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Calvin W. Davis , M. D.

1890 - 1973
An accomplished member of the medical profession, a specialist in the X-ray and other branches, Doctor DAVIS came to Daytona Beach soon after his release from army service.  He served a number of  months overseas.

    Doctor DAVIS was born in Atlanta, Georgia, April 16, 1890, and has earned and made his own way to success.  His parents are ROBERT W. and ELLA (WELLS) DAVIS, still residents of Atlanta.  His father has spent many years as a conductor with the Central of Georgia and Southern Railroad.  Doctor DAVIS before finishing his public school education was earning his way by work during vacations with the railroad company.  He worked in the yards as a switchman and switch conductor.  He attended the Atlanta High School, also the Griffin District Institute at Zebulon, Georgia, and on June 2, 1914, graduated from the Atlanta Medical College.  In college and since he has specialized in X-ray laboratory work, and in the laboratory technique that is becoming more and more essential in the modern practice of medicine and surgery he has qualifications probably not surpassed by any other physician in Florida.  He is also a highly-skilled surgeon. 
After graduating he spent one year in St. Joseph’s Infirmary at Atlanta, practiced medicine sixteen months in New Mexico, and on August 15, 1917, entered the army.  He had ten weeks of training in Camp Oglethorpe, Georgia, six months in the Base Hospital at Fort Worth, Texas, six weeks in the Rockefeller Institute and two months in the Army Medical School at Washington.

    On going overseas Doctor DAVIS was assigned to Baser Hospital No. 84 in France, and was chief of laboratory at that point.  He served there with the rank of first lieutenant and subsequently was promoted to captain.  He returned to the United States in May, 1919, and in August of the same year began his practice at Daytona Beach.  He is a member of the County, State and American Medical associations.

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