Howe (Dartmouth, M.D. 1809) began his medical studies under Dr. Miller of Franklin, Mass., then entered practice in Concord, N.H. after completing his degree at Dartmouth. He joined Dr. Miller in 1814, collaborating in an infirmary for the cure of cancer. In 1817 he relocated to Boston, then to Billerica, Mass. where he spent the rest of his life. He was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and served as its president in 1847-1848, the year that an effort was made to organize the state society on the basis of representatives elected from the county medical societies. He was a trustee of the Berkshire Medical Institution in Pittsfield, Mass. from 1843 through 1846; and he donated land and money at his death toward the establishment of an academy in Billerica for English studies, later called the Howe School. His method of bill collecting was unique and involved signing of notes toward payment, as his patients were farmers and had little ready money.
From the description of Letters from Zadok Howe, 1812-1827 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281431875