New York Medical Union Records, 1865-1938

New York Medical Union Records

Historical Note

Historical Statement

The New York Medical Union was founded in 1865 as the East River Medical Association. The original object of the organization was to exchange views regarding the regulation of medical practice in the eastern section of New York City. Monthly meetings were held in this regard, and for discussion of cases and journal articles. The name was changed to the New York Medical Union in 1884.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The majority of the collection is comprised of minutes from New York Medical Union (East River Medical Association prior to 1884) meetings between 1865 and 1938. Also included are printed lists of Officers and Members for 1879, 1882-1892.

Arrangement of Collection

Records are in chronological order and mostly comprised of meeting minutes in several notebooks.

Administrative Info

Collection processed and described by Nathan Dvorkin

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

Preferred Citation

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


New York Medical Union.

Collection Contents

Series 1: New York Medical Union

Box 1    Folder 1    Minutes, - 1865-1869
Box 1    Minutes, - 1869-1879
Box 1    Minutes, - 1880-1884
Box 1    Folder 2    Minutes, - 1880-1886
Box 1    Folder 3    Lists of Officers and Members, - 1879, 1882-1892
Box 1    Folder 4    Lists of Members and Minutes, - 1890-1892
Box 1    Minutes, - 1892-1906
Box 1    Minutes, - 1927-1935
Box 1    Folder 5    Minutes, - 1937-1938

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The New York Academy of Medicine Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

New York Medical UnionSearch ArchiveGrid
Medicine -- New York (State) -- New York -- SocietiesSearch ArchiveGrid
East River Medical AssociationSearch ArchiveGrid