Dr. Arthur O. Fisher, who has attained prominence as a surgeon of St. Louis, was born August 4, 1884, in the state of Wisconsin. His father, E. A. Fisher, was a druggist of Wisconsin for several years but at a recent date retired from business, though he still makes his home in the Badger state. He married Emma Steuber, a daughter of Casper Steuber of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. He, too, survives.
Dr. Fisher was their only child. He obtained his early education in the public schools of his native state and afterward attended the University of Wisconsin, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1905. He afterwards pursued a thorough course in medicine in the Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, Maryland, from which he was graduated in 1909. Later he spent five years in the Johns Hopkins and Washington University hospitals, putting his theoretical knowledge to the practical test and gaining wide and valuable experience in various branches of practice. He has since given his attention to surgical work in St. Louis and has won a place of prominence in professional circles. He is now connected with the Barnes Hospital, the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and is also a teacher of surgery in the Washington University. He belongs to the St. Louis Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Society and the American Medical Association and is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Surgical Association of St. Louis. He is constantly promoting his knowledge and efficiency through study, experience and investigation and wherever he is known he is spoken of in terms of the highest regard by reason of what he has accomplished along professional lines.
On the 20th of July, 1915, Dr. Fisher was married in San Diego, California, to Miss Adalia Kroehnke, a daughter of Peter Kroehnke of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To Dr. and Mrs. Fisher has been born an interesting little daughter, Jessie Louise, now four years of age.
Dr. Fisher is a member of the Phi Beta Pi, a medical fraternity. In politics he has always been a republican when national questions and issues are involved, but at local elections casts his ballot for men and measures rather than parties. He is well known in the medical profession in St. Louis and is a man of genial disposition who always brings sunshine with him into the sick room. He carries with him hope and courage and recognizes the value of mental as well as physical stimulant. For ten years he has successfully practiced surgery in St. Louis, steadily winning advancement and his position has long since become an enviable one.