Biography of Dr. Frederick G. Trowbridge
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Trowbridge, Frederick G., M. D. - The history of the medical profession of Jefferson county, N Y., would indeed be incomplete were the Trowbridge family omitted. For three consecutive generations they have stood to the head of their profession, alleviating the sufferings of their fellowmen and winning the confidence of those with whom they are brought in contact, by skill in their profession and the purity and simplicity of their lives The grandfather of the subject of the sketch was born in Massachusetts and died in Jefferson county, where he had for fifty-five consecutive years practiced medicine, being one of the charter members of the Jefferson County Medical Society, and a man of sterling integrity. William R., the father of Frederick G., was born in Watertown and early evinced an inclination to follow his fathers profession; after equipping himself for the same he practiced in his native city for forty consecutive years. Frederick G. was born in the city of Watertown. October 30, 1857. After taking a course in the high school he determined to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious ancestors and accordingly read medicine with his father, and was graduated from the Buffalo Medical University with the degree of M. D. in 1883. As his first professional study began in 1874, a period of nine years had thus been devoted to the accumulation of professional knowledge. Few students in this or any other country have given the same time and painstaking care to thoroughly mastering their profession and equipping themselves for their life's work. William R. Trowbridge was a surgeon in the United States army during the late Civil war.

 

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