Warren, John,1753–1815, American surgeon, b. Roxbury, Mass.; grad. Harvard, 1771; brother of Joseph WarrenWarren, Joseph,
1741–75, political leader in the American Revolution, b. Roxbury, Mass. A Boston physician, he participated in the agitation against the Stamp Act (1765).
..... Click the link for more information. . A leading surgeon of his time in New England, he served in the Revolution and was a founder of the medical school at Harvard, where in 1782 he was appointed professor of anatomy and surgery. His son, John Collins Warren, 1778–1856, b. Boston, grad. Harvard (M.D., 1797), taught (1809–47) at Harvard, serving as dean (1816–19) of the medical school. He was a founder of the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was the first in America to operate on a strangulated hernia and where in 1846 he invited W. T. G. MortonMorton, William Thomas Green,
1819–68, American dentist and physician, b. Charlton, Mass., studied at Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He practiced dentistry in Boston, for a time with Horace Wells, whose unsuccessful demonstration of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, he
..... Click the link for more information. to demonstrate ether anesthesia.