Francis Delafield (1841-1915) was an American physician, born in New York City. His father, Dr. Edward Delafield, was the son of the prominent John Delafield who had emigrated to America from London, England in 1783 carrying the provisional peace treaty between England and The United States. While his father Edward graduated Yale in 1812, Francis graduated at Yale (1860) and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (1863), and after further study abroad practiced medicine in New York.
Francis was appointed to the staff of Bellevue Hospital (1874), and to the chair of pathology and practice of medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons (1875-82). Francis Delafield resided for many years at 5 West 50th Street in Manhattan, New York.
In 1886, Francis was the first president of the Association of American Physicians. Over his life, Francis illustrated and published:
Handbook of Post-Mortem Examinations and Morbid Anatomy; Lectures on Practical Medicine and Pathology (1872; new edition, 1903)
Handbook of Pathological Anatomy and Histology (1885; new edition, 1904), with Prudden
Textbook of Pathology (1911)
Francis Delafield, physician, son of Edward, born in New York City, 3 August 1841, was graduated at Yale in 1860, and at the College of physicians and surgeons in 1863. He was attached for a time to the house staff of Bellevue hospital, and studied medicine in Paris, Berlin, and London. He has filled the following, among other, offices: surgeon in the New York eye and ear infirmary, and physician and pathologist to the Roosevelt hospital (1871); physician to Bellevue hospital (1874); adjunct professor (1875), and subsequently (1882) professor, of pathology and the practice of medicine in the New York College of physicians and surgeons; consulting physician to Bellevue hospital (1885); and (1886) first president of the Association of American physicians and pathologists. He has written: " Manual of Physical Diagnosis" (1878); "Handbook of PostMortem Examinations and Morbid Anatomy" (1872); " Studies in Pathological Anatomy" (1882); and" Handbook of Pathological Anatomy" (1885).
Diagnostician.—B. New York, 3 Aug., '41 A. B., Yale, '60 ; LL. D., '90 ; M. D., Columbia, '63.—Vis Phys. Bellev. Hosp., 1875-86; Cons. Phys. since '86.—Vis. Phys., Roosev. Hosp., since '73.—Surg., N. Y. Eye and Ear Inf., '70.—Prof. of Path, and Prac. Med., Colum., since '76. Author of " Handbook of Pathological Anatomy and Histology," Dela- field & Prudden, Wm. Wood & Co., 1889.
(The personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or may not be completely documented)