Joe Vincent Meigs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Joe Vincent Meigs (24 October 1892, Lowell, Massachusetts – 1963), was an American obstetrician and gynaecologist.[1]

Meigs was a grandson of Captain Joe Vincent Meigs, who invented an experimental steam monorail known as the Meigs single-track elevated railroad.[2][3]

Meigs syndrome is named after him.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ doctor/2082 at Who Named It?
  2. ^ DEATH CLAIMS JOE V. MEIGS; Famous as Inventor of Single Track "L.", The Boston Globe, November 15, 1907; reproduced on website and archived at, January 8, 2009
  3. ^ "Joe Vincent Meigs Obituary". Retrieved 19 May 2011.  - reproduction of November 15, 1907 Boston Globe story
  4. ^ Lurie S (2000). "Meigs' syndrome: the history of the eponym". Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. 92 (2): 199–204. doi:10.1016/S0301-2115(99)00289-4. PMID 10996681.