John Frederick May

Birth: 1812
Death: 1891, May 1
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1812-1891
    Notes: Born at Washington, D.C., 1812. M.D., Columbian College, Washington, 1834; studied at Paris; Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland (Trustee’s School), 1837-39; Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, Columbian College, Washington, 1839; later, Professor of Surgery, Columbian College. Died at Washington, May 1, 1891.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 492
  • Dates: 1837
    Notes: “The Medical Faculty of the University withdraw from under the control of the Trustees and open a Lecture Room at old Indian Queen Hotel (corner Baltimore and Hanover streets), where they remained for two years. The Regents of the Medical University instituted a suit for the recovery of their rights under the original charter. Drs. Fred. May elected Prof. ____?; H. Willes Baxley, Prof. of Anatomy and Physiology; Robt. E. Dorsey, Materia Medica; Wm. R. Fisher, Chemistry; Henry Howard, Obstetrics; M.A. Finly, Prof. ____? By the Board of Trustees of the Medical University. Drs. W.E.A. Aikin, Prof. of Chemistry, and Sam G. Baker, Prof. of Materia Medica in the Medical University, by Regents.”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 36
  • Dates: 1837
    Notes: Faculty of Physic of University of Maryland withdraws from control of Trustees and forms a separate school, occupying the old Indian Queen Hotel, corner Baltimore and Hanover Streets. The Regents institute suit for recovery of their rights under the charter. The Trustees fill the vacancies with a new faculty; Drs. J. F. May, of Washington, H. W. Baxley and others continue the courses.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 695