Biography of Dr. R. Brinsmade Bontecou
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Bontecou, R. Brinsmade, M. D., was born at Harwood General Hospital at Washington, D. C., December 1, 1864, where his father, Dr. Reed B. Bontecou, at the time had charge of 3,000 wounded soldiers. In 1883 he entered Williams College where he remained one year, and afterwards entered Harvard University where he was for one year; subsequently he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York city where hem was graduated in 1889. He then began practice in Troy where, with the exception of about six months, he since has continued. He has been president and secretary of the Rensselaer County Medical Society; was a delegate to and is now a permanent member of the New York State Medical Society; is a member of the Medical Association of Troy and Vicinity; one of the governors and surgeon of the Marshall Infirmary; secretary of the Pension Board, and a member of the Troy Scientific Association. He was one of the medical sanitary inspectors during the cholera scare in 1893, and belongs to the Arba Reed Steamer Company. In 1890 he married Dula May Vail of East Marion, Long Island, by whom he has two children, Susan May and Louise Cluett.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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