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physician , naval officer.

John Harper, American physician, naval officer. Fellow American Medical Association, American College of Physicians.


Harper, John was born on August 15, 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James and Mary Emma (Patterson) Harper.


Graduate Central High School, Philadelphia, 1907. Graduate in Pharmacy, Medi-co-Chirurgical College, Philadelphia, 1909, Doctor of Medicine 1913. Graduated from the United States Naval Medical School, Washington, District of Columbia, 1916.


Commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade) Medical Corps United States Navy, 1916. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, 1945. Teacher pathology and medical zoölogy, United States Naval Medical School, 1919-1923.

Chief of medical service and in charge Municipal Hospital, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 1923-1925. Former director labs., United States Naval Medical school and professor preventive medicine and teacher medical zoölogy, George Washington University. Later in charge div. of publications, Bureau Medicine and Surgery, United States Navy, editor Naval Medical Bulletin.

Chief Medical Service, United States Naval Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia. General inspector and chief of research division, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Department. District medical officer, 3d Naval District, staff commander Eastern Sea Frontier.


Fellow American Medical Association, American College of Physicians.


Married Henrietta Elizabeth Berens, June 2, 1921. Children: John Henry Robert, Richard Harris, James Robert, Mary Elizabeth.

James Harper

Mary Emma (Patterson) Harper

Henrietta Elizabeth Berens

John Henry Robert Harper

Richard Harris Harper

James Robert Harper

Mary Elizabeth Harper