George Emory

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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George Emory was born in Downieville, California back in 1855 to Milton and Amanda. He grew up during the California Gold Rush, when he was 12 his parents went him to Pennsylvania to attend a private school. He returned two years later and attended the California Military Academy and then on to the University of California at Berkeley. He accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy arriving in 1872. He was dismissed from the Naval Academy for hitting another midshipman.

He moved to Meadville, Pennsylvania where he attended Wooster University Medical School and in 1876 he graduated with honors. In 1880 he moved to Tombstone, Arizona Territory where he was only one of three doctors with a medical diploma. He was instrumental in the not guilty of the Earp’s due to his expert knowledge of gunshot wounds. He moved to San Francisco in 1899 where he lost his practice and all of his personal belongings in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. He fell ill during 1910 and died later that same year.

Now can you tell me what he will go down in the history books for? Almost forgot I’m writing about Dr. George Emory Goodfellow.. If that doesn’t help no worries because I’m about to tell you… He is the first recorded surgeon to perform a laparotomy for treatment of a gunshot wound, which is still in use today. Want to top that well okay let’s go on. He was also the first surgeon to perform a perineal prostatectomy to remove an enlarged prostate. He pioneered the use of spinal anesthesia and sterile techniques in treating gunshot wounds. Oh yeah one final thing he is regarded as the first civilian trauma surgeon.



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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

WOW this was very advanced medicine in his time...and has stood the test of time as valued procedures !

Jun 04, 2016 09:36 PM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. I had never heard of George Emory but what an interesting and talented guy.

Jun 04, 2016 09:50 PM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Did not know of him but the procedures yes.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 04, 2016 11:05 PM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. And, as they say, the drought continues. Enjoy your day.

Jun 04, 2016 11:43 PM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Another new one for me thanks for sharing. have a great Sunday.

Jun 05, 2016 12:14 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wow, James,

This man made history and what great accomplishments.  A

Jun 05, 2016 04:01 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wow James- now that was amazing!  Have a good week ahead. 

Jun 05, 2016 10:25 AM #7
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Dr. George Emory Goodfellow has a long list accomplishment in his lifetime..

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 05, 2016 10:51 AM #8
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning James. He was definitely well ahead of his time, he was a pioneer for sure.

Jun 05, 2016 08:13 PM #9
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

What a great life and wonderful contributions, Dr., George Emory Goodfellow. 

Jun 10, 2016 04:37 AM #10
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