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           Robert Nathaniel Mason     
(1879-     )

   Physician and surgeon; b., North Conway, N.H., April  26, 1879; s.   Mahlon  Lee    and   Ellen  (McRoberts) Mason (great-great-grandson of   Capt. Nathaniel  Hutchins  of  French  and  Indian   and Revolutionary war fame.


Ed.  under  his mother's tutelage till nearly ten  years  of age;  Pierce grammar school, Brookline,  Mass., private   study in Germany, Bridgton, Me., high school,  Phillips Andover Academy, 1893, Yale University, A.B. 1897 (with honors), Harvard Medical School, M.D. 1901; was a summer reporter for the  Boston  Herald and other  papers in  boyhood,   and  a  clerk in  the Sunset House,  his  father's hotel, in  vacation, while  at  Yale  and   Harvard;     Episcopalian (vestryman,   Christ  Church,     North  Conway); Republican;  commenced  professional practice in Boston, at  the "Marlboro",  on Marlboro St., in the   fall   after  graduation;  pursued  general practice four years, after that specializing in obstetrics  and   gynecology;     assistant   in Obstetrics  and Gynecology,  Harvard University Medical School; First Ass't  Visiting Physician, Boston  Lying-in   Hospital;  has  carried  out important  original    investigations   in    the Laboratory  for   Surgical  Research  of Harvard Medical  School;  frequent   contributor  to the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal; member Beta Theta Pi fraternity,  Yale, Mass.  Medical Soc., Mass. Medical Benevolent Society,   Boston Medial Library, Obstetrical Soc.  of Boston, American Medical Ass'n,   American  College  of Surgeons, Ass'n of Military Surgeons of U.S.,   Union  Boat Club; member of the first military instruction camp, at Plattsburg, N.Y, in the summer of 1915; received commission as lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps of the U.S. Army, Oct.  12,  1916; commissioned as captain in the Medical Section of the  Officers'  Reserve  Corps, Dec.  7,   1917; assigned to active  duty  at Camp Greenleaf, Ft. Oglethorpe,   GA.,  Jan. 10,  1918,  serving  as instructor  in    surgery;  ordered  by  the  War Department to Rockefeller   Institute, New  York, for a  further  course in   medical    Research; assigned to the Division of Surgery, for foreign service, at Base Hospital Fifty-one;


m., Aug.31, 1911, Eunice Ireland,  dau. Rev. Warren Rasselas Ireland, Winchester, Mass,; two children, Charity Adeline, b. May 21, 1913; and Mahlon Rasselas, b. April 6, 1915. Office and  residence, 483 Beacon St., Boston; summer home, North Conway.


Page vii   (Addenda and Errata)


Mason, Nathaniel Robert, page 198, chief of staff Base Hospital 51, Toul France, 1918; recommended for promotion to major, and commission made out when the armistice was signed.



edited and compiled by Henry Harrison Metcalf,
copyright 1919
Page 198-199

*This has been contributed by Mr. Mason's Granddaughter Ellen McGrath







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