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 Samuel B. Ward, M.D.

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WARD, SAMUEL BALDWIN, Albany, N. Y., son of L. B. Ward, of Morristow n, N. Y-, and of Al»by I>wight (Partridge) Ward, Hatfield, Mass., was born in New York city, June 8:h, 1842. He was educated in the private schools of New York and at Columbia college., New York, and pursued his medical studies at the college of phys.and surg., New York city, and the med. dep't of Georgetown college., Washington, D. C. He received his degree of А. В., l86l, A. M., 1864, and M. D., 1864, and settled first in New York, but removed to Albany in 1876.

He is a member of the Northwest med. and surg. soc., was its secretary in 1874-75-76; of the Albany со. med. soc. ; and of various med. socs,. in New York city. He has contributed an article on the " Sphygmograph and its Uses," to the Л'ао York Aledical Record, vol. iii., p. 385; one on "Embolism of the Arteries of the Extremities," Л'ет York Medical Journal, vol. xix., p. 257; and several translations, histories of cases, etc., etc. He has held the position of prof, of anatomy, and subsequently of surgery, in the'woman's med. coll. of the New York infirmary ; and is now prof, of surgery in Albany med. coll.

In 1862 he was acting med. cadet U. S. army; in 1863 acting ass't surg. U. S. army; and in 1864 ass't surg. U. S. vols.

In October, 1871, he married Nina N., daughter of William A. Wheeler, Esq., of New York city.

Dr. Samuel B. Ward, Ex-President of the New York State Medical Society  died at age 73 in Albany, N.Y.

Dr. Samuel B. Ward during a part of 1862 was in the service of the Sanitary Commission on transports of sick to northern ports. In September of that year he became, by contract with the Medical Director of the Department of Washington, acting Medical Cadet, and afterward acting Assistant Surgeon. Having obtained his degree in medicine, he was appointed, after examination, Assistant Surgeon, New York Volunteers, by President Lincoln, and served till the close of the war. He has been connected with the National Guard since 1872, being now surgeon of the Ninth Brigade. He came to Albany in 1876, and has since been one of the faculty of the Medical College and connected with the hospitals.

He was born in New York City, June 8, 1842, graduated from Columbia College in 1861.  That year and the following year he attended a course of lectures at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and in the second year of the Civil War, was appointed a medical cadet in the Union Army.  He later graduated from Georgetown University Medical Department in 1864 with a degree of A. M.   Later Union University conferred the degree of Ph. D. in 1964.

After the War, Dr. Ward spent a year in study in Europe and returning too up the practice of his profession in New York City.  He was a professor of Anatomy and Surgery at the Women's Medical College of the New York Infirmary.  In 1876, Dr. Ward came to Albany to continue his practice.  He was a member of the faculty of the Albany Medical College for nearly forty years.

(The personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or may not be completely documented)


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