John Patrick Monahan ’49 died on March 2, 2004, in Stuart, Florida.
Born on August 18, 1925, in Portland, he prepared for college at Cheverus High School there and studied at Boston College, Cornell University, Boston University, and Tufts Medical School before entering Bowdoin in February of 1948 and graduating in September of that year, as a member of the Class of 1949. He graduated from the University of Geneva School of Medicine in Switzerland in 1951. Through the years he was a medical officer with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, practiced with the Veterans Administration in Los Angeles, CA, was associate director of the Medical Research Literature Department at Lederle’s Research Laboratories in New York City, and was a research scientist in atomic medicine at the Cambridge Research Center in Massachusetts. For many years, he was head of medical writing and research for Cyanamid International in Pearl River, NY, a division of American Cyanamid Company. After he retired, he worked on an etymological dictionary and a medical dictionary. Surviving is a sister, Mary McGlauflin of Lynnfield, MA.