Jarvis, William Chapman
- Charles W. Carey Jr.
Jarvis, William Chapman (13 May 1855–30 July 1895), laryngologist, was born in Fortress Monroe, Virginia, the son of Nathan Sturges Jarvis, an army physician, and Jane B. Mumford. After his father died from disease in 1862, Jarvis and his mother relocated to Baltimore, Maryland. As a boy he developed a fascination for mechanical objects and exhibited considerable ability in drawing and tinkering with them. After completing his secondary education in a private school in Baltimore, he matriculated at the University of Maryland, where he decided to become a physician. He received an M.D. there in 1875 and spent the next two years at Johns Hopkins University doing postgraduate work in biology and chemistry....