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Dr John Warren

Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Warren, Jr. and Mary Warren
Husband of Abigail Warren
Father of Dr. John Collins Warren
Brother of Major General Dr. Joseph Warren, III and Ebenezer Warren

Occupation: Continental Army Surgeon
Managed by: James Addison Goux
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About Dr John Warren

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  1. One of three doctors that founded Harvard Medical School.
  2. John Warren (July 27, 1753 – April 4, 1815) was a Continental Army surgeon during the American Revolutionary War, founder of the Harvard Medical School and the younger brother of Joseph Warren.
  3. Warren joined Colonel Pickering's Regiment in 1773 as an army surgeon. On June 17, 1775, he was in Cambridge tending to the wounded coming in from the Battle of Bunker Hill on Breed's Hill over four miles away. Worried about his brother, who had joined the fighting and died, Warren went to search for him after the battle was over.

After his brother's death, Warren volunteered for service and was made a senior surgeon at the hospital in Cambridge. He became surgeon of the general hospital on Long Island in 1776 during General Washington's defense there. He also served at the Battle of Trenton and the Battle of Princeton.

  1. Warren returned to Boston in 1777 to continue his medical practices while still serving as a military surgeon in the army hospital there.
  2. Warren was married to the daughter of Rhode Island Governor John Collins. His son, Dr John Collins Warren succeeded him as professor of surgery and anatomy.
  3. He was a character in Esther Forbes' 1943 novel Johnny Tremain.

reference works

see page 13 of Meanderings in New Jersey's Medical History

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Dr John Warren's Timeline

July 27, 1753
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
August 1, 1778
Age 25
Boston, Sufffolk, Massachusetts, United States
April 4, 1815
Age 61
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
- 1771
Harvard College
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States