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COXE, John Redman, physician, born in Trenton, New Jersey, in 1773; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 March. 1864. He was educated in Philadelphia, completed his classical course in Scotland, returned home in 1790, studied medicine with Dro Rush, and, after receiving his diploma in 1794, studied in London, Paris, and Edinburgh. In 1796 he settled in Philadelphia, and in 1798, during the visitation of yellow fever, was appointed by the Board of health physician to the port. He was for several years one of the physicians of the Pennsylvania hospital, and also of the Philadelphia dispensary. In 1809 he was elected professor of chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania, from which chair he was transferred in 1818 to that of materia medica and pharmacy, which he held until 1835. Dr. Coxe was the first to practice vaccination in Philadelphia. He published a treatise on "Inflammation" (Philadelphia, 1794); "Importance of Medicine" (1800); "Vaccination" (1800); "Combustion" (1811); "American Dispensatory" (1827); "Refutation of Harvey's Claim to the Discovery of the Circulation of the Blood" (1834); "Appeal to the Public" (1835); "Agaricus Atramentarius" (1842); "Recognition of Friends in Another World" (1845); and " The Writings of Hippocrates and Galen Epitomized" (1846). He edited the " Philadelphia Medical Museum" (1805-'11), and "Emporium of Arts and Sciences," continued by Dr. Thomas Cooper (1812-'4).
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