New York, NY (March 2007) -- Glimpses of New York City life and medicine can be found in a recently uncovered biography of Edward Delafield, MD, one of The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's founding physicians. The essay was written by another notable physician at New York Eye and Ear, pathologist Bernard Samuels, MD, and presented in 1939 on the 75th anniversary of the American Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Delafield helped to found that Society in 1864, as well as several other major medical establishments.
The biography was re-discovered by Richard Rosen, MD, vice chair of the NYEE ophthalmology department, while doing some archival research. If you are a student of the history of New York or the history of medicine, download Dr. Samuel's sketch of Edward Delafield (PDF).
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