Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864

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John Redman Coxe was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Daniel and Sarah Redman Coxe, and the grandson of Philadelphia physician John Redman. Coxe received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1794 and after additional study in Europe, established his practice in Philadelphia. He also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote on medical topics, and edited medical journals and books. He was married to Sarah Cox; they had ten children. Winterthur Museum has an etching from a drawing by him.

From the description of Papers, 1747-1800. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 261233237

John Redman Coxe was a Philadelphia physician, teacher, and editor.

From the description of Observations & remarks tending to explain certain parts of the sacred scriptures, 1812-1813. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523678

Parker Cleaveland worked as a mineralogist and geologist.

From the guide to the Parker Cleaveland papers, [ca. 1806]-1844, Circa 1806-1844, (American Philosophical Society)

John Redman Coxe is best known as a premier physician in nineteenth century America. Coxe was born in New Jersey but spent much of his youth in England because his father was a loyalist during the Revolution. Coxe returned to Philadelphia to study medicine under Benjamin Rush. After traveling throughout Europe to continue his medical education, he established a practice in Philadelphia in 1796.

Coxe was an advocate of inoculation at a time when it was a controversial procedure. He became known as a druggist and prepared a syrup concoction that carried his name and lasted until the late-nineteenth century. He later became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and is credited with helping found pharmaceutical studies in the U.S.. Coxe eventually left the university in a cloud of controversy, primarily because his teachings did not follow the latest trends in medicine.

Coxe also founded and edited an important medical journal in Philadelphia. Tracking Coxe’s career, after initial success, the journal folded in part because of its conservative take on medical practices. In addition to his editing work, Coxe authored or edited a number of important medical books.

From the guide to the Observations & remarks tending to explain certain parts of the sacred scriptures, 1812-1813, 1812-1813, (American Philosophical Society)

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referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives, 1743-1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn James Hunter Ewing lecture notes, December 22, 1818 - January 19, 1819, 1818-1819 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864. [Collection of letters, etc., on yellow fever, 1794-1795, transcribed by John Redman Coxe]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Drysdale, Thomas, 1770-1798. Account of the yellow fever of 1794 as it appeared in Baltimore ... in a series of letters to Dr. Benjamin Rush / Thomas Drysdale, 1794. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Isaac and I. Minis Hays papers, Circa 1820-1925 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Keagy, Abraham. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1802. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Abbett, Henry. Bills, 1817-1819. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hatfield, Nathan L. (Nathan Lewis), 1804-1887. Papers, 1821-1826. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Sturgis, Samuel Booth, 1891-. [Death certificates signed by early Philadelphia physicians., 1806-1815. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864. Notes on materia medica lectures by John Redman Coxe : [Philadelphia] / taken by Wilmer Worthington, 1824-1825. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Briscoe, John Hanson, 1789-1855. Papers, 1808-1841 (bulk 1808-1814). University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864. Papers, 1747-1800. Winterthur Library
referencedIn [Medical Society of New Haven County]. Committee of Correspondence. Letter : New Haven, [Conn.?], to John Redman Coxe, Philadelphia, [Pa.], 1790 July 18. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Wallace, William S., d.1867. Notes from the lectures of John Redman Coxe, M.D., professor of materia medica & pharmacy in the University of Pennsylvania, 1821-1822 / taken by Wm. S. Wallace, S.M. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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referencedIn Beck, Charles Frederick, b. 1806. Charles Frederick Beck papers, 1819-1845, Philadelphia. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Anderson, Isaac. Letter, 1819 Dec. 10, New York, to John Redman Coxe/ Isaac Anderson. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
referencedIn Hays, Isaac, 1796-1879. Papers, ca. 1820s-1879. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846. Papers, 1783-1841, undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf [John Redman Coxe, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Letters of scientists, 1655-1973. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Ewing, James Hunter, 1798-1827. Lecture notes, 1818 Dec. 22-1819 Jan. 19. American Philosophical Society Library
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creatorOf Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864. Observations & remarks tending to explain certain parts of the sacred scriptures, 1812-1813. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Observations & remarks tending to explain certain parts of the sacred scriptures, 1812-1813, 1812-1813 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Philadelphia Arcade Association. Records, 1825-1826. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Stevens family. Stevens family papers, 1663-1959. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Alison, Robert, d.1854. Phlegmasiae, [1818 or 1819?]. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn LeMoyne, Francis Julius, 1798-1879. Matriculation and lecture admission tickets from the University of Pennsylvania, 1820-1822. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Parker Cleaveland papers, [ca. 1806]-1844, Circa 1806-1844 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864. Correspondence with Robert Montgomery Bird, 1849. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Stevens family. Papers, 1669-1959 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Lamb, John F. (John Fergusson), 1791-1869. Lecture admission ticket, 1819 Nov. 3. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864. Miscellaneous manuscripts, ca. 1803. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Cleaveland, Parker, 1780-1858. Letters, [ca. 1806]-1844. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Abigail Adams letters, 1797-1798, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Mrs. Esther Black, Quincy, Massachusetts. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Briscoe, John Hanson, 1789-1855. Lectures on medicine : manuscript, [ca. 1815-1825]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gerhard, W. W. (William Wood), 1809-1872. Notes on Dr. Coxe's lectures on materia medica and pharmacy delivered in the University of Pennsylvania, 1826-1827 / by W.W.G. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876. Notes from the lectures of Dr. Coxe on materia medica, 1827-1829. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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