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George Howard Malcolm Rowe, son of Jonathan and Maria Louisa (Morrison) Rowe, was born February 1, 1841, at Lowell, Massachusetts. He commenced his preparatory studies at Phillips Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, and entered college at the beginning of the Fall term, August 24, 1860.

Immediately after graduating, he commenced the study of medicine at Hartford, Connecticut, being House Pupil at the "Retreat for the Insane.'' He remained until November, 1865, when he went to Boston, Massachusetts, and attended lectures at Harvard Medical School. He continued his studies here until he received his degree of Doctor of Medicine in March, 1868. In May, 1868, he accepted an offer to travel in a professional capacity, and went to Europe for a short trip of three months. Upon his return, he was appointed Assistant Physician at the Boston Lunatic Hospital, where he remained until January, 1869, when he went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as Assistant Physician at the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, which position he held until April, 1869. He next received the appointment of Assistant Superintendent of the Boston Lunatic Hospital, located at South Boston, Massachusetts, which he accepted, and filled with eminent satisfaction, until June, 1879. He was then appointed Superintendent and Resident Physician of the Boston City Hospital, a position which he holds at present. His duties here are very arduous, but that they are satisfactorily performed is attested by the fact of his re-election for three successive terms to such a responsible position.

He has never been engaged in private practice. He is a member of the leading Medical Societies of Boston, and also of the American Public Health Association. On March 5, 1883, he read a very interesting paper before the Boston Society of Medical Observation, on "The Training of Nurses,'' which was published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal of July 5, 1883.

In September and October, 1883, he took a trip for relaxation and pleasure, visiting Baltimore, Washington, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Chicago.

His religious convictions are based on the "Golden Rule" and the "Sermon on the Mount.'' In politics, he is a conservative Republican.

We wish we could add, "He was married,'' etc. ; but truth compels us to say that he has never married. We sincerely hope his case is not a hopeless one.

Source: "Memorialia of the Class of '64 in Dartmouth College" complied by John C. Webster, Shepard & Johnston, Printers, 1884, Chicago

Submitted by Deborah Crowell