R. SAYRE HARNDEN, M. D., was born February 8, 1845, at Port Byron, N. Y. After several years' experience as
a pharmacist and three years' experience in hospital service (during which he was a part of the time giving his
attention to the study of medicine) he had two years of poor health, but continued his medical studies with his
father, Dr. D. D. Harnden, and was graduated from Bellevue hospital medical college, New York city, in March, 1873,
and immediately established himself in practice at Waverly. Dr. Harnden has confined himself strictly to his professional
duties, rejecting all offers of local or political office with the exception of that of health officer for a few
years. He has been prominent in. medical and surgical circles in all parts of the United States. He has written
extensively for medical journals, read many papers upon surgery before medical, surgical and scientific bodies
which have excited general interest and extensive discussion. The doctor is a member of the Medico Legal society
of New York city, and at one time was its vice chairman. He is a member and an ex president of the New York State
Association of Railway Surgeons, is a member and an ex president of the Erie Association of Railway Surgeons (the.
latter embracing all surgeons connected with the Erie railroad from Chicago to New York, including Cincinnati,
Buffalo, Rochester, Cleveland and other points on the Erie system), is a member of the International Association
of Railway Surgeons and a member of its executive committee, of the American Academy of Railroad Surgeons, of the
Elmira (N. Y.) Academy of Medicine, and of the Tioga County Medical Society, of which he was at one time president.
He has long held the position of surgeon to the Erie railroad, and for many years has done a very large surgical
and medical practice, and an extensive consultation practice. He is withal a genial, courteous gentleman, strong
in his friendships and in his hold upon those who. acquire his confidence. He belongs to a family of physicians,
and is related to some of America's eminent ones, among them Drs. H. B. Sands and Lewis A. Sayre, of New York city.
Dr. Harnden himself stands in the highest rank of medical practitioners, and is thoroughly devoted to his profession.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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