Harrison S. Collisi, M. D.

Page 591-592 - Harrison S. Collisi, M. D., who maintains offices in the Ashton building, Grand Rapids, is one of the prominent young surgeons of the city. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, October 27, 1888, the son of Louis J. and Agnes J. (Smith) Collisi, the former of whom was a native of Germany and the latter of whom was born in Three Rivers, Michigan. Louis J. Collisi came to the United States with his parents when he was seven years of age, the family settling at Three Rivers, Michigan, after a short time in Detroit where they took up their home in 1855. In 1866, Louis Collisi moved to Topeka, Kansas, where he conducted a retail grocery store for many years. He returned to Three Rivers in 1896 and engaged in farming near that city until the time of his death, which occurred in 1904 in his fifty-sixth year. His widow is still living in Three Rivers at the age of sixty-nine years. Harrison S. Collisi was one of four children born to his parents. He received his elementary education in the graded and high schools of Topeka, Kansas, and Three Rivers, Michigan. He was graduated from the high school in 1908. He elected to follow the medical profession, and accordingly matriculated in the medical college of the University of Michigan from which he was graduated in 1912 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. While he attended high school and for a time thereafter, Doctor Collisi worked as a drug clerk in Three Rivers, Michigan. After serving his internship, he opened an office in Grand Rapids, specializing in surgery and obstetrics. He is recognized as one of the brilliant young surgeons of Grand Rapids and the success with which he has handled the cases that have been placed under his care has won him the respect and admiration of his professional confreres. He was married October 26, 1912, to Anna Simpson, the daughter of John G. Simpson, of Grand Rapids, and to them have been born two children, Betty Jane, aged twelve years, and Barbara Ann, who is six years old. Doctor Collisi is a member of the county, state and American Medical Societies and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a thirty-second degree Mason, a Knight Templar, and is also a member of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is a member the executive staff, chief obstetrician, and a senior attending surgeon is a m of the Butterworth Hospital.


Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 7 January 2004
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