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Thomas M. Markoe, M.D.

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Dr. Thomas M. Markoe of this city died on Monday of this week at his summer home in East Hampton, L. I., at the ripe old age of eighty-two years.

Dr. Markoe was born in Philadelphia on Sept. 13, 1819. He was graduated in arts from Princeton College in 1836 and in medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, this city, in 1841. For several years in his early career he was Professor of Anatomy in Castleton Medical College, Vt. In 1852 he accepted the chair of Pathological Anatomy in the medical department of the University of the City of New York, which he held until 1854. In 1860 he was elected adjunct Professor of Surgery in the Medical Deoartment of Columbia University (College of Physicians and Surgeons), in iBja he succeeded to the full chair, and in 1879, on its division, he became Professor of the Principles of Surgery. At the time of his death he was Emeritus Professor of Surgery in the same institution.

Dr. Markoe served in various capacities throughout the Civil War. At the outbreak of hostilities he was appointed by Governor Morgan a member of the special corps of volunteer surgeons, being stationed at Fortress Monroe. In 1862 he was one of the Board of Examiners of Contract Physicians and Surgeons, and in 1863 was Visiting Surgeon to the New York Soldiers' Depot. In 1864 he was ordered to Fredericksburg, and subsequently to other posts where he had active service in the field and brigade hospitals.

For nearly sixty years Dr. Markoe was a prominent and commanding figure in the medical life of this city and at the time of his death was among the last of a generation of practitioners whose names add luster to the medical history of New York. He was closely identified with the New York Hospital for over half a century. He entered there as an interne in 1839, before his graduation in medicine, was appointed curator of the pathological museum in 1842 and from 1852 to 1892 was in active service on the attending surgical staff. In 1892 he was retired at his urgent request, and was made a consulting surgeon. He early won success in private practice, although his fees for the first year, as he used to tell his pupils for their encouragement, amounted only to something like $92. A few years after graduation he became associated with Dr. Edward Delafield, remaining in partnership with him for sixteen years, and subsequently formed a partnership with Dr. Francis Delafield. In addition to his long connection with the New York Hospital, Dr. Markoe served at various periods as attending surgeon to the Nursery and Child's Hospital, the Mount Sinai, Bellevue, and Roosevelt Hospitals, and later as consulting surgeon to the Mount Sinai, Woman's, Roosevelt, Orthopaedic, St. Mary's, Vassar, and Nursery and Child's Hospitals, and to the Northern Dispensary. He was also a member of the Academy of Medicine, the County Medical Society, the Pathological Society, the Surgical Society, and the Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men, and of a number of clubs, and literary, artistic, and musical associations. He was the author of a very practical work on diseases of the bones, and of occasional journal articles, but he was not a prolific writer, devoting himself preferably to didactic and clinical teaching, in which he had few rivals in his day.

of the New- York Hospital and Bloomingdale Asylum. Consulting Physician.—Thomas Cock, M. D. Attending Physicians.—Joseph M. Smith, M, D., John H, Griscom, M. D, Henry D. Bulkley, M. D., Thomas F. Cock, M. D. Consulting Surgeons.—Valentine Mott, M. D., Alex. H. Stevens, M. D., Eich'd K. Hoffman, M. D., Alfred C. Post, M. D. Attending Surgeons.—Gurdon Buck, M. D., John Watson, M. D. Attending Surgeons.—Thaddeus M. Halsted, M. D., Thomas M. Markoe, M. D., Wm. H. Van Buren,M. D.,Willard Parker, M.D.


From Bellevue Hospital:

1868 Markoe, Thomas Masters, '877.

A. B., Princeton, 1836; M. D.,Coll. Phys. and Surg., 1841; Prof. Path. Anat., Univ. City N. Y., 1852-54; Adj. Prof.
Surg., Columb., 1860-71 ; Prin. and Pract. Surg., 1871-79; Prin. Surg., 1879-88; Emeritus since 1888. Author of "A
Treat, on Diseases of Bones," viii., 416 pp., 8 (Appleton, 1872). Father of Francis Hartman Markoe (1887).

General Practitioner.—A. B., Princeton 1837; M. D., Coll. Phys. and Surg. Surg. to New York, Bellevue and Roosevelt Hospitals. Consulting Surg. tu Jews', Strangers, Nursery and Child's, and to State Woman's Hospital. Vis. Surg. Bellev. '68-'77. Prof. ot Path, Anat. in Med. Dept. Univ. City of N. Y., 1852-3-4. Prof. Surg. in Coll. Phys. and Surg. '60-'88 ; Emeritus since. Author of "A Treatise on Diseases of Bones." Memb. Med. and Surg. Soc.; Soc. for Relief of Wid. and Orph. of Med. Men ; Patholog. Soc.; Acad. of Med

(The personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or may not be completely documented)


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