Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUHTEUN SATURDAY, 1920 THE O TION IS OFTEN ASKED The Interesting Life Story of a Practising Physician of Remarkable Skill, Whose Weil-Known Medicines and Receipt Book Hate Made Him Famous Throughout the Civilized World Nature undoubtedly intend- ed Dr. A. W. Chase to be a healer of the sick, for from childhood his efforts were bent in this direction. Any crumb of knowledge regard- ing the human body and its diseases was eagerly grasped and carefully preserved for future use so that by the time, he graduated from the Eclec- tic College of Medicine, Cin- cinnati, Ohio, and" from the State University at Ann Ar- bor, Mich., he was qualified as few physicians are when beginning the practice of medicine, Dr. Alvin Wood Chase was born in the County of Cayuga, N.Y., and spent his boyhood in the vicinity of Buffalo, where he received his early education in a log school house. Even then, it is said, he outstripped his fellow stud- ents and entertained the wish to study medicine. After completing his medi- cal education, Dr. Chase trav- elled throughout the greater part of Canada and the United States, gaining wonderful ex- perience and invaluable infor- mation before he settled down to make his home at Ann Ar- bor, Mich. His success in private prac- tice, his scientific investiga- tions in search of better treat- ments, his work of collecting all the most successful pre- scriptions known to the pro- fession, the publication of his now world-famous Receipt Book, the discovery of the great family medicines and the perfecting of them by tests made in his own prac- tice, all these are incidents in a busy life of work for the benefit of humanity. Chase became one of the most prosperous and well- to-do citizens of Ann' Arbor, and was noted for his large gifts to educational and be- nevolent enterprises. News of his remarkable success in treating kidney and liver orders, nervous troubles and other forms of serious diseases soon spread abroad and brought appeals for help from The Greatest Good to the Greatest Number _ The greatest good to the greatest number, is a motto which the doctor kept before him throughout life, and in spite of sinuous opposition from fellow practitioners who desired, for the sake of greater financial gam, to keep the pracnce of meckine shrouded in mystery he introduced his favorite prescriptions to the general public and published his novv World-famous Rece.pl Book ,n order that all might r ead and learn the nature and cause of their ailments and apply ttie most ettcciive treatment.. all over Canada and the Unit- ed States. He began sending medi- cines to persons at a distance, but soon found it' impossible to keep up with 'the demand on his time, and so resolved to put up his greatest pre-. scriptions in convenient form for home treatment and to place these in the hands of local dealers. This effort to simplify med- ical treatment and SaVe the too often unreasonable- doc- tor's bills met with a 'storm of opposition from members _'of the medical profession, who .feared ion -their practice and lobked'with envy on the wonderful success ot Dr. Chase. The many large gifts, of Dr..-... Chase to all worthy objects prove that it was no mere de- sire for money-making that led him to so place oh market his great discoveries. Like a true as he was, he thought most of re- hevmg the suffering of his Tellpw-mea As the details of manufac- turing and distributing the remedies increased, it was found advisable to form the Dr. A. W. Chase Medicine5 Co., of which Edmanson, Bates Co., Ltd., are pro-, prietors, with offices and la- boratories in Toronto, Can., and Buffalo, N.Y. The Success which haS crowned the efforts of Dr. Chase to alleviate the suffer- ings of humanity has-been most extraordinary. His name is now; spoken with reverence in hundreds and thousands of homes. His Receipt Book re- mains today the most useful household work that was ever published and has a circula- tion second only to that of the Bible. His great Family Medi- cines have won the of the people the world over, and have established a record of cures that is unparalleled in the history of medicine. It would be difficult to imagine a more useful life than that of Dr. Chase.