Dr. H. S. Moore
DR. H. S. MOORE first came to Nome in the fall of 1902. He returned to the
states, where he spent the succeeding winter, coming back to Nome the following spring to become associated with Dr. Rininger in his extensive practice.
During the winter of 1903-'04, and while Dr. Rininger was in the Eastern states, Dr.
Moore had charge of the office and all the work connected with it.
He was graduated from the Indianapolis Medical College of the University of
Indiana, in 1900, and entered the army as First Lieutenant Assistant Surgeon. He was
with the 1 58th Indiana Regiment during the war with Spain. After the regiment
was mustered out in 1899 he took the examination of the United States army for
assistant surgeon, and was assigned to the barracks at St. Louis. From St. Louis he
was transferred to the Presidio at San Francisco, and then sent to the Philippines, where
he was promoted to Captain Assistant Surgeon, U. S. He was attached to the army
service during a period of two years in the Philippines, and came to Alaska soon after
his return from the islands.
During his stay in the Philippines, the country was ravaged by the plague. In
some districts there was an appalling death list of native inhabitants. Dr. Moore volunteered his services, and was assigned to one of the worst districts of the island,
and had charge of it until the abatement of the dread malady.
Dr. Moore is a native of Indiana, and was born October 26, 1874. Although
a young man, he has had a wide and varied experience in the practice of his profession.
He has traveled extensively, during which he devoted some time to the study of
medicine in Milan, Italy. He is a man of education and high social and professional
standing, possessed of quiet dignity and executive ability, and is a strict adherer to
the ethics of his profession.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by
E. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.