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Cuthbert Philibert

Cuthbert Philibert was born in Grenada, West Indies, in 1898. Prior to matriculating to Tufts College, Philibert worked in the Grenadian Treasury Department. Philibert graduated from the School of Arts and Sciences in 1928; he went on to graduate from Tufts Medical School in 1931 with a Doctor of Medicine. Philibert served an internship and residency at Harlem Hospital in New York, before establishing a family practice in Boston’s South End in 1933. Philibert married his wife, Marjorie, in 1938.

He practiced medicine for over 50 years, holding numerous roles in the greater Boston area. He was a visiting physician for the Resthaven and St. Monica’s nursing homes. Philibert was also the examining physician for “children sponsored for summer camps by the Robert Gould Shaw House of Roxbury,” as well as for employees of major Boston companies. Additionally, during World War II, Philibert served as a captain for the Massachusetts State Guard Medical Corps. He passed away on February 27, 1990, at the age of 91.

Biography researched and written by Peter Lam


“Cuthbert Philibert, 91.” Boston Globe. March 6, 1990

Tufts Criterion. Vol. 24, No. 1. Fall 1990.