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Robert Ware
An 1856 graduate of Harvard Medical School and son of faculty member, John Ware (1795-1864), Robert Ware was an inspector with the United States Sanitary Commission and later a surgeon with the 44th Massachusetts Volunteers.

Robert Ware died of…

Franz Joseph Gall, Dr. der Arzneykunst zu Wien
A controversial figure even in his own lifetime, Viennese physician Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) may properly be considered the father of phrenology, although Gall himself never used that term, and phrenology as we think of it was far removed from…

Samuel Hahnemann, M.D.
Samuel Hahnemann, M.D. geb. d. 10 April, 1755. A portrait of Samuel Hahnemann, the author of Organon der rationellen Heilkunde, a fundamental text for the homeopathic movement.

William J. Dale
A portrait of Brigadier-General William J. Dale, the Surgeon-General of Massachusetts who refused to approve the appointment of homeopath Henry Perkins Shattuck (1844-1902), an 1866 graduate of Harvard Medical School, who was appointed Medical…

Samuel Augustus Fisk
Picture of Samuel Augustus Fisk, the president of the Massachusetts Medical Society during the trial and expulsion of homeopathy practitioners in 1871.

Portrait of John Clark
Born and educated in England, John Clark (1598?-1664) then emigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts, where he was known for his work in lithotomy and said to be the first educated physician to reside in New England. He settled in Boston in 1650 and…

Arthur T. Cabot
Dr. Arthur T. Cabot (1852-1912) was the first curator of the Dental Museum, serving from 1879 to 1881.

Adelbert Fernald
The Museum's fourth curator, Dr. Adelbert Fernald (1871-1958), was in office from 1922 until his retirement in 1936 .

Thomas Fillebrown
Dr. Thomas Fillebrown (1836-1908) was a member of the first class to graduate from the Harvard Dental School and later held the professorship of Operative Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He was an ardent supporter of the Dental Museum and donated many…

Gregory “Goody” Pincus
Pincus is among the leaders at the International Growth Symposium at Purdue University. (Left to right: Dr. Gregory Pincus, President Frederick L. Houde, Dr. T.H. Jukes, and Dr. K. Knobil.)

John Collins Warren
One of the most renowned American surgeons of the 19th century, Dr. John Collins Warren (born on August 1, 1778) graduated from Harvard College in 1797, then began the study of medicine with his father, Dr. John Warren. In 1799, he went abroad,…

Benjamin Waterhouse
This portrait of Waterhouse at the age of 79, attributed to American artist Rembrandt Peale, was on display at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876.

Recipients of Harvard University honorary degrees
SEATED: Composer Virgil Thomas, Boston College President J. Donald Monan, missionary Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Dr. Maxwell Finland, and zoologist Sir Peter Medawar. STANDING: Chemist John Charles Polanyi, Harvard Corporation member Francis Hardon…

Dr. John Warren (1753-1815)
Surgeon and educator John Warren was born on July 27, 1753, the son of a Roxbury farmer. He attended Harvard College, graduating in 1771. After studying medicine with his older brother, Joseph Warren (1741-1775), he removed to Salem to work alongside…

Dr. John Collins Warren (1778-1856)
One of the most renowned American surgeons of the 19th century, Dr. John Collins Warren (born on August 1, 1778) graduated from Harvard College in 1797, then began the study of medicine with his father, Dr. John Warren. In 1799, he went abroad,…

Dr. J. Mason Warren (1811-1867)
The third generation of the Warrens associated with Harvard Medical School was represented by Jonathan Mason Warren. Born on February 5, 1811, the fourth child and third son of Dr. John Collins Warren, J. Mason Warren entered Harvard College in 1827,…

Dr. John Warren (1874-1928)
The great-great-grandson and namesake of John Warren, born September 6, 1874, continued the family practice of studying medicine at Harvard, taking his degree in 1900. He did not practice medicine and broke with the long tradition of surgery,…

George H. Monks (1853-1933)
Dr. George H. Monks, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, lectured on surgery at the medical school and taught pathology and surgery at the Harvard Dental School. He published on carcinoma of the appendix, fractures of the…

John Gorham
Dr. Gorham was a son-in-law of John Warren and succeeded Aaron Dexter to the Erving professorship of chemistry and materia medica at Harvard in 1816. He was also an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery. John Gorham held the…

George Hayward
Dr. George Hayward was Harvard's first professor of the principles of surgery and clinical surgery. In 1846, he performed the second public surgical operation utilizing ether anesthesia, and then the first major amputation. In addition to being a…

John Ware
Dr. John Ware followed James Jackson in the Harvard professorship of the theory and practice of physic. He was an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the first editor of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal and one of…

Walter Channing
Dr. Walter Channing, Harvard's first professor of obstetrics and medical jurisprudence, was also Dean of the Medical School for over a quarter of a century. He promoted the use of ether anaesthesia in childbirth and was one of the founders and…

Jacob Bigelow
Dr. Jacob Bigelow held the professorship of materia medica at Harvard and was instrumental in publication of the first edition of the Pharmacopoeia of the United States in 1820. He was also the founder of the Mount Auburn Cemetery in…

Enoch Hale
After graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1813, Dr. Enoch Hale held positions as a district physician to the Boston Dispensary and a visiting physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Enoch Hale was a Trustee of the Boston Medical Library…

Photograph of Frank W. Draper by J. E. Purdy, circa 1900.
A photograph of Frank W. Draper by J. E. Purdy

Sir William Osler.
Mounted photograph of Sir William Osler, inscribed to Henry Rouse Viets, January 26, 1917.

Sir William Osler in his library at 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford.
Photograph of Sir William Osler in his library at 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, standing at fireplace before portraits of Thomas Linacre, William Harvey, and Thomas Sydenham.

Louis Agassiz
Photograph of Louis Agassiz.

Louis Agassiz
A photograph of Louis Agassiz before a blackboard.

Photograph of W. T. G. Morton.
Photograph of W. T. G. Morton.

"Michael Faraday,  D.C.L., F.R.S."
Line engraving after Henry Anelay.
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