Edward Lovelle Stewart (1876-1945) Papers (KC0113)
Dr. Edward Lovelle Stewart, MD was born March 29, 1876, in Platte County, Missouri. After attending school in Kansas and Missouri, he graduated from the Kansas City Medical College in 1903, and did his internship at the German Hospital (now Research Medical Center). In 1904, Stewart joined the staff of the Kansas City Western Dental College as a professor of Bacteriology and Histology–a position he held for 41 years through the evolution of that institution into the University of Kansas Dental School.
Stewart was active with the Jackson County Medical Society beginning in 1904, serving five years as its secretary. He is credited with establishing the society’s journal, the Bulletin of the Jackson County Medical Society. He also served as a president of the State Society of County Medical Society Secretaries.
Dr. Stewart was a Colonel in the Medical Corps in World War I. He was active in Boy Scout work and was a Royal Arch Mason. He was a member of the East Gate Masonic lodge, the American Legion, and the Quill Club. He was the author of several books including a collection of his poems entitled, Poems of a Doctor (Kansas City: Brown-White Co., ca.1940). Dr. Stewart died January 24, 1945, at his home in Kansas City, Missouri.
The collection consists of typescript and annotated drafts of poems written by Dr. Edward Stewart, MD. Some of the verses were included in his published volume, Poems of a Doctor. ca.1930-ca.1940.
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