Biography of Joseph Toddenham Cook


Cook, Joseph Toddenham, M. D., Buffalo. is a son of the late Rev. Philos G. Cook and Clarissa Tottenham, his wife, both of whom were descended from old New England Puritan stock, their ancestors coming to America from England as early as 1640. Dr. Cook was born at Ludlowville, Tompkins county, N. Y.. November 4, 1855, attended the public schools and was prepared for college at Professor Briggs's classical School in Buffalo. In 1878 he began the study of medicine in the office of the late Dr. Augustus C. Hoxsie, and in the following autumn entered upon a three years' course at the Cleveland (Ohio) Homoeopathic Medical College, from which he was graduated with honor in 1881, receiving the degree of M. D. Afterward he spent some time abroad in the hospitals of Vienna and London and in further study under Dr. Samuel Fenwick and Dr. Ernest A. Sansom. and since his return has successfully practiced. Dr. Cook is president of the medical staff of the Buffalo Homoeopathic Hospital, medical examiner for the Penn Mutual Life Insurance company of Philadelphia, and a member of the American Institute of Homoeopathy, the New York State and Erie County Homoeopathic Medical Societies, the Clinical Club of Buffalo, the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, the Buffalo Microscopical Club, the New York State Society of the Sons of the Revolution, and the Pennsylvania Society of the War of 1812. August 10, 1887, he married Anna Poole Hoxsie, daughter of the late Rushmore Poole of Buffalo.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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