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orthopedic surgeon

John Robert Cobb, American orthopedic surgeon.


Cobb, John Robert was born on February 28, 1903 in New York City. Son of Robert S. and Winifred A. (Powers) Cobb.


Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1925. Graduate study Harvard, 1925-1926. Doctor of Medicine Yale, 1930, Medical Doctor of Science, Columbia, 1936.


Surgical intern, advancing to acting resident orthopedic surgery New Haven Hospital, 1930-1934. Assistant attending orthopedic surgeon to attending orthopedic surgeon Hospital for Special Surgery, 1939-1964, consultant orthopedic surgery, from 1964. Assistant visiting orthopedic surgeon to visiting orthopedic surgeon Sea View Hospital, S.I., 1937-1964.

Assistant visiting orthopedist, Willard Parker Hospital, 1946-1948, associate visiting orthopedist, 1948-1955. Associate attending surgeon in orthopedics New York Hospital, from 1951. Orthopedic consultant Eastern New York Hospital, St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, New York, Castle Point V.A. Hospital, Beacon, New York.

Teaching fellow orthopedic surgery Hospital for Ruptured and Crippled, 1934-1939. Adjunct Professor department orthopedic surgery, fractures, New York Polyclinic Medical school and Hospital, 1946-1948, professor orthopedic surgery, from 1948, clinical instructor orthopedic surgery Columbia University College Physicians and Surgical, 1936-1949. Assistant professor clinical surgery in orthopedics Cornell Univercity Medical School, 1951-1957, associate professor clinical surgery (orthopedic), from 1957.


Fellow New York Academy of Medicine. Member World, American medical associations, Association American Medical Colleges, American Orthopedic Association, American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons, New York State, Company medical societies, Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia (honorary), Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie, Massachusetts Society Mayflower Descendants, American Geriatrics Society, American Medical Writers Association, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Louise W. Tower, September 3, 1932. Children: Joan, Robert Tower, Allen Tower.

Robert S. Cobb

Winifred A. (Powers) Cobb

Louise W. Tower

Joan Cobb

Robert Tower Cobb

Allen Tower Cobb