Educated mostly in Europe; member of a remarkable family, including brother Henry, one of the greatest of American novelists
1864:Entered Harvard Medical School
1865: joined Thayer expedition to Amazon
1869: completed M. D.
1872: recruited by President Eliot of Harvard to teach physiology; also began to teach psychology
Teaches W. E. B. DuBois and Gertrude Stein, among many other leading figures in American society
1898: First begins to use the word "pragmatism" in lectures
1899: leader of Anti-imperialist League