Friday, 19 October 2018

DOVID FAYGENZON


DOVID FAYGENZON (b. 1859)
            He came from a town near Vilkomir (Ukmergė), Lithuania.  He attended religious elementary school, yeshivas, and later was an external student.  In 1881 he came to the United States and studied to become a medical doctor.  From 1889 he was a well-known doctor on New York’s Lower East Side.  For many years he worked in Montefiore Hospital and the Deborah Orphanage.  He was among the first doctors to write articles on medical topics in the Yiddish press.  He contributed for many years to: Yidisher tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper) and the weekly Idishe gazeten (Jewish gazette), among others, in New York.  He was the author of books and pamphlets concerning medicine, among them: Kleyne mashkhitimlekh, vos darfn mir visn vegn di mikrobn? (Little destroyers, what should we know about microbes?) (New York, 1896), 128 pp.; and Di role fun di tseyn (The role of the teeth) (New York, 1902), 36 pp.

Sources: Following the Weiner Collection at Harvard University; preface to Kleyne mashkhitimlekh (Little destroyers) (New York, 1896); preface to Di role fun de tseyn (The role of the teeth) (New York, 1902).
Khayim Leyb Fuks


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