Biography of Horace Clark


Clark, Horace (Harv.), A. B., M. D., Buffalo, is the son of Lemuel B. Clark and a grandson of Horace Clark, whose family arms and crest date from the year 1612. He was born in Buffalo, N. Y., November 4, 1862, began his education in a private school in New York city, and in 1882 entered Columbia College of Mines, being elected a member of Psi U. Two years later he prepared for Harvard and was graduated from that institution in 1885, with membership in the Institute of 1770 and Hasty Pudding Club. He then entered Harvard University Medical School of Boston and was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1888. While at Columbia and Harvard Dr. Clark rowed with his class crews and was a prominent participant in general athletics. Upon graduating he became connected with the Boston Lyingin and General Hospitals and a fellow of the Massachusetts and Boylston Medical Society, and in the same year (1888) went to Germany, where he familiarized himself with the German language, remaining a year and a half; meantime he took a special course in laryngology and rhinology in Vienna, holding several assistantships. In November, 1889, be returned and began active practice in New York city, and held a faculty appointment as assistant surgeon in the throat division of the medical department of Columbia College. Two years later he again went abroad and was a student in the private laboratory of Professors Arnold and Obersteiner until June, 1892, when he returned to America and located in Buffalo, where he has practiced his profession. He was attending surgeon at the Charity Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital for one and one-half years, and is a member of the Buffalo Academy of Medicine, the Erie County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Association, the New York County Medical Society, the American Academy of Medicine, and the Harvard Alumni and Laryngological Associations. He is also consulting laryngologist to the Lexington Heights Hospital. He has written and published a number of papers on surgical subjects, particularly on those relating to his special practice. September 25, 1895, he married Myra May Sefton, of Pittsburg, Pa.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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