|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1818|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1902|
USMA Class of 1838. Cullum No. 947.
Boston Medical And Surgical Journal
February 6, 1902
John T. Metcalfe, M.D.
Dr. John T. Metcalfe, for many years one of the leading practitioners and most eminent consultants and medical teachers of New York, died at his winter residence in Thomasville, Georgia, on January 30, in his 84th year. He was born in Natchez, Mississippi, was graduated at West Point in 1838, where he had as a classmate General P.T. Beauregard of Louisiana. He served in the army for two years, for the most part in Florida. He then resigned and began the study of medicine, taking his doctor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1843. He spent two years abroad, most of the time at Paris and Edinburgh. On returning home he quickly took and held and that without much apparent effort, a place in the very front rank of medical practitioners in the city of New York. At one-time Dr. T. Gaillard Thomas was associated with him in his practice and subsequently for a time Dr. William M. Polk, the son of his old friend Bishop Polk, the famous fighting Bishop of the South.
For a number of years Dr. Metcalfe was professor of clinical medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and his lectures both at the college and at Bellevue hospital were among the most popular given in New York. While he was idolized by his classes, he was not less beloved and esteemed in the community at large and his genial presence, his delightful humor and rare urbanity of manner, as well as his brilliant professional attainments, will long dwell in the minds of all who knew him.
Some years ago Dr. Metcalfe retired from practice and was made professor emeritus at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and since that time he had spent his summers with his son, captain Henry Metcalfe, near West Point, on the Hudson and his winders at Thomasville, where for many years he had indulged his tastes as an enthusiastic sportsman, tastes which were of material service in maintaining the health of an unusually sensitive and sympathetic nature.
During his professional career Dr. Metcalfe accumulated a large private library, which he donated several years ago the New York Academy of Medicine, of which he was one of the original members. Within the past two years a fine portrait of Dr. Metcalfe was presented to the academy by Dr. T. Gaillard Thomas.
Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy Volume I
John T. Metcalfe
Born Mississippi, Appointed Mississippi
John Thomas Metcalfe: Born July 10, 1818, Natchez, Missippi.
Military History. Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1834 to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieutenant, 3d Artillery, July 1, 1838. Second Lieutenant, Ordnance, July 9, 1838.
Served: in command of Augusta Arsenal, Georgia 1838 and in the Florida War, 1838‑1839, in command of Garey's Ferry Ordnance Depot.
Resigned, May 31, 1840.
Civil History. Graduated in Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1843. Physician near Natchez, Mississippi 1845‑1846 and in New York City, since 1846. Attending Physician to Bellevue Hospital, 1847‑1859 and Consulting Physician since 1859. Inspector of Public Schools, New York side, 1847‑1848. Physician to New York Hospital for Lying‑in Women, 1850‑1860. Consulting Physician to the New York Deaf and Dumb Institution, since 1851,to St. Luke's Hospital, since 1853 and to Children's Nursery and Hospital, 1855‑1860. Attending Physician to the New York City Hospital 1857. Professor of Institutes and Practice of Medicine in the Medical Department of the University of the City of New York, 1856‑1866 and Clinical Medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York 1866. Author of various papers on Medical Science, 1845‑1887.
Civil History. Retired physician, Cold Spring, Putnam County, New York.
Died January 30, 1902, at Thomasville, Georgia: Aged 84.
James Metcalfe (1789 - 1867)
Sarah Williams Baker Metcalfe (1796 - 1876)
Harriet Augusta Colles Metcalfe (1822 - 1863)*
Francis Johnston Metcalfe (____ - 1892)*
James Colles Metcalfe (1846 - 1847)*
Henry Metcalfe (1847 - 1927)*
Mary Gertrude Metcalfe Farragut (1849 - 1896)*
Emile Montrose Metcalfe (1860 - 1864)*
John Thomas Metcalfe (1818 - 1902)
James Wistar Metcalfe (1819 - 1865)*
Orrick Metcalfe (1824 - 1898)*
Henry Laurens Metcalfe (1829 - 1912)*
Cold Spring Cemetery
New York, USA
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