Riverside Practioners' Society Records, 1900-1939

Riverside Practioners' Society Records

Historical Note

The Riverside Practioners' Society formed in 1900 with the dual purpose of acquiring medical and surgical knowledge and providing a social forum for its members. Membership was restricted to regular practitioners residing in the Riverside neighborhood of Manhattan, defined as west of Central Park from the north side of 59th street and the south side of 110th street. Regular meetings were held monthly (except in June, July, August, and September) and generally consisted of presentations, the reading of papers, discussions, and executive business. The activity of the Society after 1939 is unknown.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes the Society's constitution and by-laws, minutes (1900-1939), a photo album from the 300th anniversary meeting and dinner, and a copy of the "Good Old Ballads of the Riverside Practitioners Society." Additional materials such as meeting announcements, programs, and photographs are interspersed within the minutes.

Administrative Info

Collection processed and described by Rebecca Pou

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

Preferred Citation

Riverside Practioners' Society Records. The Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room, New York Academy of Medicine Library.


Riverside Practioners' Society.

Collection Contents

Series 1: Riverside Practioners' Society Records

Box 1    Constitution, by-laws, minutes, and attendance sheets, - 1900-1927
Box 1    Folder 1    Minutes, - 1928-1930
Box 1    Folder 2    Minutes, - 1931-1934
Box 1    Folder 3    Minutes, - 1935-1940
Box 1    Folder 3    Attendance sheets, - 1928-1939
Box 1    Folder 4    "Good Old Ballads of the Riverside Practioners' Society"
Box 2    Photo Album from 300th anniversary meeting and dinner, - 1939

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