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John Howland


Centurion, 1907–1926

Full Name John Elias Howland

Born 3 February 1873 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 20 June 1926 in London, England

Buried Walpole Village Cemetery, Walpole, New Hampshire

Proposed by Otto T. Bannard and Samuel W. Lambert

Elected 4 May 1907 at age thirty-four

Archivist’s Note: Son of Henry E. Howland; grandson of Jonathan Miller; brother of Charles P. Howland

Century Memorial

Dr. John Howland, son of another well remembered Centurion, Judge Henry Howland, was one of the highest experts in pediatrics and children’s diseases during his long career as surgeon, pathologist and hospital director. In addition to his work as teacher, Dr. Howland was a distinguished laboratory investigator, a close student of disease connected with infant nutrition. He participated in the meetings of medical societies and was active in advancing medical science. He was a member of important committees of the American Medical Association, a leading member of the American Pediatric Society and for twenty-four years had been at the head of that branch of surgical instruction at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Howland contributed to medical literature many important papers based on his laboratory and clinical experience. He was a clear logical thinker and his opinion was unbiased and valuable. He had an attractive personality and was greatly beloved by a large circle of medical friends, who knew him as “the children’s doctor.”

Alexander Dana Noyes
1927 Century Association Yearbook