Biography of Martin Cavana
Madison County, NY Biographies





Cavana, Martin, a physician and surgeon of more than local reputation, and a practitioner in Oneida village since 1875, was born at Marcy N Y. February 24, 1849, a son of M. P. and Mary (Hughes) Cavana, and grandson of Martin Cavana. He was educated at Whitestown Seminary, and the University of Michigan, and began the study of medicine at Holland Patent, N. Y., under Norton Wolcott, M. D. Later he attended two regular courses and one preliminary course of lectures at Ann Arbor, Michigan, and at Bellevue Hospital Medical College of New York city, where he was graduated M. D. in February, 1872. In the winter of 1892-93 he took a post graduate course in operative gynecology at the New York Post Graduate College. Dr. Cavana commenced practice at Oneida Castle in May. 1872, and three years later removed to Oneida where he has practiced nearly a quarter of a century. He is a member of the New York State Medical Association, and an ex member of its council; New York State Association of Railway Surgeons, its secretary in 1892 and 1893, and its president in 1894; National Association of Railway Surgeons; American Academy of Railway Surgeons; Medico Legal Society of New York; ex member of United States Board of Pension Surgeons; and Surgeon of the New York, Ontario & Western Railroad, northern division. He has served as captain of the Oneida Battery, Light Artillery, for several years; as chairman of the Madison County Republican Committee, and on the village board of Police and Fire Commissioners. He is a member of the Republican Club of the City of New York; the Oneida Chamber of Commerce, and a thirty second degree Mason. In 1890 Dr. Cavana established the Oneida Private Hospital at Oneida, and the Oneida Sanitarium at Sylvan Beach, of both institutions of which he is proprietor and manager. He has gained a wide reputation in the medical world as an expert in gynecological surgery. He married, June 5, 1872, Miss Sarah J. Robinson of Holland Patent, N. Y. Their only child, Martin Cavana, Br., aged seventeen years, died in 1894.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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