Medical Association of the Greater City of New York Records, 1899-1936

Medical Association of the Greater City of New York Records

Historical Note

In 1898 the 5 independent municipalities making up the growing metropolitan area were consolidated into the City of Greater New York of 5 boroughs under a central government. These formerly independent boroughs had their own medical associations. This new association was to provide a parallel central professional agency.

At the first meeting of the Association on April 12, 1899 "Dr. McLeod ... spoke of the great desirability of having an Association which should properly represent the medical profession of the entire consolidated city." By-laws stated "the object of this organization is to bring together in Association members of the Profession of Medicine residing in the various boroughs of the City of New York..."

Austin Flint presided over the first meeting. The temporary chair was Dr. S.B.W. McLeod. The recording secretary was P. Brynberg Proter. Papers were presented at the meetings. The association voted to disband at a meeting on October 16, 1936.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

This small collection includes 2 volumes of minutes - which also hold financial reports, lists of officers, and a booklet of the society's constitution and by-laws - and a program leaflet.

Administrative Info

Collection processed and described by Dorothy Truman

Requests for permission to quote from or publish any materials should be directed to the reference librarian or curator in writing.

Preferred Citation

Medical Association of the Greater City of New York Records. The Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room, New York Academy of Medicine Library.

Collection Contents

Box 1    Minutes, - 1899-1936
Box 1    Program Leaflet, - 1935

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