enter name and hit return
Find in Page
From the book "The Source"

American Medical Assoc - Find any Doctor
http://www.ama-assn.org (AMA's has a book - Directory of Deceased
American Physicians (1804-1929) - they can research for a fee)

Source List for Genealogy Research

Another suggestion is to look into one of the old 1860-1890 Cylopedias - with a C

Early Brooklyn Medical

Current & Former Brooklyn Hospitals

1639 : 1st medical man listed in the Colonies:

2nd medical man in the borough:

West India Co.Surgeon: Paulus VAN der BEECK Born in Bremen. He accompanied 130 soldiers on the "BLUE COCK" from Curacao to New York.He had a farm at 3rd Ave. & 28th Street. Married: Mrs Mary BENNETT (2x married)

3rd Physician of Brooklyn, Flatbush :

Gerardus BEEKMAN He was also the Deacon of Reformed Dutch Church

John NERBURY 1750s : Reside at Brooklyn Ferry,moved to Staten Island

In the early days of the last century physicians became more numerous.Those who stood out :


1833 : Dr.PETER 1st Health Officer of Brooklyn

Dr.BALL One of the orginal organizers to form the County Medical Society1827-1837 He became it's 1st president,meetings were heldFulton & Main Streets

VANDERVEERwas from Flatbush,started the 'Apprentices Library' at Henry & Cranberry Streets. 1837-1865 : Brooklyn Institute Phoenix Building 16 Court Street 1866-1873 : The Hamilton Building Court & Joralemon Streets 1873-1887 : Everett Hall 398 Fulton Street

1870 : Brooklyn Pathological Society Members whose work benefited the entire country: HUTCHENSON, SKENE, Benjamin WESTROOK, SQUIBB, Raymond STILES, John , JEWETT, Geo. R. FOWLER, BRISTOW, MacVAUGHTON, MASON, THORNE, CULLEN, OTTERSON, SPEIR, ISSACS.

The Medical Society as in it's records 13 bound Volumes.3,205 members.Apl. 1822-Dec. 1922.Compiled Dr. Wm. SCHROEDER Biographical Records, such as : Cornelius LOW, 1st president of society. B. about 1750 Albany, New York D. Bushwick 1830

Dr.John CARPENTER Son of Anthony CARPENTER Mother was the daughter of Rev. John MOFFATPresbyterian Minister B. Goshen, New York 17 April 1791

Dr. Henry THOMAS

Dr. Frances DuBOIS B. 21 May 1783 Son of John E.DuBOIS of New Utrecht. Wife : Sarah BERGENJan. 22 1827

William D. CREED B. Jamica 1787 D. at age 83 1870

Dr. Issac J. RAPELYE 1st white child born On Long Island that bore the family name. 5th Presidentof the Medical Society


Utica Ave.,Albany, Winthrop, Clarkson Aves. 1st ALMS HOUSE

For milder cases.Located: Nassau Street & Jay The lower room served as a police station or lock-up.1824 Near the Fort Green .Site of the Poor House & Hospital

1 st Brooklyn Hospital L.I.College Hospital 340 Henry Street.So.Brooklyn 1883 : It absorbed the Brooklyn German General Dispensary

Orig. 1856 at 132 Court Street.Consulting physicians :

Dr. Augustus KALB (KALT ?) Dr. Gustave BRAUENLICH Dr. Louis BAUER Dr. Charles NEUHAUS Dr. Daniel PFEIFFER

1st case was 17 March 1856 Louis PRELLE 3 Hamilton Ave. Suffering from : 'Splenitis chromica'

1857 : Oct 27 Charitable Hospital was established in St.John's Hospital.The name changed 23 December 1857 : L.I. Hospital & Medical College

Nurses Home ( training School ) 11 December 1894 'Florence Nightingale Federation' are organized with roots in most of the Methodist Churches.Organized 1916. Officers : Mrs Wm KENNEDY Mrs J F DETTMAR Mrs J J Manuel KING Mrs Julia F RING Mrs C.H.GOODRICH Mrs H N DuBOIS

Ladies Aid Society, Epworth Leagues, Missionary Society

Source:'The Borough of Brooklyn & Queens,Counties of Nassau & Suffolk.L.I., N.Y. 1609-1924.By:Henry Isham Hazelton. Found in the Farmingdale Public library, Farmingdale, N.Y. 11735


The AMA American Medical Association turned over their records for deceased physicians to the National Genealogical Society who have indexed them and will search and send you a copy of their index card for a fee of $15. I would suggest giving them as much information as you have if the name is common. The card shows DOB, early education, Medical school, Internship and residency, address, practice specialty, DOD and abstract of obituary notice.

