Biography of Dr. George F. Comstock
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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GEORGE F. COMSTOCK, M. D.

GEORGE F. COMSTOCK, M. D., one of the most prominent physicians and surgeons of Saratoga county, was born in the town of Moreau, January 1, 1861, a son of George W. and Harriet 0. (Carr) Comstock.

He is of English ancestry who emigrated from England to America, settling in Providence, R. I. Nathaniel Comstock, grandfather of George F., was the first of the family to reside in New York State, coming here about 1800 and settling in the town of Greenfield. He was one of the pioneers of that section of the county, and during his lifetime was actively engaged in the growth and development of the resources of that region.

George W., his son, was also a resident of Greenfield for many years and a successful agriculturist. Of his marriage to Harriet O. Carr three children were born, Anna F. (deceased), George F. and William F.

George F. Comstock acquired his early education in the district schools of his native town, afterward attending the high school at Saratoga Springs and later the McLaren Institute at Glens Falls, N. Y. In 1880 he began the study of medicine under Dr. James Tomlison of New York city, later entering the College of Physicians and Surgeons, from which he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1883.

During that year he also pursued a special course of study on the heart and lungs under Dr. Alfred L. Lommis at Bellevue Hospital. Subsequent to his graduation he removed to Saratoga Springs, where he has since been continuously engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery, with the exception of the time spent away for the purpose of further study. In 1895 he took a course in surgery at Roosevelt Hospital and the year following a post graduate course at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A thorough and untiring student, possessing a deep love for his profession, Dr. Comstock has rapidly attained to a foremost position among the medical men of this section of New York State. His possession of one of the most extensive practices in Saratoga Springs among the summer guests as well as among the townspeople is an evidence of the appreciation by the public of his professional ability.

Dr. Comstock's success seems to lie in the fact that he is a shrewd diagnostician, and that he knows no fatigue when a severe case calls for his attention and will leave nothing undone which is for the welfare of his patients.

He is a member of the New York Academy of Medicine, the State Medical Association, the County Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He was a member and secretary of the Pension examining board for this district under President Harrison's administration.

December 12, 1883, he married Ella H., daughter of Rev. R. D. Andrews, of Greenfield Center, and they have one son, Carl R. Dr. and Mrs. Comstock are prominent in social and religious life of Saratoga Springs, are members of the First Baptist church, and identified with all projects for the furtherance of the public good.


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