Morgan, John (1735-1789)

Physician, son of Franklin’s friend Evan Morgan.

Helped to found the medical school at the Philadelphia Academy and became a professor there (1765).

Director-general of hospitals and physician- in-chief of the Continental army (1775-76). Congress limited his authority to hospitals east of the Hudson (1776). Discharged amid complaints (1777).

Following his removal from public office, Morgan continued as a professor of medicine and as a physician at the Pennsylvania Hospital.

Born in Philadelphia. M.D., Edinburgh (1763). Married in 1765 to Mary Hopkinson; no issue.