Dr. Henry Murry
In the year following the organization of Iowa territory, Dr. Henry Murry
came to Johnson county and located in Iowa City. Dr. Murry was born in
Dublin, Ireland in 1816, graduated from the medical department of the
University of Louisville, Kentucky. He was the first physician to settle
within the present limits of Johnson county. Dr. Murry was a successful
physician and surgeon and performed many capital surgical operations. He
was at one time coroner and county physician. He died May 9, 1880.
[source: "History of Medicine in Iowa", D.S. Fairchild, M.D., F.A.C.S.,
reprinted from The Journal of the Iowa State Medical Society, 1927]
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