Biography of Herbert H. Nottage
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Nottage, Herbert H., physician and ophthalmologist, was born in Chelsea, Mass., October 1, 1863. He obtained his preparatory education in the schools of his native town, graduating in 1882 with high standing in the sciences. He then entered Harvard Medical College, received his medical degree in 1886, and was then offered a position on the medical staff of the Boston Free Hospital for Women. He was assistant editor for one year of the Annals of Gynaecology, of which Dr. Cushing was editor in chief. Dr. Nottage resigned this position to engage in the general practice of medicine, beginning at Westport. Mass., where he succeeded at once in his profession. In 1895 he became assistact to Dr. Giles of New York, in the Manhattan Eye and Ear Infirmary. Here in the doctor's private practice, at the Demilt Dispensary and in the Post Graduate School be had excellent advantages for advancement in his profession. He next went to London, spending some time in Moorfields Hospital, where as many as 500 cases are treated daily. After returning from England he opened an office in Fall River and was soon thetèafter elected a member of the New England Ophthalmological Society, and the same year was appointed attending surgeon to the Roger Williams Eye, Ear and Throat Infirmary in Providence and for a time filled the appointment by going back and forth between the two cities. Increase of his work at Providence led to his residence there while he still retained the better part of his practice in Fall River. Dr. Nottage has long been a student of oriental philosophy and comparative religions and has followed the development of psychical research. He writes occasionally for medical journals and for "The Christian," edited by Rev. H. L. Hastings. In 1888 he married H. May, daughter of Rev. H. L. Hastings. Of this union are two children: Percy H. and Nathaniel. Dr. Nottage is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Medical Club of Rhode Island, and the Massachusetts Meteorological Society.

From:
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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