Joseph M. Steim, M. D.

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JOSEPH M. STEIM, M. D., of Kittanning, is the son of Richard A. and Ella M. Steim, born July 15, 1877.

Richard A. Steim, the father, a resident of Kittanning since childhood, is widely known as a progressive hotel owner and a successful coal operator. lie married Ella M. Mefford, a native of Armstrong county, daughter of Milton Mefford, and they have three children, Joseph M., Richard D. and Charity Marie.

Dr. Joseph M. Steim received his early education at the public schools of Kittanning, and obtained his medical degree from the Medico-Chirurgical College at Philadelphia. After graduation he served as resident physician at the St. John's Hospital, the West Penn Hospital and the St. Francis Hospital, all of Pittsburgh. Upon entering private practice lie was appointed assistant medical examiner of the Pittsburgh Railways Company, and later for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He became extensively interested in the study of the eye, and with this object in view became connected with the Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital, subsequently taking special postgraduate work at the New York School of Clinical Medicine, the Philadelphia Polyclinic and the Wills Eye Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa., also studying at London, England, and Vienna, Austria, and he was in 1914 a delegate to the International Congress of Ophthalmology at St. Petersburg, Russia, a gathering of eye surgeons from every civilized country in the world.

Source: Pages 608-609, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 2001 by Laurel Black Morris for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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