Salem Heilman




Salem Heilman





SALEM HEILMAN, physician and surgeon, was born in Kittanning. Armstrong County, Penn., June 10, 1847, and is a son of Isaac and Hannah (Briney) Heilman, the former a native of Armstrong and the latter of Westmoreland County, Penn., and both residents of the former county. The Doctor was the second eldest in a family of eight sons and four daughters, and received his education in the public schools and academies of Armstrong County. In the fall of 1888 he began reading medicine at Cochran's Mills, in that county, and in the fall of 1869 entered Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Penn., where he was graduated March 12, 1871. On the 6th of the following month he opened an office in Sharon, where he has been engaged in active practice for over seventeen years, and has built up one of the largest practices in this portion of the county. Dr. Heilman was married March 23, 1871, to Miss Bella McKee, of Cochran's Mills, Penn., of which union two children survive, Elmo Pearl and Ralph Salem. Dr. Heilman is a stanch Democrat, and the family adhere to the Lutheran Church. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and is a K. T. in that society, also belongs to A. 0. U. W. and is supreme medical examiner of the P. H. C. Dr. Heilman spent five months in Europe during the winter of 1886-87, and took special courses in general surgery and gynecology in the medical colleges of Berlin, Vienna, Paris and London. For the past thirteen years he has been surgeon of the Fifteenth Regiment of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, and ranks as major of that regiment. He is an ex-president and member of the Mercer County Medical Society, and belongs to the State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 729



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