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Hopper, Dr. John Ward


Dr. John Ward Hopper, only son of Dr. Henry A., was born November 10th, 1856, and choosing the profession of his fathers, was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1879, having been graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1876. While in the Medical College, he took a special course in microscopy, afterwards, and for sometime making microscopic tests in the office of Dr. Alonzo Clark. It was his intention to eventually devote his time to surgery in which he was particularly interested. He was for eighteen months on the Surgical Staff of Roosevelt Hospital immediately after his graduation. Dr. Henry Sands now asked him to take his Quiz-class, which he did for one winter, the first time it had ever been given to another. The following year he spent in Europe, principally at the Hospitals of Vienna and Prague, and during special work under Doctors Virchow, Schroeder and others. After his return he began practice here but died three years later, on June 30th, 1890, ending a line of physicians holding high place not only in the medical profession but in other walks of life.

James Van Valen, History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1900