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Bond, Henry, 1790-1859



  • Existence: 1790 - 1859

Henry Bond of Philadelphia, physician and genealogist, was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, March 21, 1790, and was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1813, being a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and from Dartmouth Medical School in 1817. After practising two years in Concord, New Hampshire, he went to Philadelphia in 1819, where he practised medicine for over forty years. He was a fellow of the College of Physicians and was its secretary for eleven years and he was president of the Philadelphia board of health for several years.

Dr. Bond was the author of a work called "Watertown Family Memorials," two large volumes, giving the personal history of New England families, published in Boston, 1856; he published in the Transactions of the College of Physicians in 1828 a monograph on foreign bodies in the esophagus and how to remove them, with a description of his esophagus forceps. He died from heart disease in Philadelphia, May 4, 1859.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Bond letter

Mss 817505
Identifier: Mss 817505
Overview In English.

Henry Bond letter

Mss 813411
Identifier: Mss 813411
Scope and Contents Two-page letter from Henry Bond at Dartmouth College to Nathaniel Wright, asking his friend to investigate possibilities for studying law. Mentions examinations, news of classmates, seven have been inititated into Phi Beta Kappa, seven have joined Social Friends. Dr, Nathan Smith is rumoured to have decided to move to New Haven.