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Finding Aid for the Joseph Alfred Andrews Papers 1880-1899
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Description
Joseph Alfred Andrews was born in 1858 and died in 1928. He received an M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1876 and subsequently specialized in ophthalmology and otolaryngology. Dr. Andrews had medical offices in New York City from the early 1890s until 1896 and was active, there, in professional affairs, serving on the staffs of several hospitals, publishing in local medical journals, and fulfilling assignments in ophthalmological societies. In 1897 he visited Santa Barbara, California for medical reasons and subsequently moved there permanently, becoming a well-respected physician in the community. The papers span twenty years and cover aspects of his professional life (notes, correspondence, committee affairs) and of his social life (correspondence, invitations), but almost totally missing are any personal aspects. The collection does afford some interesting glimpses of the problems and internal politics facing those concerned with the administration of New York's public charity hospitals of the time.
Background
Joseph Alfred Andrews was born in 1858 and died in 1928. He received an M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1876 and specialized in ophthalmology and otolaryngology. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American Ophthalmological Society, the American Otological Society, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. A number of his papers were published in New York medical journals, as listed in the "Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office". [Dr. Andrews' obituary appeared in the "Journal of the American Medical Association," 90:1888, 1928, and he is listed in the AMA's "Directory of Deceased Physicians".]
Extent
1.0 linear feet (2 document boxes)
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Availability
The collection is open for research. Contact the History and Special Collections Division, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA, for information.