Thursday 15 February 2018


            He came from Warsaw, Poland, and arrived in the United States in 1879.  For many years he worked as a pediatrician on New York’s East Side.  He published articles on children’s diseases in a column entitled “Dem doctors rat” (The doctor’s advice) in Nyu yorker abend-post (New York evening news), as well as in Yudishe gazetten (Jewish gazette) and Folks-advokat (People’s advocate) in New York.  He authored medical brochures, published by New York City’s administration.  His works include: Di kinder ertsihung, a praktisher rat tsur pflege und ertsihung di kinder in dem ershten lebens yohren (Children’s education, a practical piece of advice in parenting and rearing children in the first year of life) (New York: L. Kahn, 1889), 28 pp., with a foreword to “Geertes publikum” (Distinguished public), in which he appealed to come to him for a free consultation.  He also published under the pen names: Dr. S and Juliusz.”

Sources: Announcements in the New York newspapers (1889-1890); Kalmen Marmor, Der onhoyb fun der yidisher literatur in amerike (The beginning of Yiddish literature in America) (New York, 1944), p. 36.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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