Brooks, John, Md
Brooks, John, M.D.
a Universalist minister, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, January 12, 1783. He had very few early literary advantages, but received a strict Calvinistic training. He began school-teaching at the age of sixteen; pursued an academical and a medical course; and commenced the practice of medicine at the age of twenty-three. In 1822 he removed to Bernardston, Massachusetts, where he continued to the close of his life, preaching until a difficulty in the throat compelled him to relinquish regular work, when he resumed the medical profession, and in it continued till his decease, September 9, 1866. Dr. Brooks was an excellent citizen, a skilled physician, a practical, instructive, and able minister. See Universalist Register, 1867, page 76.