John Didier Readell

Birth: 1790
Death: 1854, May 31
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

US Census

Year Occupation County Ward/District Post Office Page
1850 physician Baltimore City 13 369

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1790-1854
    Notes: Born at Philadelphia, 1790. Educated by Dr. Horwitz; student of Dr. P. Chatard; M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1811; in Europe, 1811-16; returned to Baltimore, 1816; a Member, Founder, and Secretary of the Delphian Club, the first in Baltimore; Vaccine Physician, 1821; Vice-President, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 1848-51; Vice-President, Historical Society of Maryland; Judge of the Orphans’ Court; R.W.G.M. of A. F. & A. M. of Maryland, 1852. Died at Baltimore, May 31, 1854.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 544
  • 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: 1820/03/02
    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: 1821/12/17
    Notes: “This special Board of Health appointed Drs. H. Johnson, J.B. Taylor, Geo. Frick, J.D. Readell, John Buckler and Jas. Bain as Vaccine 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: 31
  • Dates: 1822/06/29
    Notes: “Drs. Readell and Macauly notify all graduates to obtain licenses of 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: 32
  • Dates: 1854
    Notes: Dr. John Readell ob aet ?
    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: 40