Biography of Dr. Augustus W. Buck
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Buck, Augustus Walker, M.D, was born at Slatersvilie, R. I., February 7, 1866. a son of Rev. E. A. Buck and Elmira Walker, his wife. Shortly after his birth the family removed to Fall River, and he has since resided in that city, being now one of its most prominent and successful physicians. He secured his preliminary education in the public and high schools of Fall River and then entered Williams College, from which he was graduated in 1888 with the degree of A. B. Following his college course he entered the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania and was graduated in 1892 with the degree of M. D., shortly after was appointed resident physician to the Methodist Episcopal Hospital at Philadelphia, in which capacity he served one year, returning at the end of that time to Fall River to engage in active practice. He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Fall River Medical Society, of which he served as president for one year; also a member and chairman of the city Board of Health. In 1897 he was appointed city physician for a term of three years. This office he resigned in 1898, having been appointed medical examiner for Bristol county by Governor Wolcott. Dr. Buck was married in April, 1896, to Jennie, daughter of Rev. O. T. Lanpher, of Beverly. He is a member of the staff of the Fall River Hospital and visiting physician to the Emergency Hospital.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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