Charles Mertz Arbuthnot

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Charles Mertz Arbuthnot
Born Charles Mertz Arbuthnot
15 December 1852
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Died 2 October 1920
Belleville, Kansas
Nationality American

Charles Mertz "C. M." Arbuthnot was an early physician, pharmacist and founder of the Arbuthnot Drug Company in Republic County, Kansas, one of the first to establish a practice in the county.

He was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1852 and his family came to Kansas in 1871 by way of Iowa.[1]

While he was young, Arbuthnot remained at home helping his father on the family farm while also teaching in the district schools until 1875.[2] He then attended Leavenworth Normal School,[1] then a principal at public school in Peabody, Kansas for two years.[3]

While working through his education and teaching, Arbuthnot had been studying medical books. In 1878 he went to Philadelphia and took a medical course at Jefferson Medical College. After graduating in 1881 he returned to Republic County and began practicing medicine in Belleville.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Cutler, William (1883). History of the State of Kansas. Chicago, Illinois: A. T. Andreas. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Stafford, Susan; Taylor, Dick. "Republic County, Part 3". KanColl: The Kansas Collection. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "A Brief History of Peabody's Wonderful Educational Advancements". Peabody News. 1901. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 

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