For forty-six years a practising physician, Dr. Effie E. Howe Turton died in the Huron Road Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, June 9, 1950. Death was caused by a massive cerebral haemorrhage.
Dr. Turton, nee Effie E. Howe, was born in Jamaica, Vermont on March 28, 1872 to Seneca and Lucenia (Dutton) However. After completing her primary education in local schools, she obtained her high school education at Leland and Gray Seminary and at Glenwood Seminary.
Having decided upon a career in medicine, Dr. Turton matriculated at Boston University, receiving her degree in medicine cum laude form Boston University School of Medicine in 1900.
Following her graduation, she served an internship at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital. After short periods of practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, she established herself in White Plains. New York. After serving a residency at the Woman’s Southern Homoeopathic Hospital of Philadelphia, she entered general practice in Stamford, Connecticut, remaining there until her retirement in 1947.
Dr. Turton’s particular interest, aside from homoeopathy, was in psychiatry and her training in this specialty was obtained at the New York School of Social Work, the Mansfield (Conn.) State Training School and Hospital, the Boston Psychopathic Hospital, and the Merton Institute.
But Dr. Turton’s interests were not entirely medical. She was an organizer and ex-president of the White Plains (N.Y.) Playground Association Playground and Recreation Association. She had been a member of the Executive Council of the Girl Scouts of America. Limitation of space forbids a detailed list of her organizational activities outside the field of medicine.
Before her retirement from active practice, Dr. Turton had been associated with the Psychiatric Clinic of the Blythewood Sanitarium of Greenwich, Connecticut. She was a member of the Medical Staff of the Day Nursery of Stamford. She was also on the Staffs of th Stamford Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital of Stamford.
Her affiliation in organized medicine included membership in the Connecticut Homoeopathic Medical Society of which she was an ex-president, the Connecticut Woman’s Medical Society, the Fairfield country (Conn.) Medical Society, the Stamford Medical Society and the now defunct Eastern Homoeopathic Medical Society.
Dr. Turton was elected to membership in the International Hahnemannian Association in 1925 and would have become an Honorable Senior of that organization at this year’s convention.
Dr. Turton is survived by her son. Judson F.H. Turton, a prominent management consultant of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and two grandsons J. Thomas, and Robert J. Turton, with whom she had made her home following her retirement.
Effie E. Howe Turton’s death after fifty years devotion to homoeopathy will be greatly felt by those whose own adherence to that field had brought them into close association with her. To Dr. Turton’s family, the Recorder extends its sincere sympathy.
The 21st Session of the Pan American Homoeopathic Medical Congress will meet on October 26, 27, 28, 1950, at Hotel Del Prado, Mexico City, Mexico, under the Presidency of Dr. Guillermo
Hidalgo. The Congress will be preceded by a Latin American scientific session on October 22, 23, 24, and 25, 1950.
A meeting of the Southern Homoeopathic Medical Association and Mid-west College Reunion will also precede the Congress, meeting on October 19, 20, and 21, at Hotel LaSalle, Chicago, Illinois.
A special train will start a homoeopathic tour form San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday, October 24th and arrive on the evening of October 25th in Mexico City. Every homoeopathic organization in invited to send two delegates, tax-free, to the 21st Pan American Homoeopathic Medical Congress.