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This Day in Georgia History

March 22, 1892

Enoch Callaway, Jr. Born

Physician Enoch Callaway, Jr. was born in LaGrange, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia (1909-12), obtained an M.D. from Tulane (1916), and concluded his formal education with a B.S. from LaGrange College (1945). Assuming a general practice in LaGrange, Callaway became an early crusader against cancer after losing two children to the disease. He set up the West Georgia Cancer Clinic, helped found Georgia’s affiliate of the American Cancer Society, and fought to alert Georgians to the deadly disease. Callaway also was a proponent of curtailing medical costs and supporting proper and ethical medical treatment. He was a member of many medical boards, also serving one term as president of the Medical Association of Georgia. He died on Sept. 26, 1961 in LaGrange, Georgia.