Doctor Cohn
Doctor Cohn
Doctor Cohn.
Gender Male
Status Alive
First appearance Madeline (1939)
Last appearance Madeline: Lost in Paris (1999)
Portrayed by Garry Chalk (Animated Series)
"Nurse, it's an appendix!"
―Doctor Cohn

Doctor Cohn is a character in the Madeline series, appearing as a minor yet key character in the 1939 book and in subsequent books and adaptations.


Dr. Cohn played a minor yet key role throughout the series, presumably serving as an on-call doctor for the girls and the other residents. He is an older gentleman who wears a suit and a pince-nez, and is very kind.


Dr. Cohn took Madeline Fogg to the hospital after diagnosing the girl's condition which turned out to be a case of appendicitis.

In Madeline and the Bad Hat, he takes care of Pepito after he's injured by dogs for one of his naughty pranks bringing them a cat to chase and tells his parents that he'll be alright.

In Madeline's Rescue, after Madeline is saved from falling in the river, Dr. Cohn tells her to go home and rest.

In Madeline's Christmas, when Miss Clavel and all the girls except Madeline are sick in bed on the day before Christmas, Miss Clavel tries to call him, but he suffers from a bad cold and only sneezes on the phone.

In Madeline: Lost in Paris, he takes care of Miss Clavel when she catches a cold, telling the girls to take care of her and that she'll feel better soon.

He doesn't appear in the film, with two ambulance orderlies taking his place during the first act.


  • As with Madeline Fogg and a few other characters, Doctor Cohn was so named for the sake of the rhyme.
  • In the animated series, he resembles his English voice actor, Garry Chalk, who also voiced Optimus Prime in Transformers: Beast Wars.