Mason Area Historical Society
Mason Area Historical Society


Dr Richard H Alexander
11 Apr 1867 Ontario, Canada  15 Apr 1922 Lansing, MI
 Additional deltails/photos can be found at  
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 This building, located at 225 E Ash St, was built in 1938, and was used as a hospital
or a period spanning two decades (although it was closed for a time during WWII when our
doctors were in the service).  Later, the building was renovated as
used as apartments. Like and share if you were born here or lived here.
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Dr.  Donald Cairns - 
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Dr Gertrude (Dart) O'Sullivan
Mason's first Woman Physician
Graduated Mason High School
1896 - Graduated with honors
"One of the fist woman admitted into the medical school of the
University of Michigan Medical School"
Internship at the Womans Hospital in Detroit
Set up a medical practice in Mason, MI at 30yrs old
City Physician City Health Officer in Port Huron, MI 
1930 - Graduate work in Dublin Ireland - Famous Rotunda Hospital
Special graduate work in obstetrics at the Margarc Hague Hospital - Jersey City, NJ
Medical Practice in Mason, MI - Two offices 1) O'Sullivian building 2) Her home
Founded Mason College Club
Traveled to Mexico as a delegate to a Pan-American conference of women physicians.  
Director - Dart National Bank
Taught adult Sunday school at the Presbyterian Church
 ** The Mason College Club (was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Dart O'Sullivan, M.D.)
 ** The Mason College Club Facebook 
 ** Salute to Ingham County Women of accomplishment  
Womens Hospital "Repurposing historic buildings on Detroit's medical campuses"
By MJ GALBRAITH | TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015     Link:
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Dr Dorthy Orpha Dart 
1907 - 1991
Dr Dorothy Orpha Dart       
Photo added by Randy Gladstone
Graduated Mason High School 1926
University of Michigan  - Michigan State College (Michigan State University) 
 Bachelor of Science Degree
Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania - Doctor of Medicine Degree 
Internship and Residency at Franklin Hospital in San Francisco
Psychiatrist - Muskegon, MI 
Family Physician in Lansing, MI during WWII
During the war Dr. Dorthy O Dart had an office in Lansing, MI 
to help meet the need for doctors.
Personal Physician to the R.E. Olds Family
Established Family Practice in Mill Valley, California
1941 Begun a Medical Practice with her aunt, Dr. Gertrude O'Sullivan.
The Mason College Club (was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Dart O'Sullivan, MD 
"Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania" 
"Franklin Hospital" now California Pacific Medical Center Davies Campus
VINTAGE EVERYDAY  "bring back some memories" website
Capital Area District Libraries logo  

"Archive Record Ingham County Tuberculosis Sanatorium"  (Includes Photos)  Link:

Wikipedia   McLaren–Greater Lansing Hospital - "McLaren–Greater Lansing Hospital began as the Ingham County Tuberculosis Sanatorium".
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Dr Otto Keith Pauley
O. Keith Pauley, DO, FACOFP April 16, 1916 - December 20, 2011 
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