Arlt, Frederick William M.D.


     Dr. Frederick William Arlt, a Yale man who has supplemented his university training by later study in New York, was born August 1. 1876, in New York city, a son of Gustave and Caroline (Prelle) Arlt, who were natives of Germany. The mother came to America in the early '50s, while the father crossed the Atlantic in the '60s. He embarked in merchandising in New York city and there remained until 1897, when he came to New Haven, where he again engaged in merchandising to the time of his death, which occurred in 1907, when he had reached the age of sixty-three years. His widow resides with Dr. Arlt, wo was the elder of two children, the other being Charles Arlt, who died in New Haven in 1909.
     Dr. Arlt attended school in Rockville, Connecticut, also continued his education in the Williston Seminary at Williston, Massachusetts, and was there graduated with the class of 1897. He next entered Yale College, graduating in 1901 and receiving the degree of B. A. Afterward he became a student in the Bellevue Hospital of New York city, where he continued until 1905, when he again came to New Haven and opened an office. Here he has built up a large practice which has steadily grown. He did post-graduate work in 1905, in 1906 and 1907 and he has always remained a close and discriminating student of the profession, putting forth every effort that will broaden his knowledge and advance his efficiency. His duties are discharged with a most conscientious sense of obligation and a recognition of the responsibilities that devolve upon him. He is a member of the New Haven, the New Haven County, the Connecticut State and the American Medical Associations.
     On the 2d of August, 1905, at Rockville, Connecticut, Dr. Arlt was married to Miss Agnes K. Nill, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Nill, of that place. Dr. Arlt is well known in fraternal circles. He holds membership with the Masons, also with the Sons of Herman, with the Harugari and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Politically he maintains an independent course, not caring to affiliate with any party. He is an ardent sportsman, fond of hunting and fishing, and to these he turns for recreation when leisure permits. His has been a most active life and he has worked his way upward entirely on his own account. He clerked in the Yale Cooperative Store for six years and with the money thus earned he paid his tuition in the medical school. He deserves much credit as a self-made man and one whose ability has brought him prominently to the front in professional circles, for he now ranks with New Haven's representative physicians.

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