American Medical Biographies/Bond, Henry
Bond, Henry (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. His ancestors came from Bury St. Edmunds, England, and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1650, where they lived for several generations. His father was Henry Manuel Bond, farmer, and his mother the eldest daughter of Captain Phineas Stearns, both of Watertown; the grandfather was Colonel William Bond of the Revolutionary Army.
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.