D. PALLMAN, 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.
Modern History of New Haven
Eastern New Haven County
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