Dr. John M. Smith
Dr. John M. Smith was a physician and surgeon. He was born in
Bald Hill Township, Jefferson County, in either 1870 or 1871.
Prepretory to the study of medicine, he attended Southern Illinois
Normal Teachers College at Carbondale and later graduated from
Barnes Medical School in St. Louis in the 1890's. He practiced
medicine in Jefferson County, until his death in 1900 from tuberculosis.
Most of his practice was around Scheller, Illinois.
Source: History of Medicine in Jefferson County
By Charles K. Wells, 1968
Submitted by Cindy Ford