National Genealogical Society
Att.: Deceased Physician Research
1-800-473-0060 ext.331


================================================= Current & Former Brooklyn Hospitals Lisa Ann Finger The following are from the "Complete Street Guide to Brooklyn" published by the Geographia Map Company, a marvelously out of date guide book that list streets and other institutions that haven't existed (in some cases) for decades. Hospitals Adelphi, 50 Greene Ave. Bay Ridge, 437 Ovington Ave. Bethany Deaconess, 237 St. Nicholas Ave. Brookdale, Linden Blvd. & Rockaway Parkway Brooklyn Womens, 1395 Eastern Parkway Caledonian, 10 St. Paul's Pl. Community, 2525 Kings Highway Cumberland, 39 Auburn Pl. Evangelical Deaconess, 627 Chauncey St. Eye & Ear, 29 Greene Ave. Flatbush General, 719 Linden Blvd. Gracie Square, 420 E. 76 St., Manhattan Greenpoint, Kingsland Ave. Halcyon, 754 Boston Post Rd., Rye Holy Family, 155 Dean St. House of St. Giles, 1346 President St. Interboro General, 2749 Linden Blvd. Jewish Chronic, E. 49th & Rutland Rd. Jewish of Brooklyn, 555 Prospect Pl. Kings County, 451 Clarkson Ave. Kings Highway, 3201 Kings Highway Lefferts General, 460 Lefferts Ave. Linden General, 501 New Lots Ave. LI College, Henry & Pacific Sts. LI Home, Sunrise Highway (South Oaks) Lutheran of Brooklyn, E. New York Ave. & Junius St. Lutheran Medical Center, 4520 4th Ave. Maimonides, 4802 10th Ave. Methodist, 6th St. & 7th Ave. Midwood, 19 Winthrop St. Mt. Carmel for Alcoholics, 396 Straight, Patterson, NJ New York State of Brooklyn, 681 Clarkson Ave. Oceanside Gardens San., 24 Harold, Oceanside Peak Carson Mem., Crown & Albany Aves. St. Barnabus for Chronic Diseases, 4422 3rd Ave., Bronx St. Catherine's, 484 Humboldt St. Charles, 277 Hicks St. St. Johns Episcopal, 480 Herkimer St. St. Mary's, 1298 St. Mark's Ave. Samaritan, 759 President St. Sister Eliz. Maternity, 363 51st St. Swedish, 1350 Bedford Ave. Unity, 1545 St. John's Pl. Victory Memorial, 9036 7th Ave. Williamsburgh General, 757 Bushwick Ave. Wyckoff Heights, 374 Stockholm St.

Lenox Hill Hospital was founded in 1857 as the German Dispensary at 132 Canal Street. Dr. Abraham Jacobi, considered the father of American pediatrics, and Dr. Ernst Krackowizer, a leading surgeon in the field of otolaryngology, were among the earliest advocates of the Hospital, and along with Carl Schurz, a distinguished American statesman, and Oswald Ottendorfer, a prominent publisher, they gave Lenox Hill Hospital its start. On September 3, 1866, the cornerstone for a new 80-bed German Hospital and Dispensary was laid at 77th Street and Fourth Avenue (now Park Avenue). The hospital was located not far from the boundaries of a farm owned by Robert Lenox. By the early 1900s, private homes began to line the side streets in the Hospital's immediate neighborhood. In 1918, Lenox Hill Hospital assumed its current name identifying with the area in which it was situated.>> Info found at this site: http://www.lenoxhillhospital.org/about/history.html Karin akakarin@aol.com The following from this site: http://www.med.cornell.edu/centennial/opening.html Just click on "ARCHIVES" from the left-hand margin Archival Collections The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1927-present The Society of the New York Hospital, 1771-present Cornell University Medical College, 1898-present Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1952-present Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, 1877-1979 The Society of the Lying-In Hospital of the City of New York, 1799-present Manhattan Maternity and Dispensary, 1905-1939 Nursery for the Children of Poor Women and Nursery and Child's Hospital, 1854-1910 New York Infant Asylum, 1865-1910 New York Nursery and Child's Hospital, 1910-1947 New York Asylum for Lying-In Women, 1823-1899 The Women's Medical Association of New York City, 1902-present The archival records include medical case histories from the New York Hospital, 1808-1932 and the Lying-In Hospital, 1891-1932 and many other patient related records representing the changes in the patient population, medical and nursing care over a period of 200 years. The Archives is a rich resource for women's history. Women are documented as physicians, nurses, patients, administrators and philanthropists who give time and money to help other women. The education of health care professionals with its formalization since our nation's start can be studied. The change from lay supervisors to medical administrators is well documented in the Minutes, legal and financial records of all the hospitals. The purpose of the Archives of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center is to collect, organize, and preserve the records of the Center so as to make these records available for use. The Archives is open for the service of all qualified researchers both within the Center and elsewhere. There are restrictions on the use of confidential records and some current materials. For a fee, documents can be photocopied unless they are too fragile. Photographs can be reproduced at cost. The Archives of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center is the repository for the official records of the institutions and associations listed below. The approximately 4,600 linear feet of records and manuscript collections in the Archives represent a continuous chronicle of health care, scientific research, and education dating back to 1771. Records are defined as any paper, photograph, book, chart, drawing, mangetic tape or disk, film or any other documentary material, regardless of physical format, that has been generated or received by an organization in the pursuance of its business. In addition to the institutional records, the Archives has, in its Manuscript Collections, over 80 collections of the personal records and papers of people of note who are connected to the Medical Center. If you have Brooklyn Directories for any early year and would like to add the Doctor Listings , E-MAIL me.