From 1885 to 1889 he was a student of medicine at the Friedrich-Wilhelm University in Berlin.
In 1892 he joined the staff of the Berlin University Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery. In the same year he married his wife Leonore.
In 1904 Jacques Joseph published his first report on the simultaneous, intranasal correction of a hump nose with the correction of the front septum.
In 1916 he was appointed head of the newly founded Department of Facial Plastic Surgery at the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at the Charité by the Prussian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs.
1919 appointed professor despite not having habilitated; awarded the Iron Cross.
1922 Joseph set up his own practice where he dedicated himself to work in several fields of plastic surgery.
In 1922 a report on Jacques Joseph was published by "raving reporter" Egon Erwin Kisch.
In 1928 and 1929 the first two sections of Jacques Joseph‘s book on ‘nasal plastic surgery’ were published at Curt Kabitzsch Publishers, Wuerzburg / Leipzig.
1931 the publication of the book presented here as a reprographic reprint, ‘Nasal Plastic Surgery and Other Facial Reconstructive Procedures, With an Appendix on Reconstructive Breast Surgery and Some Other Procedures in the Area of External Plastic Surgery. An Atlas and Text Book‘ [Nasenplastik und sonstige Gesichtsplastik nebst einem Anhang ueber die Mammaplastik und einige weitere Operationen aus dem Gebiete der aeusseren Koerperplastik. Ein Atlas und Lehrbuch]On 12th February 1934 Jacques Joseph died of a heart attack in the hallway of his house on his way to his practice.