Plymouth County Biographies

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Dr. Paul Louis Nichols

Plymouth District Medical Society-The first president of the Plymouth District Medical Society, Dr. Paul Louis Nichols of Kingston-which, by the way, was the home of the first physician in what is now Plymouth County, Dr. Samuel Fuller of the "Mayflower"-was born in Cohasset, September 24, 1788 He remained president of the society until 1867. He practiced in Kingston more than fifty-five years and during that time never left his practice, except to attend the Massachusetts Medical Society's annual meetings and one visit of a week in New York. His death came after he had attained the age of an octogenarian.

Source: "History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties Massachusetts; Volume I" by Elroy S. Thompson. Pub. 1928. Page 129