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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Harold C. Lyman, M. D.

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 799 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Utica is proud to claim as a native son Dr. Harold C. Lyman, one of the most successful of the younger members of the medical profession here. Born on the 5th of July, 1892, he is the son of D. D. and Jennie Lyman of this city. He obtained his early education in the Utica Free Academy, following which he began his preparation for a career in medicine at the New York Homeopathic Medical College and Flower Hospital, graduating in 1917 with the M. D. degree. Returning at once to Utica, he served as an interne in the Utica Homeopathic Hospital until April 11, 1918, when he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the United States army and sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. After six weeks' army experience in this country the young surgeon was sent to France, where he was on duty until long after the conclusion of the World war, sailing for home on July 5, 1919. On the 26th of that month he obtained his discharge, with the rank of captain, and came at once to Utica. Here on the 15th of August, 1919, Dr. Lyman opened an office for the private practice of medicine and surgery and has been in the practice ever since. He is an excellent physician and is kept very busy by the demands of his constantly increasing practice. Dr. Lyman is attending physician at the Utica General Hospital and in January, 1924, was honored by election to the staff of the Utica Homeopathic Hospital as medical director, a most responsible position.

On May 23, 1914, Dr. Lyman was married to Miss Jessie Starbuck of this city. On her mother's side of the family Mrs. Lyman is descended from the Buckingham line, one of the oldest and most distinguished in this section of the state.

As a veteran of the World war with a record of overseas service, Dr. Lyman is, of course, affiliated with the local post of the American Legion. He is president of the Utica Lions Club and also belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. A republican in politics, he supports his party at the polls, but is not otherwise active, finding that the duties of his profession require all of his time and attention. In connection with his medical work the Doctor maintains membership in the New York State Homeopathic Society and the American Institute of Homeopathy and through these connections keeps in touch with the development that is being made in his field of science. Dr. Lyman, in addition to a marked ability in his chosen line of work, possesses a fine personality that wins the confidence of his patients and the general public. His standards, personal and professional, are of the highest and he has manifested in many ways his desire to employ his skill in the service of his fellowman. For him the future is bright with promise.

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