Tonight I ran across a picture while I was looking for something else and my mind wandered away to the past.
I decided to take a quick look and see what I could find out about Dr. D. G. Sattler. The one thing that I knew was that he delivered babies at the Washington, Iowa hospital since that is where I was born 🙂
I soon found out more about Dr. Sattler by doing a google search.
One of the first things that I ran across were some articles from several different medical journals, including one titled Experimental Hypertension and the Neurohypophysis in the Endocrinology journal. The article stated that he and the co-author were affiliated with the Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, State University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. I also found that he was a member of the American Association of Anatomists.
A literature search found that some of his articles are still cited in medical papers today. He definitely made a contribution to the field of anatomy.
In the map above you can see Iowa City in the upper right corner. This is where Dr. Sattler did his research. His private practice was in Kalona which is in the middle of the map. At the time we lived in the country near Wellman and you can see Washington at the bottom of the map.
I also found out that Dr. Sattler was Major Sattler in WWII when he served with the US Army.
Dr. Sattler passed away in 1991 at the age of 79 and is buried in the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona.
Dr. Sattler was well respected by the local community and his memory lives on.
The Mid-Prairie High School football field in Wellman is the Dwight Sattler Football Field. There is also a Dr. Dwight G. Sattler scholarship for students who attended the high school and plan on a career in health care.
It was interesting to find out more about the doctor who delivered me. Especially that he worked in anatomical research.