Who Was Dr. Halle L. Hewetson?
Dr. Halle L. Hewetson was born in Clarisville, Ohio on April 1st, 1864 and graduated from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine, in 1886. That year he joined the U.S. Army where he worked pathology and bacteriology in Omaha, Nebraska. After the Army, he headed west and established the first hospital in Las Vegas, which happened to be located in a tent. He remained the county physician in Las Vegas until his retirement.
He died in 1930.