left funds for Dr. Seabaugh to acquire an artificial kidney, one of few in use at the time. The Newhouse Kidney Foundation, with members from throughout the district, was established by Dr. Seabaugh to assure wide use of the machine, which since has saved numerous lives. It is in use at St. Francis Hospital.
He held membership in the Cape County Medical society, the Missouri State Medical Association, the American medical Association, the American College of Surgeons and the South Central Section of the American Urological Association. Dr. Seabaugh was on the staff of both St. Francis and Southeast Missouri Hospitals and was a consultant on urological matters with the staffs of other hospitals throughout the area. From 1951 to 1955 he was consultant with the Veterans Hospital at Poplar Bluff.
Dr. Dayton Rusby Seabaugh was born June 5, 1908, in Millersville, son of Dr. and Mrs. D.I.L. Seabaugh. He attended school there and moved with his family to Jackson in 1922, where he entered high school.
There he was an athlete, playing football two years. It was in oratory and debate, however, that he was particularly successful, winning the Southeast Missouri district debate contest and establishing a reputation for his skill in the field.
He continued this interest in college, winning the state intercollegiate oratorical contest while a student at Central College, Fayette. Later, an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University, he won the national intercollegiate oratorical contest.
Dr. Seabaugh attended Central College two full years, including summers, died a year of work at Vanderbilt and received his bachelor of art degree at Northwestern university in 1929.
That fall he was one of 80 students selected from 550 applicants to enter the Medical College of Washington University, St. Louis. He received his medical degree there in 1933, and during his senior year, in a program not now used, externed at Deaconess Hospital. In 1934 he began his internship at City Hospital in St. Louis.
Following his intern work, Dr. Seabaugh entered practice with his father at Jackson, engaging in general practice until 1940. In the fall of that year he went to the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized for one year in urology. this he followed with a year of residency under a noted urologist at St. John's Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.
In 1942, with World War II on, Dr. Seabaugh volunteered for service in the Navy. He was released with the rank of lieutenant commander Dec. 1, 1945.
A month later he opened his office in Cape Girardeau for the practice of urology. In 1950, he was joined by his brother.
Seeing a need for a professional publication for medicine in the county, Dr. Seabaugh established the Cape County Medical Society Journal in 1952 and for three years served as its editor. It has become well known in medical circles and is considered unusual for a society of relatively limited membership.
Dr. Seabaugh's interest in his specialty encouraged him to contribute numerous papers to urological medical journals. He frequently was called on to speak to medical societies and to appear on medical-legal matters before local, district and state bar organizations.
Aviation was one of Dr. Seabaugh's interests, and in 1940 he helped promote a bond issue for establishment of an airfield near Dutchtown. The issue failed of passage.
He also was for a number of years a leader in the Cape Girardeau Community Concert Association and assisted in promotion of cultural events. Dr. Seabaugh's talents also were expressed as an expert woodworker and as an accomplished weaver. He built a residence on Cape Rock Drive almost entirely by himself. Other interests were in riding horses, and in recent years in purebred dogs.
Dr. Seabaugh is survived by his wife, Joanne; a daughter; a son; a step daughter; his parents; the brother; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 Saturday afternoon at the Brinkopf-Howell Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.


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  • Created by: brenda joyce
  • Added: 14 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68385906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Dayton Rusby Seabaugh (5 Jun 1908–29 Aug 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68385906, citing Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by brenda joyce (contributor 47000293) .