Biographical Sketch of Reginald E. Mcdonald, M. D.

Reginald E. Mcdonald, M. D., has been in the active practice of medicine in San Bernardino since 1884. He is a native of the city of Toronto, Canada, born in 1856, and obtained his literary education in Victoria University and Upper Canada College. He spent one year studying for his profession in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Toronto, and three years in the California Medical College at San Francisco, and was graduated at the latter in 1883. Before coming to California, Dr. McDonald spent a year and a half, 1881-’82, on North Georgian Bay, as surgeon for a large lumbering company, where he had the opportunities to experience the rigors of an arctic winter, the thermometer registering 42° below zero on several occasions. All traveling in winter was with dogs and sledges. While up there he made the circuit of the upper lakes in a tugboat.

After leaving college he practiced six months in Oakland, then came to San Bernardino. He likes this city and valley much, but he thinks it is not a profitable country for physicians on account of the superior healthfulness of the climate. He says the recent construction of the city’s sewer system has materially diminished sickness in San Bernardino, making it one of the healthiest cities on the continent. The Doctor enjoys a liberal share of the practice of the city and valley. He has some valuable investments in real estate, among which is a tract of farming land in Cajon Pass.

The Doctor is an earnest devotee to his profession, and with his thorough educational training therefore has a future of bright promise before him.



The Lewis Publishing Company. An Illustrated History of Southern California embracing the counties of San Diego San Bernardino Los Angeles and Orange and the peninsula of lower California. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. 1890.

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