Dr Zabdiel Boylston was born 9 March 1679 in Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts to Thomas Boylston (1644-1695) and Mary Gardner (1648-1722) and died 1 March 1766 Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Jerusha Minot (1679-1764) 18 January 1705 in Dorchester, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
Zabdiel Boylston, FRS (March 9, 1679 in Brookline, Massachusetts – March 1, 1766) was a physician in the Boston area. He apprenticed with his father, an English surgeon named Thomas Boylston (1644-1695). He also studied under the Boston physician Dr. Cutler, never attending a formal medical school (the first medical school in North America was not founded until 1765).
Boylston is known for holding several "firsts" for an American-born physician: He performed the first surgical operation by an American physician, the first removal of gall bladder stones in 1710, and was the first to remove a breast tumor in 1718.
He was a great uncle of both president John Adams (1735-1826), and philanthropist Ward Nicholas Boylston.
|Offspring of Dr Zabdiel Boylston and Jerusha Minot (1679-1764)|
|Zabdiel Boylston (1706-)|
|Jerusha Boylston (1708-)|
|John Boylston (1708-1795)|
|Elizabeth Boylston (1710-1717)|
|Mary Boylston (1713-1802)|
|Thomas Boylston (1715-1750)|
|Josiah Boylston (1720-)|
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- Zabdiel Boylston - disambiguation
- Boylston Family of Boston - Boston Brahmin
- Boylston in Norfolk County, Massachusetts