PATTON, CHARLES LANPHIER, M.D. - The younger physicians and surgeons of Springfield are taking first place among the members of their profession practicing in Sangamon County. They have had the advantage of training and experience in the medical colleges and hospitals, which cannot be excelled, and which are so far in advance of the one secured by the practitioners of half a century ago. Among the successful and popular physicians of Springfield is Dr. Charles Lanphier Patton, who has well appointed offices at No. 25 Illinois National Bank Building, and resides at No. 1606 South Fifth Street. He was born in this city, August 13, 1879, being a son of James William and Francine Elizabeth (Lanphier) Patton.
From 1893 to 1896, Dr. Patton attended the Springfield High School, then spent two years at Orchard Lake, Mich., and from 1898 to 1902, attended the University of Michigan. From 1902 to 1903, he was interne in the University Hospital, and then served two years as an instructor in gynecology and obstetrics in the University of Michigan. Dr. Patton was licensed to practice in Springfield, in 1902, soon after his graduation with the degree of M.D., from the University of Michigan, but he spent several years more in his special studies, fitting himself thoroughly for his life work. On June 21, 1904, Dr. Patton married Alice Jess, in Springfield, Ill. Dr. and Mrs. Patton have one son, Robert Jess Patton.
The political affiliations of Dr. Patton are with the Democratic party. He belongs to the Sangamon County Medical Society, the Illinois State Medical Association. At present he is on the surgeon's staff of the Springfield Hospital and Training School. Dr. Patton is engaged in a general practice, and has already firmly established himself in the confidence of the people of Sangamon County, who know that in him they have not only the experienced and skilled physician and surgeon, but the sympathetic friend. He is a close student and keeps thoroughly abreast of current events in the medical world, as well as on general topics, and few members of his profession have a brighter outlook for the future.