Sykesville History – Dr. Donald E. Fisher Appointed Health Officer For Carroll County

June 23, 1960

Dr. Donald Fisher has been appointed Deputy State and County Health Officer of Carroll County effective June 22, according to an announcement by Dr. Perry F. Prather, Director of the Maryland State Health Department and Chairman of the State Board of Health. The Carroll County Board of Commissioners have also approved the appointment of Dr. Fisher as county health officer; each local health officer in Maryland serves in a dual capacity — Deputy State Health Officer and County Health Officer.

Dr. Fisher succeeds Dr. George Schochet who resigned earlier in the month to accept a position in San Francisco, California.

A native of Providence, R.I., Dr. Fisher came to Baltimore as a young child and was educated here graduating from Baltimore City College in 1941.

His undergraduate pre-medical education was taken at both Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

He has also had experience with the U.S.P.H.S. working in the fields of tuberculosis and venereal diseases.

During World War II he served as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy where his future interest in medicine was recognized by assignment to the medical corps as a laboratory technician.

During his medical career he has also had considerable experience in the private practice of medicine, having been a general practitioner in Howard County for seven years.

Dr. Fisher is married to the former Barbara Talbott, who is a native of Howard County. The Fisher’s have two children in elementary school and plan to live in Carroll County.

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