American Medical Biographies/Yale, LeRoy Milton

Yale, LeRoy Milton (1841–1906)

LeRoy Milton Yale, pediatrist, and known also for his good etching, was born at Holmes Hole (Vineyard Haven), Massachusetts, on February 12, 1841, the son of LeRoy Milton and Maria Allen Yale.

He brought the same exactitude to his surgical as to his artistic work, and dealt with children with equal carefulness.

As an etcher he produced several hundred plates. The best of his work had the qualities demanded of a painter-etcher and he took an active interest in founding the New York Etching Club.

He graduated from Columbia College in 1862 and from Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1866, lecturing there for some time on orthopedic surgery, and afterwards on obstetrics in the University of Vermont, also holding successively a surgeonship in the Charity, Bellevue, and Presbyterian Hospitals. He was co-editor of the Medical Gazette; medical editor of Babyhood and wrote "Nursery Problems," 1893; "The Century Book of Mothers;" "Phimosis," 1877; "The Mechanical Treatment of Chronic Diseases of the Hip-joints," 1878; "Remarks on Excision of the Hip," 1885; "The Diagnosis of Early Hip-joint Disease from Rheumatism, Neuralgia and So-called 'Growing-pains,'" 1893.

He died on September 14, 1906.

Arch. of Ped., 1906, vol. xxiii.