Dr. Brewer received his Medical Degree in 1911 from the Memphis Hospital Medical College, where he also interned for one year, before attending the New York Post-Graduate Medical School. He practiced medicine for 16 years in Memphis, during two of which he served in the U.S. Army during the World War. His experience included Assistant to the Chair of Obstetrics at Memphis Hospital Medical College, Clinician in Obstetrics at the University of Tennessee, and four years experience working with G.U. Specialist Dr. George R. Livermore, of Memphis, Tennessee.
Mrs. Duncan graduated from the City and County Hospital of Rochester, Minnesota, and completed her nursing residency at the Mayo Brothers Institution in Rochester, Minnesota, before relocating to Everglades. In an August 4, 1927 Collier County News article Dr, Brewer described her as “always on the job, and not only sees that her patients have the best possible attention, but puts herself out in many ways in preparing and serving delicacies not easily procurable in a frontier town. Mrs. Duncan has, by her untiring efforts, endeared herself to the entire community.”
The Juliet C. Collier Hospital closed in 1964 and became a private residence.