- Howard Markel
Howland, John (03 February 1873–20 June 1926), pediatrician and medical educator, was born in New York City, the son of Henry E. Howland, a judge, and Sarah Louise Miller. He was a direct descendant of John Howland of the Mayflower Company. Howland attended some of the finest private schools in the United States, including the Cutler School, the King’s School of Stamford, Connecticut, and the Philips Exeter Academy, where he graduated in 1890. From Exeter, Howland went on to Yale University, where he was best known for his athletic prowess. At Yale he became the intercollegiate champion in tennis. He was also a member of the Yale crew team, editor of the ...