Dr. John Jeffries

1876 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
a distinguished physician and surgeon in his native town of Boston, both before and after the revolutionary war, having during this latter period served in the medical department of his majesty's forces as surgeon and medical purveyor. The Neiv England MedicalJournal of January, 1820, contains an interesting sketch of his life. The late Dr. Jeffries was born March 23, 1796, at his father's mansion-house in Tremont Street. He was the third son named John, and the seventh child by second marriage
more » ... by second marriage to an English latly named Hannah Hunt, six years after his father's final return to, and settlement in practice again in, his native town of Boston. He went to Harvard College at fifteen years of age, and was graduated in the class of 1815, which contained a number of eminent men, some of whom still survive their classmate. The medical men of his class were Drs. forth Phipps Wight. Three years later he received the degree of Master of-Arts from Harvard, and March, 1819, the degree of Doctor in Medicine, having studied with his father and been a pupil of those whose names are attached to his medical diploma, -Drs.
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