Edward Solon Goodhue

Edward Solon Goodhue, born in St. Christophe, Athabaska, Quebec September 29, 1863, Edward attended the St. Francis college trying for his A.B. degree, but was forced to leave in his senior year due to ill health; he received his M.D. Degree in 1892 from the Rush medical school in Chicago, IL, and while there he married Lulu Mae Roser on September 25, 1889. After his graduation, they moved to Riverside, California where he practiced medicine from 1892-1895. In 1895 Edward was appointed government physician to Hawaii, and became the medical superintendant of the Koloa Government Hospital on Kauai. Edward was appointed as acting surgeon of the U.S. Public Health and Marine Service from 1900 to 1904. In 1909 he was a delegate to the International Congress on Inebriety in London, England, and later that year was appointed by President Taft to attend the International Congress on Leprosy in Norway, at which conference he was also appointed to represent Hawaii. Beside his medical practice and aid to the Leprosy Colony on Molokai, he was an author of poems dealing with his beloved Hawaii. Due to his writings, he was a member of many associations as The American Medical Editors and Authors Association; the Hawaiian Historical Society; and Society of Authors, Playwrights and Composers in London; Edward, who was also a Mason, died at his home on 1535 Clark Street, Honolulu on a Friday afternoon at 6pm in 1935 after a long illness.

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From Men of Hawaii:


physician, author. Honolulu; born Athabascaville, P. Q., Sept. 29, 1863; son of James and Mariam (Emerson) Goodhue; direct descendant of Benjamin Goodhue, senator from Mass. to First Continental Congress, who drafted the bill for formation of Dist. of Columbia; mother related to Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet. Married Lulu Mae Rosser, Chicago. May 25, 1889; two children; Marion S. and Dorothy M. Education; private tutor; St. Francis College (McGill Univ.), East Farnham high school; Rush Med. College, Chicago, M. D., 1892; hon. A. M., 1910; hon. LL.D., 1912; post-grad. Med. School and Hosp. N. Y. Practised Riverside. Cat., 1892-95; delegate International Congress on Inebriety, London, 1909; appointed by President, delegate to Intern'l Congress of Leprosy, 1909. and spec. rep. of Hawaii, by Governor Frear same Congress; delegate Medico-Legal Cong., Brussels, 1909; acting asst. surg. U. S. Pub. Heath and Marine Hosp. Service, 1900-04; author "Verses from the Valley," 1887; "Out of the Pigeon Holes," 1899; "Beneath Hawaiian Palms and Stars." 1900; "Hawaii First," 1902; "Within Hawaiian Reefs." 1907; "Songs of the Western Sea," 1911; "The Adequate Care and Punishment of Defective and the Insane," 1st and 2d eds., 1913; "About the Climate of Hawaii," 1914; "Under the Silver Moon." 1914-20; "Establishment and Maintenance of Racial Characteristics," 1914; "On the Reserve," 1920; "Letters of Julius Commedius Brutus," 1st and 2nd edits., 191314; "The Leper's Friend." 1913; "Some Observations on Childhood," 1916; "The Victim," 1920; has written more than 85 articles on scientific and medical subjects; member Amer. Med. Assn., 1895-1918; Hawaii Med. Society, Hawaiian Historical Society, Authors' Club, London; Medico-Legal Society, N. Y.; vice-pres. for Hawaii same; cor. secy,. Civic Improvement Assn., Molokai; Masonic order, Amer. Assn. for Advancement of Science, 1912-1915. Republican. Resides, Roosevelt, Molokai, and 1635 Goodhue Place. Honolulu.