Biography of Dr. William N. Swift
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Swift, William Nye, M.D., son of William C. N. and Eliza (Perry) Swift, was born in New Bedford, August 1, 1854. He attended the New Bedford Friends' Academy, prepared for college at Phillips Exeter Academy, and was graduated from Harvard in 1877 with the degree A. B. He attended the Harvard Medical School and was graduated M. D. in the class of 1881, having been previously house officer in the Massachusetts General Hospital at Boston. For the purpose of observation in the hospitals and further study, he now went to Vienna, Austria, where he spent parts of two years. Dr. Swift settled in New Bedford and began his present practice in 1883 where he served for several years as physician to the Board of Health and is visiting surgeon to St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Swift spent the winter of 1886-7 in Berlin, studying diseases of women. He is a member of the American Academy of Medicine and the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr. Swift is descended from old Puritan stock, and it is an interesting fact that his grandfather, Ebenezer Perry, practiced medicine in New Bedford in the early days, having a brother, Samuel Perry, who practiced at the same time in Acushnet. The father of these brothers, Dr. Samuel Perry, practiced in this section, which was then Dartmouth. Dr. Swift married Anna, daughter of Francis Hathaway of New Bedford, and they have three children: Hester W., Francis H. and Henry.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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