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

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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 560-561 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 Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]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. Robert Sloan is a skilled and capable young representative of the medical profession in Utica, where he has been actively engaged in practice for nearly a decade. He was born on the 25th of January, 1892, his parents being Hugh and Elizabeth Sloan. The father, a prominent Utica physician who followed his profession in this city for forty-six years, passed away in 1910.

In his youth Robert Sloan pursued a course of study in the Utica Free Academy and then, having determined to follow in the professional footsteps of his father, entered the University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, which institution he attended from 1909 until 1913, when the degree of M. D. was conferred upon him at his graduation. His period of interneship was spent in the Bellevue Hospital and the Lying-In Hospital of New York City and the North Hudson Hospital of Weehawken, New Jersey. It was on the 15th of January, 1915, that he entered upon the practice of medicine and surgery in Utica, where he has since remained and is highly respected by his professional colleagues and contemporaries as a rising young physician of considerable and varied experience. He is connected with the staff of St. Luke's Hospital as obstetrician and pediatrician, is obstetrician in the General Hospital and is one of the pediatricians for the Baby Welfare stations in Utica. Dr. Sloan has embraced each opportunity that would enable him to advance in his chosen field of labor and to this end he has become a member of the Oneida County Medical Association, the New York State Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and the Utica Medical Club.

On the 10th of June, 1913, Dr. Sloan was united in marriage to Miss Lucile Y. East, daughter of Joseph and Gertrude East of New York city and Poughkeepsie. Dr. and Mrs. Sloan are the parents of two children: Robert Charles, who was born May 11, 1914; and Doris Lucile, whose natal day was May 30, 1920. Dr. Sloan has done effective service for the cause of education as a member of the Utica school board and is widely recognized as a public-spirited, progressive and enterprising citizen. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the First Presbyterian church, while fraternally he has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite in Masonry and is also a member of the Mystic Shrine. His life has at all times been an exemplification of the spirit of the craft, which is based upon a recognition of the brotherhood of mankind and the obligations thereby imposed. He well merits the success he has achieved in a profession where advancement depends upon individual ability and he is held in high esteem by his professional brethren and his fellowmen.

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