By Joanna Newman
Sidney B. Lawson, MD
(March 18, 1867 – Oct. 9, 1953)
Dr Lawson, son of Dr. George W. & Chloe Ann Roberson Lawson, published his autobiography, “50 Years A Mountain-Country Doctor” in 1941.
In it, he does not give his birth year, but states he began practice at his home area around the Tug River in a part of Logan County that later became Mingo.
A little later, after completion of more College work in Baltimore, he decided to set up his practice in “Aracoma”, now known as Logan Court House, Logan, WV. This became a very successful practice and he became a much respected and beloved “member” of many families of Logan and Holden and surrounding areas.
On a personal note, it was he, that was instrumental in seeing to it that my mother Elizabeth Thompson, was sent to Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1941.