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Johnson, John Waldo, 1856-1914
John Waldo Johnson (1856-1914) was the first Treasurer and one of seven original members of the Tufts College Medical School. He served as the first professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Johnson was born on June 14, 1856 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He attended Framingham Academy and Harvard Medical School, graduating in 1877.From 1880 until 1914, he maintained a practice in Boston, which included a private hospital for obstetrical and gynecological patients. He joined the Tufts College Medical School faculty as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, along with serving as treasurer of the school at its founding in 1893.Johnson was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Boston Gynecological Society, and the Mercantile Library Association. He also belonged to several fraternal and Scottish organizations. He died in Boston in 1914.
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