William Henry

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

William Henry Welch was born in Norfolk, Connecticut back in 1850 to William and Emeline. Educated at Norfolk Academy and the Winchester Institute before entering Yale University in 1866. His ambition was to teach the Greek language. He received his A.B. degree in 1870.

After graduation, he taught school in Norwich, New York for a short period of time. He went on to study medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in Manhattan. He received his MD in 1875. He studied in Germany after graduation returning to the United States in 1877 opening a lab at Bellevue Medical College.

He was the first physician recruited by the newly-formed Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School in Baltimore. By 1886, he helped establish the first postgraduate training program for physicians in the country. By 1889, he was the head of the Department of Pathology and the first dean of the John Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Not that that was enough in 1916 he established the John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health the first school of public health in the country. He held many positions so let me name just a few. He was the founding president of the Board of Scientific Directors at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, president of the American Medical Association, the Association of American Physicians and the list goes on. Not bad don’t you think for someone not interested in the field of medicine. Anyway, until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.

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Carol Williams
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Good morning James Dray .  I guess maybe there wasn't enough demand for Greek teachers back in those days, so he fell back on medicine?      Thanks for sharing.  Have a great day!

Jul 14, 2017 05:00 AM #1
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray,

Very interest post on an educated man who contributed so much to our society!

Jul 14, 2017 05:29 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some pretty amazing deeds and efforts from this gentleman, James.  He did great work throughout his life.

Jul 14, 2017 05:30 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

It is all Greek to me today!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 14, 2017 05:33 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. William is typical. Things change over time! Enjoy your day!

Jul 14, 2017 06:04 AM #5
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Amazing where a little education can take you....

Jul 14, 2017 06:30 AM #6
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... now this is one truly accomplished man who left a real imprint on our lives...

Jul 14, 2017 07:00 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Oh not bad, not bad at all. Great story and wonderful read.

Jul 14, 2017 07:18 AM #8
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

Wow. He certainly left his mark on the medical profession and practices. Guess medicine was a bit more challenging than teaching greek, some people just like that.

Jul 14, 2017 07:30 AM #9
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Not much has changed from the time William Henry graduated to now, James Dray ... college graduates often end-up in careers different from the degrees they hold.  I think we can all be very glad that was the case here ... 


Jul 14, 2017 10:24 AM #10
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Quite an accomplishment for anyone of any field of interest !

Jul 14, 2017 10:40 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

For not being interested in the field of medecine, he certainly did a great deal of work in it, haha.

Jul 14, 2017 12:36 PM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an accomplished man of Medicine.  John Hopkins is a well regarded medical school.  A

Jul 14, 2017 03:12 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- I'll say it's not bad!  Many of us would struggle just to be good in one area!

Jul 14, 2017 04:54 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

That is a life, done right, for someone not interested in medicine James Dray  

Jul 15, 2017 07:15 AM #15
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