Biography of Dr. John Winslow
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Winslow, John, A.M., M. D., was born at Lynn, Mass., March 14, 1836, of colonial ancestry, being the sixth in direct descent from Kennel Winslow, a brother of Edward, the first governor of Plymouth Colony. His early life was spent in his native State and in Maine. He was prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy for Harvard College, where he was graduated in arts in 1859. After teaching two years he began the study of medicine at the Harvard School in Boston. His course there was interrupted in 1862 by the demand for surgical work in our civil war; and to this service the next three years were devoted, he being on duty the most of that time as acting assistant surgeon, U. S. army, at Mount Pleasant General Hospital, Washington, D. C. At the close of the war, refusing an army commission, he resumed medical study in New York, taking the degree of M.D. in 1866, at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and the next year an ad eundem degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Two years more were spent in the hospitals of Boston and New York. Engaging in practice in the latter city he was for several years attending physician to the outdoor department of Bellevue Hospital, assistant sanitary inspector of the City Board of Health, and demonstrator of anatomy at the Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary. For the seven years of his residence in the city he was on the editorial staff of the Medical Record. His health failing front overwork, in 1872 he came to Ithaca, where he has since followed general practice. He has been a number of times elected president of the Tompkins County Medical Society. In 1882 he married Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton Bishop, who had then a daughter of four years. Two sons have since been born to them.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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