Transcribed by Mary Ann Kaylor
MILLIGAN, CLARENCE WILBUR, M. D. - During the past decade there have been so many changes and discoveries in medicine and surgery that the physician and surgeon of today faces an entirely different situation than did his preceptors when they commenced practices. Even the course, by means of which the present physician fits himself for his life work are entirely different and much more exacting, and when he enters upon his practice he had already an experience which took the older physician years to acquire. Springfield is the home of some of the representative medical men of the day, and one who has already made himself felt as a careful, conscientious and skilled practitioner is Dr. Clarence Wilbur Milligan, whose office and residence is at 724 East Capital Avenue.
Dr. Milligan was born at Edinburg, Ill., December 29, 1885, a son of George W. and Eliza M. (Firey) Milligan. He attended the public school at Edinburg, Ill., where his parents resided, including the high school; and when he decided upon a medical career, entered the medical department of the St. Louis University, from which he graduated in May, 1908. In June of that year he located at Springfield, as an interne at St. John's Hospital, where he remained one year, then began the general practice of his profession. He belongs to the regular school of medicine, and although as yet he has not specialized, he is much interested in several diseases, which he is carefully studying. He is a member of the Sangamon County Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and also belongs to the Chamber of Commerce of Springfield, fraternally is connected with the Masonic Order and the Knights of Pythias, and in religious faith is a Methodist.
On November 17, 1909, Dr. Milligan married Miss Katherine W. Becker, their union taking place at Springfield. He belongs to the younger generation of medical men, not only because of his youth, but also on account of his training, and is regarded as one of the most reliable, as well as skilled physicians and surgeons of Sangamon County.