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William Seaman Bainbridge

Bainbridge, William Seaman, physician and surgeon; born in Providence, R. I., Feb. 17, 1870; son of William Folwell and Lucy Elizabeth (Seaman) Bainbridge. He was educated at the Mohegan Lake School at Peekskill, N. Y., and he received the degree of A.M. from Shurtleff College, and M.S. from Washington and Jefferson; was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York (Medical Department of Columbia University) with the degree of M.D. in 1896. 

In June, 1907, the Western University of Pennsylvania conferred upon him the degree of Sc.D. He was for over two years on the house staff of the Presbyterian Hospital of New York City, and later was physician of the Sloane Maternity Hospital. He was a graduate student of Columbia University, for one winter, in bacteriology, and has been abroad seven times, several times professionally, and twice to study. In all he has spent about four years abroad, part of the time in China, Japan and India. He was quiz-master at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1894-1896, and he volunteered as surgeon in the Spanish-American War, but did not see any active service.

He was formerly for years adjunct professor of gynecology at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital; and is now surgeon and gynecologist to the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital; attending surgeon to the New York City Children's Hospitals and Schools; is clinical professor of surgery, New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital; consulting gynecologist to St. Andrew's Convalescent Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, Jamaica, Long Island, and consulting surgeon to the Manhattan State Hospital, Ward's Island, and to the New York Home for Dependent Crippled Children; associate surgeon Woman's Hospital. Dr. Bainbridge, when a student, was graduated as senior captain from the Mohegan Lake School served one year in Cadet Company of the Thirteenth Regiment, National Guard of the State of New York, years ago; and was for a time surgeon-general, with the rank of brigadier-general, of the Boys' Brigade of America. He is now Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Navy Reserve Corps.

 He was given the first New York State appointment as Assistant Surgeon in the newly created Medical Reserve Corps for the United States Navy, with the rank of Junior-Lieutenant. He is a member of the Delta Epsilon fraternity, of the American Medical Association, of the New York Academy of Medicine, New York State Medical Society, Greater New York Medical Association. 

Alumni Societies of the Presbyterian Hospital and Sloane Maternity Hospital, etc., and was honorary president of the Heidelberg Congress on Cancer, held in September, 1907. He has been an extensive contributor to medical and scientific literature, and is author of: Life's Day; Guide Posts and Danger Signals in Health ; Our Unseen Foes, a work on bacteriology, and The Growing Years (both based on lectures delivered at Chautauqua, and populo-scientific in character); also of a Compend of Operative Gynecology, published by the Grafton Press, New York City, and many scientific papers. Dr. Bainbridge is a bachelor, and member of the Quill and Students' Club. Address: (summer) Hotel Athemaeum, Chautauqua, N.Y.; (winter) 34 Gramercy Place, New York City.

Source: Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.

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