Samuel Warren Abbott

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Samuel Warren Abbott (June 12, 1837 – October 22, 1904) was an American surgeon with an interest in hygiene, born in Woburn, Massachusetts. In 1877, he helped inaugurate the first medical examiner system, in Massachusetts and became the first secretary of Massachusetts' first state board of health from 1886 to 1904.[1]

He attended Phillips Andover Academy and graduated with a Master of Arts degree from Brown University in 1858. He attended Harvard Medical School, graduating in 1862.[1]

Abbott died at his home in Newton, Massachusetts in 1904.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Wikisource-logo.svg Kelly, Howard A.; Burrage, Walter L., eds. (1920). "Abbott, Samuel Warren". American Medical Biographies. Baltimore: The Norman, Remington Company.