Source: Our County and Its People
Source type: book
Document type: article
Document title: “[Putnam, James Wright]”
Editor(s): White, Truman C.
Volume number: 2
Publisher: Boston History Company
Place of publication: none given
Year of publication: 1898
|“[Putnam, James Wright].” Our County and Its People. Ed. Truman C. White. Vol. 2. [n.p.]: Boston History, 1898: part 3, p. 48.|
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|James W. Putnam; Czolgosz physicians.|
|George N. Burwell; James O. Putnam; James W. Putnam; Kate Wright Putnam.|
|From title page: Our County and Its People: A Descriptive Work on Erie County, New York.|
[Putnam, James Wright]
Putnam, James Wright, M. D., Buffalo, son of James O. and Kate (Wright) Putnam, was born in Fredonia, N. Y., June 16, 1860. When he was but a child he removed with his parents to Buffalo, where he has since resided. He obtained his early education at the Buffalo schools and was graduated from the Buffalo High School in 1879. He then began the study of medicine in the University of Buffalo and graduated in 1882. He began the practice of his profession with Dr. George N. Burwell. In 1887 he visited Europe and made a special study of mental and nervous diseases in the great medical centers of Berlin, Paris, Vienna and London for two years. In 1889 he returned to Buffalo and began the special treatment of nervous and mental diseases. He was professor of nervous diseases in the University of Buffalo, 1889, and lecturer in psychology in the Buffalo School of Pedagogy, 1895; was elected a Fellow of the American Neurological Association in 1892; is an associate editor of the Buffalo Medical Journal, and is frequently called to testify as an expert in important criminal and civil trials on questions of insanity.