Like Father, Like Son
John Collins Warren's father, John Warren, founded the Harvard Medical School in 1782, so it was natural that his son would enroll there. John C. Warren graduated in 1797 and, after studying medicine abroad, joined his father's practice in Boston. He went on to become an associate professor of anatomy and surgery at Harvard and then the dean of the medical school. He was a co-founder of the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1821 and, as its first surgeon, was considered the leading surgeon of his day. Warren was born on this date in 1778 and died in 1856.
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