GEORGE HOWARD MALCOLM ROWE
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
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
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