Joshua I. Cohen

Birth: 1801
Death: 1870, Nov. 4
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1831 J.S. Cohen doctor 33 N Charles Baltimore City
1835-1836 Joshua Cohen doctor 33 N Charles Sts. Baltimore City
1843 Joshua J. Cohen doctor 115 n Charles Baltimore City
1868-1869 Joshua I Cohen doctor 115 N Charles Baltimore City
1865-1866 Joshua I. Cohen doctor 115 N Charles Baltimore City
1833 J.I. Cohen doctor 33 N Charles St. Baltimore City
1824 Joshua Cohen M.D. 33 N Charles Baltimore City
1827 Joshua Cohen M.D. N Charles, west side, 2 doors, north of Lexington Baltimore City
1851 Joshua J. Cohen doctor 115 N Charles Baltimore City
1829 J.J. Cohen M.D. Charles, 2 doors north of Lexington Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates:
    Notes:

    MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
    
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    RECORD
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    Author
    Cohen, Joshua I., 1801-1870.
    
    Title Statement
    Scrapbooks, 1861-65.
    
    Description
    1 box.
    
    Title Statement
    Scrapbooks, 1861-65.
    
    Restriction Note
    Unrestricted.
    
    Summary, Etc. Note
    Review:  Newsclippings collected by Dr. Joshua I. Cohen covering the years
    1861-65. Contains clippings on all phases of the Civil War including major
    battles, editorials dealing with the crisis, printed speeches of the
    president, congressmen, and senators, articles of local Baltimore interest
    especially the arrest of Southern sympathizers. VOL. I-1861-1865. VOL.
    II-1862. VOL. III-1863.
    
    Terms of Use
    Information on literary right available in repository.
    
    Source of Acq. Note
    Gift; Estate of Bertha Cohen; 1929.
    
    Associated Materials
    See Cohen Collection 251, 251.2, 251.3, 251.4.
    
    Biog./Historical Note
    Dr. Joshua I. Cohen-1801-70; graduated U. of MD Medical School, 1823;
    treasurer Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of MD, 1839-56, president
    1857-58; prof. of geology and mineralogy U. of MD.
    
    Indexes/Finding Aids
    Indexes: See Cohen inventory in MS Reference Room.
    
    Elect. Loc./Access
    www.mdhs.org/library/mss/ms0251_1.html
    
    Call Number
    MS 251.1
    
    Location
    Special Collections Reading Room
    

    Source:

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    MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
    
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    Author
    Wood, George B.
    
    Title Statement
    Letter : to Dr. Joshua I. Cohen 1801-1870, 1842 May 30.
    
    Title Statement
    Letter : to Dr. Joshua I. Cohen 1801-1870, 1842 May 30.
    
    Summary, Etc. Note
    Summary:  Is sending US PHARMACOPIA volume to Medical and Chirurgical
    Faculty of Maryland.
    
    Subject
    Cohen, Joshua I., 1801-1870.
    
    Call Number
    Vertical File
    
    Location
    Main Reading Room
    

    Source:

  • Dates: 1791-1879
    Notes: COHEN, Joshua I. (1801-1870), pioneer otologist, was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1800, graduated at the University of Maryland in 1823, and after having been a student in Dr. Nathaniel Potter’s office soon devoted himself to the study of ear disease. He was an intimate friend of George Frick (q. v.), the oculist, and, like him, had wide interest in science beyond the domain of medicine. Thus for a time he became professor of mineralogy in the academic department of the University of Maryland. He was much interested in her Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, was the treasurer from 1839 to 1856, and president from 1857-58; also an active member of the Maryland Academy of Sciences. He practiced until about 1851, devoting himself almost exclusively to otology, and his reputation as an aurist was considerable.

    In 1840 he established, in connection with his friend, Dr. Samuel Chew (q. v.), an eye and ear institute in Baltimore. Dr. Cohen was one of the earliest, perhaps the first aurist in this country. He has left us but one publication which pertains to diseases of the ear. It is entitled “Postmortem Appearlaces in a Case of Deafaess,” “American Medical Intelligencer,” July, 1841, to July, 1842, p. 226, vol.1. He died in Baltimore in 1870.

    Harry Friedenwald
    Source: Kelly, Howard A. and Burrage, Walter J., Dictionary of American Medical Biography: Lives of Eminent Physicians of the United States and Canada, From the Earliest Times [reprint of 1928 edition] Boston: Milford House: 244

  • Dates: 1801-1870
    Notes:
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 83-84
  • Dates: 1801-1870
    Notes: Born at Richmond, Va., 1801. Student of Dr. N. Potter; M.D., University of Maryland, 1823; Attending Physician, Maryland Hospital for the Insane; Member of the City Council, 1827; Professor of Mineralogy, University of Maryland; a Founder (with Prof. S. Chew) of an Eye and Ear Institute, 1840; Otologist, Eye and Ear Institute; Treasurer, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 1839-56; President, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, 1857-58. He devoted himself almost exclusively to Otology. “One of the earliest aurists, perhaps the first in this country.” (Friedenwald). Died at Baltimore, 1870.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 358
  • Dates: 1823
    Notes: M.D., University of Maryland
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Historical Sketch of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (1807-1890), with an Introductory Chapter, Notices of the Schools of Law, Arts and Sciences, and Theology, and the Department of Dentistry, and a General Catalog of Medical Alumni Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 169
  • Dates: 1823-1825
    Notes: Attending Physician, Baltimore General Dispensary
    Source: Baxley, C. Herbert, ed., A History of the Baltimore General Dispensary Baltimore: Baltimore General Dispensary Foundation, Inc.: 109
  • Dates: 1823-4
    Notes: Served as Attending Physician, Baltimore General Dispensary, 1823-4
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 251
  • Dates: 1826
    Notes: “German Society of Baltimore organized; J.I. Cohen and A. Wagner, physicians.”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 33
  • Dates: 1827
    Notes: Served on Baltimore City Council, 1827
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 248
  • Dates: 1828
    Notes: CHAPTER 205. Session Laws, 1827 session: An act to incorporate the Maryland Hospital. Passed March 14, 1828
    Source:
  • Dates: 1830-4
    Notes: Served as Baltimore School Commissioner, 1830-4
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 249
  • Dates: 1834
    Notes: Served on Finance Committee, 1834
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 248
  • Dates: 1840
    Notes: Eye and Ear Infirmary established at 88 North Howard Street, by Drs. J. I. Cohen and S. Chew (January 1).
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 697
  • Dates: 1857
    Notes: Dr. Joshua I. Cohen elected President of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty.
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 41-42