Leon Stanislaus Talaska (born 28 June 1875 in Bay City, Michigan - 11 March 1935) was a medical doctor[1] and the first physician of Polish descent in Toledo.[2]

He came to Toledo, Ohio in 1894 where he attended the Toledo Medical College, graduating with a medical degree in 1898.[3] Talaska was appointed City Physician by then-mayor Brand Whitlock.[4][unreliable source?] Talaska was appointed as Superintendent of Toledo Contagious Hospital in January, 1910[5]

Talaska was a member of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce, the Polish National Alliance and the Polish Falcons.


  1. Toledo and Lucas County Ohio 1623 - 1923 P. 57-58 Vol. III Illustrated, Chicago and Toledo, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1923
  2. "Soft-spoken doctor made house calls". The Toledo Blade. December 10, 1994.,3245424. 
  3. Toledo Medical College Degree
  4. History of St. Anthony's Parish, Toledo, Ohio Anno Domini, Diamond Jubilee of St. Anthony's Parish 1882 to 1957 by F. S. Legowski, page 83; Archives: 419-244-6711
  5. Memoirs of Lucas County and the City of Toledo P. 319 Vol. II, Harvey Scribner, Madison, WI, Western Historical Association, 1910
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