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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Arthur Lee Shaw, M. D.

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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 135-136 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Dr. Arthur Lee Shaw is a prominent representative of the medical profession in Oneida county, who maintains offices at both Camden and Utica. He was born in Ithaca, Tompkins county, New York, on the 26th of August, 1885, his parents being Fred S. and Emma Louisa Shaw of that city. The father, who is pastor of a Methodist church in Sayre, Pennsylvania, served as pastor of the Linwood Methodist church in Utica from 1902 until 1907.

In the acquirement of an education Arthur Lee Shaw attended the Utica Free Academy, the Weedsport high school and Syracuse University. He received his professional training in the last named institution and was graduated therefrom with the degree of M. D. in 1907. During the two succeeding years he continued the study of medicine under the preceptorship of Dr. John A. Hager at Gloversville, Fulton county, and then entered the service of the state as interne at the Craig Colony for Epileptics at Sonyea, Livingston county. There he remained during the decade of 1909 to 1919 with the exception of the year 1911, when he served as first assistant physician at the New Jersey State Village for Epileptics at Skillman, New Jersey. When he left the Craig Colony, Dr. Shaw was senior assistant physician and director of research. He was a dollar-a-year man during the period of the World war and was placed at the head of the division of convulsive disorders as contract surgeon in the United States army.

Since 1919 Dr. Shaw has been engaged in practice at Camden, specializing in the treatment of mental and nervous diseases, with particular attention to convulsive disorders. He also maintains an office in Utica and has gained a position of well merited distinction in the field of his specialty. His associate in Camden is Dr. Willis B. Day. Dr. Shaw is a past president of the Livingston County Medical Society and also has membership in the American Association for the Study of the Feeble-Minded, the American Medico-Psychological Association and the National Association for the Study of Epilepsy, being secretary and treasurer of the last named organization. He is American editor of Epilepsia, which is the official organ of the Internationale Liga Contra L'Epilepsie.

On the 16th of April, 1907, Dr. Shaw was united in marriage to Miss Mildred Amos, daughter of the late John Amos of Syracuse. Dr. and Mrs. Shaw are the parents of two children: Arthur Amos, born on the 12th of October, 1908; and Mary Louise, whose natal day was October 13, 1913. Dr. Shaw is a Knights Templar Mason who has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite and has crossed the sands of the desert with the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is a man of advanced scientific attainments, whose professional career has been marked by continuous progress and as a member of the medical fraternity he has gained high rank among those whose skill is uniformly acknowledged.

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