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761 West Osceola Avenue: Built in 1904. The structure is a two story, 3034 square foot, 14 room, five bedroom, four bathroom, two half-bathroom, aluminum/vinyl-sided house, with a detached garage. The 1930 city directory indicates that Frederick E. Foley, a physician and a partner with Phillip F. Donohue in the medical practice partnership of Foley & Donohue, and his wife, Elizabeth D. Foley, resided at this address. In 1934, Dr. Frederic E. B. Foley, Elizabeth Dearth Foley, Jessie A. Foley, and Elizabeth Foley resided at this address. Frederic Eugene Basil Foley was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, was initially a language major, teaching English as he earned his bachelor's degree from Yale in 1914, received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1918 and worked for the next two years with William Halsted, M.D., in the general surgical wards, then worked with Harvey Cushing, M.D., was a member of the surgical house staff of the Peter Brigham Hospital in Boston from 1920 to 1921, and was certified by the American Board of Urology in 1937, although there is no record that he ever had formal training in urology. In 1937, Frederic E. B. Foley authored the article "A new plastic operation for stricture at the uretero-pelvic junction. Report of 20 operations" in the Journal of Urology, in 1950, authored the article "A new cysto-urography and transurethral operating table: hydraulic operation providing prompt wide range position change" in the Journal of Urology, in 1958, authored the article "Fluid supply apparatus for cystoscopy and transurethral operations" in the Journal of Urology, in 1962, authored the article "A self-inflating bag catheter" in the Journal of Urology, and, in 1964, also authored the article "A Catheter-Inflating Cartridge" in the Journal of Urology. Frederic E. B. Foley also authored several articles with other doctors and researchers, including "The Effect Of Salt Ingestion On Cerebro-spinal Fluid Pressure And Brain Volume" with Tracy Jackson Putnam in 1920 in The American Journal of Physiology, "Massive electrocoagulation of deeply infiltrating bladder tumors combined with ligation of the vena cava for prevention of pulmonary embolism" with E. J. Richardson, W. P. Mulvaney, and I. Victor in 1953 in the Journal of Urology, "Placental transmission of the lupus erythematosus factor" with R. G. Bridge in 1954 in the American Journal of Medical Science, "Endobronchial hamartoma: report of two cases" with J. M. Young, E. Jones, F. A. Hughes, and J. R. Fox, Jr., in 1954 in the Journal of Thoracic Surgery, "Chronic recurrent pancreatitis due to injury to the duct of Santorini: a complication of subtotal gastrectomy" with J. T. Kilpatrick and S. F. Crabtree in 1956 in the Annals of Surgery, "Scalene node excision" with J. T. Kilpatrick, Mo Mansfield, and P. H. Philbin in 1956 in Surgery, "Serum hepatitis following dental procedures: a presentation of 15 cases, including three fatalities" with R. N. Gutheim in 1956 in The Annals of Internal Medicine, "Panel discussion on hydronephrosis" with W. J. McMartin, O. S. Culp, R. H. Flocks, F. E. Foley, T. E. Gibson, and T. D. Moore in 1957 in Urology Surv., "Rehabilitation of the flyer following thoracotomy" with S. H. Bear, J. A. Jarman, and W. R. Whitsell, Jr., in 1959 in The Journal of Aviation Medicine, "Thoracic surgical problems in flying personnel" with H. C. Green, Jr., W. R. Whitsell, Jr., and D. P. Douglass in 1960 in The Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and "Hypertension due to unilateral renal disease" with J. A. Wilson in 1960 in Minnesota Medicine. The "Foley catheter," a one-piece latex self-retaining balloon catheter, originally known as the "hemostatic bag catheter," was used to control bleeding following transurethral resection of the prostate, eventually was also found to retain the catheter in position perfectly and the catheter could thus be used for continuous drainage of the bladder, and was named after Frederic E. B. Foley. Dr. Foley demonstrated the first production model at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in 1935, but lost the patent for the device in a dispute with Paul Raiche of the Davol Rubber Company. Dr. Foley also invented a hydraulic table, was probably the first to describe an artificial sphincter, and developed a rotatable resectoscope that did not survive because it was too bulky. Frederic E. B. Foley (1891-1966) was born in Minnesota, had a mother with a maiden name of Craig, and died of lung cancer in Ramsey County. Frederic E. B. Foley was an early developer of the balloon catheter. The current owner of record of the property is Marilyn Murray.