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Edward Joseph Coughlin, American physician.


Coughlin, Edward Joseph was born on April 17, 1906 in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. Son of Edward Joseph and Frances (Hughes) J. Coughlin.


Graduate Williams College. Doctor of Medicine Columbia, 1931.


Intern, Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1931-1933, training fracture and training service, 1934. Clinical training St. Agnes Hospital, White Plains, New York, 1947. Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, 1947.

Director orthopedics Putnam Memorial Hospital, Bennington, Vermont. Orthopedic surgeon, chief surgery North Adams (Massachusetts) Hospital, president medical staff, 1958. Orthopedic surgeon Crippled Children’s division Vermont Department Public Health.

Consultant in orthopedics Plunkett Memorial Hospital, Adams, Massachusetts, Crippled Childrens division Massachusetts Department Public Health. Consultant orthopedics Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, member of staff infirmary, 1953-1973. Consultant to surgeon general United States Army, Germany, 1954.

Consultant automotive crash research program Cornell Univercity-State of Vermont.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Served to major, Military Cross, Australia, 1942-1945. Fellow American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association Surgery of Trauma. Member New England Surgical Society, Allen O. Whipple Surgical Society, American Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Association, Pan American Medical Association, Sociedad Latino Americana de Ortopedia y Traumatologia (foreign), Delta Phi.

Club: Taconic Golf (vice president 1950-1974) (Williamstown).


Married Ruth Elizabeth Dunlap, October 12, 1934. Children: Edward Joseph III, W. David and Cecile (Mistress T. Craig Renton) (twins).

Edward Joseph Coughlin

Frances (Hughes) J. Coughlin

Ruth Elizabeth Dunlap

W. David and Cecile Coughlin (Mistress T. Craig Renton) (twins)

Edward Joseph III Coughlin