Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Surgical Pioneer

from History of the Fox River Valley, Lake Winnebago & the Green Bay Region, Hon. Wm. A. Titus, Editor, Volume I-III, Chicago, S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1930

June 14, 1968, Neenah-Menasha Northwestern
Sometimes neglected in the list of Menasha notable citizens is this man, Dr. John B. Murphy.  Though in some sources, he is credited as hailing from Appleton, Menashans can take heart that one of her favorite sons did some real good in the world, despite the geographical slight that we're too often prone to experience.


  1. A fantastic story and thank you for bringing it to our attention. All of the physicians in Menasha should read this particular blog. and maybe some will!!


  2. There is a concise summary about Dr Murphy's career punished in the New England Journal of Medicine, 329:1208,1993. It can be accessed re Google, "murphy surgery button."