American Medical Biographies/Hyatt, Elijah H.

Hyatt, Elijah H. (1827–1898).

Elijah H. Hyatt, ex-president of the Ohio State Medical Assiciation, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1827, and died at his home in Delaware, of apoplexy, December 24, 1898. He was first educated in the public schools, and at an academy near Wooster, from which he graduated, later from the Ohio Wesleyan University in 1852, and from Starling Medical College, Columbus, in 1856. He served in the Civil War as captain and surgeon. In 1861 he married Eliza Ely and had three daughters. At the close of the war he began to practise in Delaware, Ohio, soon establishing an enviable reputation as physician and surgeon. From 1875 to 1892 he filled the chair of materia medica and therapeutics in the Columbus Medical College. Dr. Hyatt enjoyed a wide reputation as an able surgeon and teacher, and took an active interest in public questions, being highly honored as a citizen.

In 1873 he married Miss Sarah Johnson and had two more children, Frank Hastings and Wendell Gaillard. The latter studied medicine.