Dr. V. J. Jacey

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Address in Mount Prospect: Plum Grove Estates

Birth Date: Unknown

Death Date: Unknown

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Spouse: Unknown

Children: Unknown

Interesting information on life, career, accomplishments:

Dr. V. J. Jacey, who had offices in Mount Prospect, is believed to be the first doctor in the Chicago area to use penicillin. In 1944, penicillin was used by the military but was not available to civilian doctors. Dr. V. J. Jacey had a patient who was dying from a rare form of meningitis, so he wired Washington asking for a sample of the drug. It was sent over within hours and saved the life of the patient.

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