Pueblo County, Colorado
HOWARD ALEXANDER LA MOURE, M. D.
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
Dr. Howard Alexander La Moure, a man of high scientific attainments,
especially in the field of mental and nervous diseases, is now superintendent of
the Colorado State Hospital at Pueblo and thorough training has well qualified
him for the position which he is so acceptably filling. A native of New York, he
was born in Albany on the 13th of December, 1875, and is a son of Ten Eyck and
Janet Josephine (Alexander) La Moure. The father is now deceased but the mother
is still living.
Spending his youthful days under the parental roof. Dr. La Moure pursued his
education in the Albany Academy and for six years was employed in the New York
State Library. Determining upon the practice of medicine as a life work, he
began preparation toward that end and matriculated in the Albany Medical
College, which is the medical department of Union University. He was there
graduated as a member of the class of 1900 and entered upon the practical work
of the profession in connection with the State Hospital of Rochester, New York,
spending a year and a half in that institution as medical interne. He was later
identified with the Craig colony at Sonyea, New York, for one year and
subsequently spent six months in the Custodial Asylum of Rome, New York. On the
expiration of that period he accepted a position in the Minnesota School for the
Feeble Minded at Faribault, Minnesota, where he continued for three and a half
years. He next went to North Dakota and was connected with the North Dakota
Institution for the Feeble Minded at Grafton for three and a half years, while
in 1911 he came to the Colorado State Hospital at Pueblo. He acted as assistant
superintendent for a year and three months and afterward was acting
superintendent for six months, at the end of which time he was appointed
superintendent by the Colorado board of lunacy commissioners. During his
incumbency in this office the institution has increased its capacity by adding
space for four hundred and fifty. Many additions have been made to the
buildings, including two cottages and the administration and hospital building,
together with an operating room, all of which are thoroughly fireproof. There
are also two new kitchen buildings and a new boiler house. Large appropriations
have been made for the improvement of the institution, which is today a model of
its kind, and most scientific and sanitary care is given to the inmates.
Everything possible is done for the improvement of the condition of those under
charge of the institution and Dr. La Moure has introduced many progressive
methods which bear the approval of the most recent and thorough scientific
investigation and research work.
In 1904 Dr. La Moure was united in marriage to Miss Ina M. Salisbury, of
Canandaigua, New York. He is fond of fishing and various forms of outdoor life,
including motoring, and turns to these for needed rest and recreation. He is
interested in all matters of public benefit and cooperates in many movements for
the general good. Fraternally he is a Mason and exemplifies in his life the
beneficent spirit of the craft. He belongs to the American Medico-Psychological
Association, also to the Colorado State Medical Society, the Pueblo County
Medical Society and the American Medical Association. While as a broad-minded
man he takes a deep interest in many affairs relating to the public good, his
activities chiefly center in his profession, which makes heavy demands upon his
time and energies, and his success in the treatment of mental and nervous
diseases is marked.
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