Biography of Dr. William B. Putnam
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Putnam, William B., M.D., one of the leading physicians of Hoosick Falls, was born in Putnam, Ontario county, in 1855, a place named in honor of his father, Thomas Putnam, who was a magistrate of that county. His family is of English ancestry; his grandfather served as a lieutenant in a New Hampshire regiment at Bunker Hill; his mother was Nancy Harris and grandniece of General Herkimer. He left his native place at sixteen, and having decided on the medical profession as his life work, entered in 1872 the class of '76 at Toronto University, but entered Brantford Institute for two years before completing his course at the former school. In 1875 he went to Cleveland, O., and entered the homceopathic college there, graduating in 1878 and at once began practice here, where he has resided for seventeen years. He has enjoyed a successful practice from the first. Dr. Putnam, determined to profit by an opportunity presented to acquire such knowledge as he desired, went to Europe in 1885 and there pursued his investigations, making a specialty of pulmonary affections.

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


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