Thomas L. Murphy

Birth: ?
Death: ?
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

US Census

Year Occupation County Ward/District Post Office Page
1850 physician Baltimore City 3 319

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1842 T.L. Murphy doctor port of Baltimore; dwelling: 69 Bond st. Baltimore City
1829 Thomas L. Murphy M.D. Caroline, south of Pratt St. Baltimore City
1822-1823 Thomas Murphy M.D. 5 Alisana, FP Baltimore City
1833 Thom. L. Murphy doctor 15 Caroline Row Caroline St. Baltimore City
1827 Thomas Murphy M.D. Caroline west side south of E Pratt Baltimore City
1824 Thomas L. Murphy M.D. Bond, west side south fo Alisanna, FP Baltimore City
1831 Thomas Murphy doctor Caroline row Caroline St Baltimore City
1831 Thomas Murphy apothecary 67 Bond Baltimore City
1843 Thomas L. Murphy doctor 88 Gough St. Baltimore City
1853-1854 Thomas L. Murphy doctor 88 Gough St. Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: ?-?
    Notes: Born at Baltimore. M.D., University of Maryland, 1819; Physician to the Hibernian Society; Edited Republican and Argus; performed the first ovariotomy at Baltimore, in 1848, on a Mrs. Reeside, a teacher in the public schools. She continued to teach after that for thirty years. The operation was done in South Baltimore. Shortly after, Dr. Murphy retired from practice and spent the remainder of his life in Cecil County, marrying the mother of Senator Cresswell; left no children. He never operated a second time. Died at Port Deposit, M.d. (Dr. John Morris). See lists of 1848 and 1853.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 514
  • Dates: 1820
    Notes: “Physicians attending yellow fever in Baltimore, 1819-20, were: Allender (Jos.); Alexander (Ashton); Baker (Sam.); Brevitt (Jos.); Clark (M.D.); Clendinen (Wm. Haslett and Alexander); Diffenderfer (Mich.); Dunan (L.M.); Dorsey (Robt. E.); Dorsey (Henry); Ealer (Peter); Elbert; Gillingham (Ezra); Giraud (J.J.); Hall (R.W.); Henderson (Josiah); Jennings (Sam. K.); Johnstone (Henry); Martin (S.B.); Macauly (P.); O’Connor (John); Owen (John); Page (James); Potter (N.); Reese (D.M.); Stewart (W.A.); Smith (Jas.); Taylor (J.B.); Murphy (Thos. L.); Caldwell (J.B.); Readell.

    Of the noble exertions of these men the Mayor says: ‘In adverting to this calamity I should commit an act of injustice were I to omit to notice the humane and magnanimous exertions of those medical gentlemen residing in or near the vicinity of the infected district, and those who extended their assistance when the disease had attained its greatest extent and malignity; some time previous to which period, the more wealthy of our citizens and their families from within the district had removed, and very few remained except those who, by their deprivation of their means of support or from extreme indigence were able to afford but little prospect to the physician of pecuniary renumeration, equal to that which he might actually be called upon to expend from his own means on this account. They still perservered and attended indiscriminately all, the rich and poor, suffering no consideration to deter them from the indulgence of their philanthropic feelings. As the cases multiplied the calls upon them increased, and their natural rest was destroyed and their anxieties strained to such a pitch that their own lives appeared likely to become a sacrifice to their disinterested zeal.’ (Mayor Johnson’s Rep. In Doc. of this Ep., pp. 179-80).”
    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: 29

  • Dates: 1823-1825, 1841-1845
    Notes: Resident physician, Quarantine or Marine Hospital
    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: 264
  • Dates: 1827
    Notes: “Hibernian Society of Baltimore, physicians, Thos. L. Murphy and G.A. Gibson.”
    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: 33
  • Dates: 1848
    Notes: Dr. Thomas L. Murphy performs the first ovariotomy at Baltimore; the patient recovers and lives many years.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 700