Roswell Johnson, M.D., Faculty

Dr. Roswell Johnson graduated from Ottumwa (Iowa) High School in 1930 and completed undergraduate work and medical school at the University of Iowa. He obtained his B.A. in 1935 and his M.D. in 1938. He began working at Brown University in 1963 as the director of health services and worked closely with students at Brown and Pembroke College. He is most well known for prescribing birth control pills to an engaged couple who attended Brown in 1965 and later to other students. Johnson had three children, seven grandchildren, and a greatgrandchild. He died on July 22, 2000.