John Cochran (9/1/1730 - 4/6/1807)

Borrowing activity from 8/19/1789 to 2/22/1792.
Dr. John Cochran was born in 1730 in Sadsbury, Pennsylvania, and received his medical training in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Biddle 242). He served in the French and Indian war as surgeon's mate (Biddle 242-243). He became friends with Captain (later General) Philip Schuyler, and eventually married Schuyler's sister Gertrude. They settled in Albany but soon relocated to New Brunwick, New Jersey. There he founded the New Jersey Medical Society in 1766, and three years later was elected President (Biddle 243).

During the Revolutionary War, Cochran's home was burned by British troops. He volunteered hospital services of the Continental Army and was appointed Physician and Surgeon of the Middle Department on George Washington's recommendation. In 1780, he became a member of Washington's staff as Director-General of Military Hospitals.

After the American Revolution, he and his family made a home in New York City, where he resumed his practice. President Washington appointed Cochran, whom he nicknamed "Good Doctor Bones," Commissioner of Loans for New York State, an office he held until disabled by a stroke and forced to retire (Biddle 249).

He was a member of the Society of Cincinatti of the State of New York. 

He died in 1807.
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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Rutherford's Natrl. LawThomas RutherforthVolume 18/19/17898/21/1789son
Transcribed: Humes EssayDavid HumeVolume 212/30/17891/4/1790
Transcribed: Hobbes TriposThomas Hobbes1/4/17901/8/1790
Transcribed: Humes EssaysDavid HumeVolume 11/8/17901/27/1790
Transcribed: " conDavid HumeVolume 11/27/17902/15/1790
Transcribed: Philosophy of PassionsJean-François Senault2/15/17902/19/1790
Transcribed: Rev. GenevaFrancis d'Ivernois2/19/17902/26/1790
Transcribed: Rowes LettersElizabeth Singer Rowe2/26/17902/28/1790
Transcribed: Reids InquiryThomas Reid3/1/17903/8/1790
Transcribed: Priestlys LecturesJoseph Priestley3/8/17903/26/1790
Transcribed: Sheridan on EducationThomas Sheridan3/26/17904/12/1790
Transcribed: Julia de RoubigneHenry MackenzieVolume 14/30/17905/5/1790
Transcribed: "Henry MackenzieVolume 25/5/17905/14/1790
Transcribed: Death of AbelSalomon Gessner5/14/17905/25/1790
Transcribed: CeciliaFanny BurneyVolume 15/25/17906/10/17902p
Transcribed: "Fanny BurneyVolume 26/10/17906/14/1790
Transcribed: "Fanny BurneyVolume 36/15/17907/2/1790
Transcribed: Death of AbelSalomon Gessner6/26/17907/10/1790
Transcribed: North BritainJohn De Ponthieu WilkesVolume 18/20/17908/30/1790
Transcribed: Welk WorksJohn De Ponthieu WilkesVolume 28/30/17909/8/1790
Transcribed: CeciliaFanny BurneyVolume 19/8/17909/11/1790
Transcribed: EmiliaMrs. Burke9/11/17909/21/1790
Transcribed: CarolineThomas Holcroft; Isabelle de Montolieu Volume 19/21/17909/24/1790
Transcribed: Sorrows WerterJohann Wolfgang von Goethe10/19/179010/20/1790
Transcribed: SterneLaurence SterneVolume 810/20/179010/27/1790
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 210/27/179011/10/1790
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 311/11/179011/23/1790
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 911/23/179012/14/1790
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 1012/14/179012/26/1790
Transcribed: "Laurence SterneVolume 412/27/17901/7/1791
Transcribed: Gillies GreeceJohn GilliesVolume 11/7/17912/4/1791
Transcribed: Gillies GreeceJohn GilliesVolume 32/4/17912/5/1791
Transcribed: RamblerSamuel JohnsonVolume 42/4/17912/4/1791
Transcribed: "John GilliesVolume 42/5/17916/16/179118s/2p
Transcribed: Robtsons AmericaWilliam RobertsonVolume 16/23/17916/24/1791
Transcribed: Pupil PleasureSamuel Jackson PrattVolume 17/28/17917/30/1791R.L. Livingston
Transcribed: Sicilian TyrantRichard Perrinchief8/19/17918/19/1791
Transcribed: Pupil PleasureSamuel Jackson PrattVolume 28/22/17918/25/1791
Transcribed: Witherspoons WorksJohn WitherspoonVolume 18/25/17918/29/1791
Transcribed: "John WitherspoonVolume 28/29/17919/7/1791
Transcribed: SterneLaurence SterneVolume 510/19/179110/25/1791
Transcribed: CeciliaFanny BurneyVolume 310/25/179111/21/17911s/6p
Transcribed: Popes WorksAlexander PopeVolume 211/21/179112/22/17911s/6p
Transcribed: Muse in Good humourVolume 112/24/17912/22/17923s/10p
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