Biography of Dr. A. Martin Pierce
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Pierce, Dr. A. Martin, son of Otis and Judith Pierce, of New Bedford, Mass., was born March 14, 1852. He was graduated from the High School in New Bedford in 1870. He then entered the office of Dr. Edward Payson Abbe, a leading physician of the city, as a student of medicine. Soon after that he went to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York city, from which he was graduated in 1873. Having passed a competitive examination for a position in Charity Hospital, Blackwell's Island, New York, he served there two years. He then took charge of the Smallpox Hospital, Blackwell's Island, for two months. In January, 1875, he returned to New Bedford and was associated, in the practice of medicine, with Dr. E. P. Abbe until July, 1882. He was appointed physician to the Poor Department of the city in 1878 and 1879. He joined the Massachusetts Medical Society in 1875; in 1895 was chosen its vice president. As a member of the South Bristol Medical Society he has held each of the offices in the gift of the society. He has been on the surgical staff of St. Luke's Hospital of New Bedford since its foundation in 1885. He is at present (1898) president of the local Society for Medical Improvement.

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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