Brown, Sanger M. (Died)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Apr 1928, p. 10

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Funeral services for Dr. Sanger M. Brown, head of the Kenilworth sanitarium and noted throughout the United States as an alienist of distinction, who passed away at the Presbyterian hospital last Sunday following an operation, were held Tuesday from the Graceland cemetery chapel. Burial was at Graceland cemetery.

Dr. Brown was born in Bloomfield, Ontario, Canada, on February 16, 1852, and spent the early part of his life on a farm near the city. He was graduated from Bellevue Medical college in New York in 1880 and spent his early years as a physician in New York state where he was identified with many public hospitals. He was at one time superintendent of the Massachusetts State Hospital for the Insane and the Bloomingdale asylum in New York.

With Prof. E. A. Schaefer, Dr. Brown conducted a series of early vivisection experiments on monkeys in 1886-87 at the University College London. He was at that time associated with the University of Illinois. From 1892 to 1897 he was professor of medical jurisprudence and hygiene at Rush Medical College, a branch of the University of Chicago. Later he became professor of clinical neurology at the same institution.

Dr. Brown came to the north shore about twenty-three years ago, founding the Kenilworth Sanitarium. Dr. Brown was active in numerous civic enterprises of the north shore and Chicago. He was a subscriber to the Chicago Opera company from the year of its organization, an active supporter of the Ravinia Opera and a life member of the Chicago Art institute. He was a member of the Indian Hill Golf club, the Union League club of Chicago and the Chicago Athletic association.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bella Christie Brown, to whom he was married July 9, 1885, and one son, Christie Brown.

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6 Apr 1928
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Brown, Sanger M. (Died)