Alexander Clendinen

Birth: 1786
Death: 1861, Apr. 12
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

US Census

Year Occupation County Ward/District Post Office Page
1850 physician Baltimore City 4 86

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1817-1818 Alexander Clendinen doctor corner of Ann and Lancaster, FP Baltimore City
1840-1841 Alexander Clendinen doctor corner Exeter and Baltimore Streets Baltimore City
1819 Alexander Clendinen doctor corner of Ann & Lancaster, FP Baltimore City
1842 Alexander Clendinen doctor corner Baltimore and Exeter sts. Baltimore City
1831 Alex. Clendinen doctor NE corner Baltimore and Exeter Sts. Baltimore City
1803 A. Clendennin M.D. Harrison Street Baltimore City
1845 A. Clendinen physicians corner Baltimore and High Sts. Baltimore City
1835-1836 Alexander Clendinen doctor corner Baltimore and Exeter Sts. Baltimore City
1837-1838 Alexander Clendinen doctor corner N Exeter and Baltimore Sts. Baltimore City
1843 Alexander Clendenin doctor 62 E. Baltimore st. Baltimore City
1824 Alexander Clendinen M.D. Great York, opposite the Rev. Mr. Glendy’s church, and apothecary store, Market, west side north of Shakspeare, FP; dwelling at the former place Baltimore City
1829 Alexander Clendinen M.D. NE corner of Baltimore and Exeter Baltimore City
1856-1857 Alexander Clendinen physician 60 S Baltimore Baltimore City
1853-1854 A. Clendinen doctor 64 E. Baltimore St. Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: ?-1861
    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: 82
  • Dates: 1786-1861
    Notes: Clendenin, Alexander. Ledger, 1786-1861
    Collection housed at the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, Baltimore.
    Source:
  • Dates: 1786-1861
    Notes: Born in York District, South Carolina, 1786. Pupil of his brother (Dr. William H. Clendinen, of Baltimore); Surgeon in the War of 1812; M.D., University of Maryland, 1815; Incorporator of the Eastern Dispensary, 1830-31; Vice-President, Baltimore Medical Society. Died at Baltimore, 1861.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 354
  • Dates: 1815
    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: 168
  • Dates: 1818
    Notes: “Eastern or Second Dispensary incorporated (Drs. Alexander and Wm. Haslett Clendinen, charter members.)”
    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: 28
  • Dates: 1818
    Notes: “Drs. Alex. And W.H. Clendinen memorialize Council to erect a Maryland Lying-in and Foundling Hospital; a bill for which has passed the House of Assembly, but failed in the Senate (see MSS. City Archives)”
    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: 28
  • Dates: 1819, Oct. 20
    Notes: “[Yellow fever epidemic] ceased. Total cases reported by Board of Health only 1005, while Drs. Wm. H. and A. Clendinen alone report 630 cases and 47 deaths in their practice fromJuly 1 to Nov. 1.”
    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: 29
  • Dates: 1820
    Notes: “Physicians attending yellow fever in Baltimore, 1819-20, were: Allender (Jos.); Alexander (Ashton); Baker (Sam.); Brevitt (Jos.); Clark (M.D.); Clendinen (Wm. Haslett and Alexander); Diffenderfer (Mich.); Dunan (L.M.); Dorsey (Robt. E.); Dorsey (Henry); Ealer (Peter); Elbert; Gillingham (Ezra); Giraud (J.J.); Hall (R.W.); Henderson (Josiah); Jennings (Sam. K.); Johnstone (Henry); Martin (S.B.); Macauly (P.); O’Connor (John); Owen (John); Page (James); Potter (N.); Reese (D.M.); Stewart (W.A.); Smith (Jas.); Taylor (J.B.); Murphy (Thos. L.); Caldwell (J.B.); Readell.

    Of the noble exertions of these men the Mayor says: ‘In adverting to this calamity I should commit an act of injustice were I to omit to notice the humane and magnanimous exertions of those medical gentlemen residing in or near the vicinity of the infected district, and those who extended their assistance when the disease had attained its greatest extent and malignity; some time previous to which period, the more wealthy of our citizens and their families from within the district had removed, and very few remained except those who, by their deprivation of their means of support or from extreme indigence were able to afford but little prospect to the physician of pecuniary renumeration, equal to that which he might actually be called upon to expend from his own means on this account. They still perservered and attended indiscriminately all, the rich and poor, suffering no consideration to deter them from the indulgence of their philanthropic feelings. As the cases multiplied the calls upon them increased, and their natural rest was destroyed and their anxieties strained to such a pitch that their own lives appeared likely to become a sacrifice to their disinterested zeal.’ (Mayor Johnson’s Rep. In Doc. of this Ep., pp. 179-80).”
    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: 29

  • Dates: 1820, Mar. 2
    Notes: “The City Council in partial recognition of services and expenses for medicine by the physicians of East Baltimore, grant them $1500. They also granted a small sum to Drs. J.C.S. Monkur, L. Rodriguez, and the widow of Dr. John O’Connor.”
    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: 30
  • Dates: 1861
    Notes: Dr. Alex. Clendinen ob. aet. 70?
    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: 42
  • Dates: 1861, Apr. 13
    Notes: Obituary, Sun (Baltimore) April 13, 1861.
    Source:
  • Dates: 1873/09/22
    Notes:

    DESECRATION OF A GRAVE-YARD

    The Baltimore papres report the arrest of a man named Harry Wilhelm in the city charged with committing depredations upon the graves in the old grave-yeard of the Second Presbyterian Church, near the head of Broadway, known as the old Glendy burial-ground in Baltimore. The grave-yard is a very old one, and is overgrown with weeds, underbrush, &c. Nearly all the vaults, where repose the remains of the dead of many well-known family,es have been broken into. Wilhelm was arrested as he was coming out of the cemetery. He is said to be respectably connected, and is well known to the Police from his frequent application to the station-houses for lodgings. The account he gives of himself is that he was without a home or place of shelter, and that he went into the small one-story house over the general vault to sleep for the night. The appearance of the rrom, which was formerly a store room for shovels and other implements used in cemeteries, indicated that such was probably the fact. The police found the bottom of an old walnut coffin placed upon an old stretcher with a dilapidated pillow at one end, showing where the houseless man was probably often accustomed to sleep; and perhaps many other “tramps” had found a refuge in the same dismal locality. Fragments of food, fruits and cloting were scattered about this dreary place. Among the family vaults reported to have been tampered with are those of Alexander Gregg, Patrick Dinsmore, Adam Budy Kyle, John H. Kane, and Dr. Alexander Clendinen. Quite a number of single graves appear to have been opened, among them those of John H. Boyd, James C. Boyle, Joseph McKean, Thomas and Elizabeth McElderry, John Hudson, Marian Davis, & c. Col. George P. Kane offered $100 reward for the arrest and conviction of the parties who broke open and mutilated the contents of the burial vault of his family.

    SOURCE: New York Times, Sep. 22, 1873
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Bibliography

  • Clendinen, Alexander, An inaugural essay on the surgery of the dislocated shoulder joint … Baltimore: Ralph W. Pomeroy & Co.. 52 p. plate. 21 cm.
    Thesis — University of Maryland
    Appendix (p. [49]-52) pertaining to “a case of luxated shoulder joint” was added after the essay was written