History of Tufts College, 1854-1896Start, Alaric Bertrand
CHARLES P. THAYER, M. D.
CHARLES PAINE THAYER, son of Samuel W. Thayer, was born in Randolph, Vermont, January 22, 1843.
He was fitted for college in the Burlington High School, and studied for two years in the University of Vermont. He then joined the Thirteenth Vermont Regiment, serving for nine months as hospital steward. After this service he returned to the university and entered the medical department, from which he graduated in June, 1865.
He at once began the practice of medicine in Burlington, where he remained until 1871. In that year he was appointed Surgeon of the Northern Pacific Railroad, and during the next three years he gained an extensive surgical experience among the employees of the road and the Chippewa Indians. He then returned to Burlington, and resumed his practice there.
From 1872 to 1875 he was City Physician of Burlington, and from 1875 to 1878 he was Health Officer. He also served as Examining Physician for the Germania and Vermont Life Insurance Companies, and for the Commercial Travellers' Association. He also published the "Vermont Medical Register," and was Adjunct Professor of Anatomy in the Burlington Medical School.
In 1878 Dr. Thayer came to Boston, where he has since been in general practice. He was Professor of Anatomy and Business Manager of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and was one of the most active workers in establishing the Tufts Medical School, of which he is Secretary as well as Professor of General, Descriptive, and Surgical Anatomy. Dr. Thayer thoroughly enjoys teaching, and has shown himself a most able instructor. He is devoted to the interests of the school, which will always remain indebted to him for the work which he has done in its behalf.
Dr. Thayer is a member of the Vermont State Medical Society; of the Chittendon County Medical Society; of the Burlington Medical and Surgical Club, of which he was at one time President; and of the Massachusetts and Suffolk District Medical Societies. He is an associate editor of the "Atlantic Medical Weekly."
Dr. Thayer is an active Grand Army man, and also belongs to the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, his father having been Surgeon-General of the State of Vermont. He is a Knight Templar and a Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the B. P. 0. Elks, and was the founder of the Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Kappa at the Tufts Medical School.
Published by the Class of 1897. The original contains appendices with a directory of alumni, the college catalog, and the college charter. These were not included in this addition.
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