Pallman, Theodore M.D.

     A notably large percentage of New Haven's successful physicians are Yale graduates and their work reflects credit upon their alma mater. Among this number is Dr. Theodore D. Pallman, who was born in this city October 6, 1876, a son of Charles Pallman, who was a native of Landstuhl, Germany. He came to America during the '50s, making his way direct to New Haven, where he resided until his death, which occurred in 1905, when he was sixty-nine years of age. During the period of the Civil war he engaged in mercantile lines and continued successfully in that business up to the time of his death, being numbered among the leading and representative merchants of the city. He married Josephine Lutz, who was born in New York city, their marriage, however, being celebrated in New Haven, for she had removed to Connecticut with her parents. Her father, Antone Lutz, was a maker of custom made boots and shoes and conducted a very profitable business. The death of Mrs. Pallman occurred in 1907, when she had reached the age of sixty-five. By her marriage she had become the mother of nine children, of whom four are yet living: Henry A., who is engaged in the real estate business in Milford; Eugene August, who is an optician on Chapel street in New Haven; Theodore D.; and A. Oswald, an attorney and now city clerk of New Haven.
     At the usual age Dr. Pallman became a pupil in the public schools and mastered the lessons taught in successive grades until he came to his graduation from the high school with the class of 1894. He next entered Yale and completed a medical course in that institution with the class of 1897. Following his graduation he spent two years in post-graduate work in Berlin, Germany, and upon his return to America opened an office in New Haven, where he has since remained in active practice, specializing in obstetrics, in which branch of professional work he displays notable skill based upon comprehensive study and wide knowledge.
     In New York city, on the 12th of November, 1902, Dr. Pallman was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Hall, a native of the metropolis and a daughter of Harry and Katherine (Goodrich) Hall, who were representatives of an old New York family, the ancestry dating back to the earliest settlement of the Empire state. Dr. and Mrs. Pallman have become the parents of two children: Ruth Gertrude, born in New Haven, May 15, 1906; and Theodore D., Jr., born January 2, 1911.
     Dr. and Mrs. Pallman are communicants of St. Boniface Roman Catholic church. His political endorsement is given to the republican party and along strictly professional lines he has membership with the New Haven, the New Haven County, the Connecticut State and the American Medical Associations. He is a member of the medical staff of St. Raphael's Hospital of New Haven and is city jail physician, discharging those duties in addition to his private practice, which is constantly growing in volume and importance. His practice is today very extensive and he is regarded as one of the leading obstetricians in New England, his extensive study along that line having gained him skill and ability that places him in the front ranks of the practitioners.

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