Joseph Brevitt

Birth: 1769
Death: 1839, Apr. 15
Occupation: man midwife, doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1816 Joseph Brevitt doctor 74 High Street, OT Baltimore City
1817-1818 John Brevitt doctor 74 High, OT Baltimore City
1819 Joseph Brevitt doctor High S of Low, OT Baltimore City
1807 Brevett doctor M’Chellan’s Alley Baltimore City
1814-1815 Joseph Brevitt doctor 74 High Street, Old Town Baltimore City
1800-1801 Joseph Brevitt doctor and man midwife East Street near N. Gay Street Baltimore City
1812 Joseph Brevitt M.D. 94 High St., O.T. Baltimore City
1802 Mr. Brevitt M.D. Forrest Street Baltimore City
1799 J. Brevitt man midwife East Street Baltimore City
1803 Joseph Brevitt M.D. M’Clellan Street Baltimore City
1804 Joseph Brevitt man-midwife M’Clellan Street Baltimore City
1810 Brevitt doctor 204 Baltimore Street Baltimore City
1831 Joseph Brevitt doctor 74 N High Baltimore City
1835-1836 Joseph Brevitt doctor Aisquith St. north of Orleans Baltimore City
1822-1823 Joseph Brevitt M.D. 74 High, O.T. Baltimore City
1829 Joseph Brevitt M.D. 74 N High Baltimore City
1833 Joseph Brevitt doctor 74 N High St Baltimore City
1824 Joseph Brevitt M.D. High, east side, south of Low st. OT Baltimore City
1827 Joseph Brevitt M.D. 74 N High Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1769-1839
    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: 67
  • Dates: 1797
    Notes: Dr. Joseph Brevitt announces that “he has undertaken the specialty of midwifery” at Baltimore, and “having been educated under European professors, is fully qualified to udertake the Branch.” “He denies the use of forceps and all other instruments in natural cases.”
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 669
  • Dates: 1798
    Notes: BREVITT, Dr., of Balto., and Cassandra Webster Woodland, of Harford Co., were married at Abingdon last Thurs. by Rev. Dr. Allen. (Baltimore Federal Gazette, 1 Dec. 1798)
    Source: Barnes, Robert, Marriages and Deaths from Baltimore Newspapers 1796-1816 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 36
  • Dates: 1798-1815
    Notes: BREVITT LETTERBOOK, MS.137
    Letterbook of Joseph Brevitt of Baltimore with correspondence to and from Brevitt and his father, letters to English friends, etc. Deal with personal and family matters with some references to Baltimore. 1 vol., 1798-1815.
    Repository: Maryland Historical Society
    Source:
  • Dates: 1804
    Notes: Dr. Joseph Brevitt, of Baltimore, advertises as”man-midwife.”
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 675
  • 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: 1839
    Notes: “Dr. Joseph Brevitt 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: 37
  • Dates: 1839
    Notes: Deaths: Drs. J. James Giraud, at Baltimore, aet. 80; Joseph Brevitt, at Baltimore, April 15, aet. 70; Wm. H. Clendinen, at Baltimore, November 6, aet. 67
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 696

Bibliography

  • Brevitt, Joseph, n. pl.: n.pub.. Works by this author printed in America before 1801 are available in the Readex Microprint edition of Early American Imprints published by the American Antiquarian Society. This collection is arranged according to the numbers in Charles Evan’s American Bibliography
  • Brevitt, Joseph, The History of Anatomy, from Hippocrates, who lived Four Hundred Years Before Christ. Together with the Discoveries and Improvements of Succeeding Anatomist: In the Regular Succession of Times in which They Lived and Flourished to the Present Period Baltimore: Printed by S. Sower. 29 p. 16.5 cm
    Evans 35232
  • Brevitt, Joseph, The Female Medical Repository. To Which is Added, a Treatise on the Primary Diseases of Infants: Adapted to the Use of Female Practitioners and Intelligent Mothers; the Technical Terms are Explained, and an Attempt hath been made to Reduce these Branches of “the Healing Art,” to Conciseness and Perspicuity Baltimore: Hunter & Robinson. 252 p. 17 cm.