Physician And Soldier
John Warren, physician and educator, was about to open his own medical practice in Boston when the Revolutionary War began and he signed up with the Continental Army. After the war he began his practice and also started to give a series of medical lectures on surgery and anatomy in Boston. The lectures were so well received that he and Benjamin Waterhouse established the Harvard Medical School in 1782. They drew up a curriculum and served as the first two professors. Warren was born on this date in 1753 and died in 1815.
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