Medical Society of Erie County

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The Medical Society of Erie County was founded on September 1, 1821, by the first physician in Erie County, Cyrenius Chapin, MD. It began as a means of fulfilling a requirement of New York State law, since all physicians within the state were required to belong to a local medical society at that time. Through the years, the Medical Society of Erie County has been marked by innovative physician leaders who paved the way for the development of Buffalo. Notably, by 1903, Buffalo had the lowest death rate of any city of its size in the world based on the impact of Buffalo’s health commissioner during the typhoid pandemic, Ernest Wende, MD. Furthermore, leaders of the Medical Society of Erie County founded the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and played a critical role in the development and advancement of Buffalo’s regional hospitals, both yesterday and today. As we confront today’s global pandemic, we are pleased to note that Erie County’s current health commissioner, Gale Burstein, MD, MPH, is also a distinguished member of the Medical Society of Erie County.
ISBN: 9781467107471
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 128
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Stacey Watt, MD, MBA, FASA, made the remarkable contribution of drafting all 10 chapter introductions of this book, and the current executive director of the Medical Society of Erie County, Aimana ElBahtity, Esq., drafted the book’s image narratives and back cover information. The 200th president of the Medical Society of Erie County, Robert S. Armstrong, MD, FACS, contributed the foreword.
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