Biography of Dr. William E. Swan
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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Swan, William E., M. D., post-office Saratoga Springs, was born at Albion, Orleans county, N. Y., September 13, 1866, and received his literary education in the public schools of Saratoga Springs and at Yates Academy. He entered the office of Dr. Grant as a medical student in 1886, and in 1887 began his studies in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York city, from which he was graduated in the class of 1890. In the same year he returned to Saratoga; was associated with Dr. Grant for one year, and subsequently opened an office for himself at No. 24 Woodlawn avenue, where he continued until 1895, gaining a lucrative practice. In January, 1896, Dr. Swan went to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, and began a course of post-graduate work. In the spring of 1896 he was appointed to the position of Assistant Resident Gyneacologist and served under Prof. Howard A. Kelly until July, 1897, when he returned to Saratoga and resumed the practice of his profession during the summer. In October, 1897, Dr. Swan sailed to Germany and spent the winter in special studies at Munich, giving particular attention to surgery and the diseases of women, under Professors Winekie and Klein. He afterwards visited the various clinics of Vienna, Berlin and Leipsic, and spent two months under Professor Leopold at Dresden. While in Germany he spent considerable time traveling, visiting Carlsbad and making a careful study of the therapeutic uses of the water in that celebrated resort. He returned to Saratoga Springs in July, 1898, and resumed the practice of his profession, devoting much of his time to the special practice of surgery. Dr. Swan is a member of the New York State Medical Association; Alumni of the College of Physicians and Surgeons; Johns Hopkins Hospital Graduate Club; Albany Medical Society; and the Medical Society of Saratoga Springs.


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