To the Public" [with] "To the Editors of the Pennsylvanian" by "a Physician.&...

To the Public" [with] "To the Editors of the Pennsylvanian" by "a Physician."

COXE, John Redman (1773-1864).

Published by [No publisher given], 1835., Philadelphia:, 1835
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Disbound. 12 pp. Staining to upper text throughout, not affecting legibility. As is. VERY RARE. This unique publication consists of a brief introduction by Coxe protesting his recent dismissal by the trustees as Chair of Materia Medica and Pharmacy at the University of Pennsylvania, and presenting "to circulate amongst my friends preparatory to the publication of my own statement" this anonymous letter, originally printed in the Pennsylvanian newspaper, decrying the trustees and offering a defense of Coxe. Coxe was "one of the founders of the Chemical Society of Philadelphia in 1792 and was later elected a lecturer there and then president. Given Coxe's interest in chemistry, his lucrative medical practice included a drugstore; his 'Coxe's Hive Syrup,? used as an emetic, expectorant and diaphoretic, became a popular syrup for more than fifty years. "At the time of his 1809 appointment as the chair of chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Coxe gave up his drugstore and resigned from the Chemical Society. Not finding much success as a chemistry professor, Coxe applied for and was elected professor of materia medica and pharmacy in 1818. Coxe urged the University to offer a master of pharmacy diploma, but Philadelphia pharmacists preferred to avoid control by a medical faculty by establishing their own institution in 1821, the Philadelphia College of Apothecaries (later Philadelphia College of Pharmacy). The Penn medical faculty eventually found the subject of materia medica and pharmacy to be of secondary interest; they also had little respect for Coxe's abilities as a teacher. Thus, in 1835 Coxe lost his professorship at the University of Pennsylvania. "Coxe made more important contributions as a medical author and editor. The most significant of his many publications were Practical Observations on Vaccination, or Inoculation for the Cow-pock, (1802), and the American Dispensatory, (1806). Coxe edited several journals, including the Philadelphia Medical Museum (1805-1811), and the Emporium of Arts and Sciences (1812-1814). Coxe was also considered an exceptional Greek and Latin scholar. His many intellectual endeavors earned him election to the American Philosophical Society in 1799. He served as Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania from 1806 until his appointment to the medical faculty in 1809" (Penn Biographies). REFERENCES: Penn Biographies, "John Redman Coxe (1773-1864)". University of Pennsylvania University Archives and Records Center. Available on-line. No original printed copies listed on World-Cat. Bookseller Inventory # M12989

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Title: To the Public" [with] "To the Editors of the...

Publisher: [No publisher given], 1835., Philadelphia:

Publication Date: 1835

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