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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Dan Mellen, M. D.

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 292 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Valuable training and experience in hospital and clinical work had taken up several years of Dr. Dan Mellen's life before he finally located at Rome, Oneida county, New York, and began the practice of medicine. He was born at Oswego, New York, on September 3, 1890. His parents, H. D. and Eleanor (Smith) Mellen, are both natives of the Empire state and are now living at Rochester, New York, where Mr. Mellen is engaged in the mercantile business.

Dan Mellen obtained his elementary education in the public and high schools of Rochester, took his courses in the liberal arts in the University of Rochester and the University of Buffalo, and pursued his professional studies in the University of Buffalo, from which he received the degree of M. D. and graduated in the class of 1916. After graduating Dr. Mellen took postgraduate courses in the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota, at Minneapolis, Minnesota, and for one year was an interne in the Buffalo General Hospital, at Buffalo, New York.

Upon the entry of the United States into the World war Dr. Mellen volunteered for duty and was commissioned first lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the United States army, serving from November 14, 1917, until April 20, 1919. He was stationed at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and after the war was over remained there until December, 1921, when he moved to Rome and became associated in practice with Dr. W. B. Reid. Dr. Mellen is a member of the American, New York State and Oneida County Medical Associations, and a member of the Resident and Ex-Resident Physicians of the Mayo Clinics. He is also on the board of managers of the Rome State School, and is a member of the Rome Club, the Teugega Country Club and the Rotary Club. Dr. Mellen's college fraternities are Nu Sigma Nu, Theta Phi and Theta Nu Epsilon. The Doctor is a bachelor.

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