March 13, 1979
John William Morris died at the age of 104. He had practiced medicine until the age of 101. In 1973, the American Medical Association and Ripley’s Believe It or Not recognized him as one of the three oldest practicing physicians in the United States. Morris estimated that he delivered more than 7,000 babies during his career. On his 100th birthday, the three national television networks were on hand to record the event, and he was featured on their daily news shows. The next day, Morris was back at work and treated twenty-five patients at his clinic.