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Ulof O. Robertson

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Ulof Oscar Robertson
Born 12 July 1846(1846-07-12)
Maline, Sweden
Died 4 August 1908 (62) [1]
Rocksboro, Georgia (U.S.)
Burial Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia [1]
Alma mater New York Hygeio-Therapeutic College (1875) [2]
Field(s) Medicine
Affiliations Atlanta Health Institute; Southern Sanitarium; Robertson Sanitarium (a.k.a. Robertson-Blackman Sanitarium)
Known for Hygienic, Movement, and Electrical Water Cure
Spouse(s) May B. (Horine), 1879-

Ulof O. Robertson (July 12, 1846 - August 4, 1908) was a Swedish-born American physician, notably operating as a practitioner of water cure and hygeio-therapy, which he offered as treatment for various maladies and diseases at his Atlanta sanitaria.

Background

  • Emigrated from Sweden, 1865, first NYC before settling in Georgia
  • Contracted malaria, reported success in curing himself using hydrotherapy
  • Attended Hygeio-Therapeutic College in New York, graduated 1875
  • Established practice in Bartow County, Georgia, 1875
  • Moved practice to Atlanta, 1879

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Grave marker of Ulof Oscar Robertson (findagrave.com): b. 12 July 1846, d. 4 August 1908; includes obituary from 5 August 1908 edition of Atlanta Constitution.
  2. Biographical sketch of Ulof O. Robertson from "Memoirs of Georgia: containing historical accounts of the state's civil, military, industrial and professional interests, and personal sketches of many of its people: vol. I", p. 916 (1895) <http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/georgiabooks/do-pdf:gb0252a>