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1886. Excerpt: ... OBITUARY NOTICES. LOUIS ELSBERG, M. D. The death
of Dr. Elsberg, which occurred at his home, in New York city, on
Thursday, February 19, 1885, is a marked event in the history of
laryngology in this country, and of even greater significance as
coming so quickly after that of his distinguished fellow-laborers,
von Bruns, Krishaber, Mandl, and Thomas. To Dr. Elsberg more than
to any other New York physician it was given to see tbe rise, the
advancement, and, finally, the complete success of the special
department of research in which he labored, himself meanwhile
keeping well abreast of the current of fresh discovery and
practical improvement by which so many of his predecessors and
contemporaries have, one after another, been overborne, and so many
of the old scientific landmarks carried away. Dr. Elsberg was born
at Iserlohn, Westphalen, forty-eight years ago, and came to America
with his parents when he was thirteen years old. The family settled
in Philadelphia, where they started a small shop, and the boy
became a pupil in a public school. Afterward he went to the High
School, from which he graduated, with the valedictory honor, in
1852. A position was obtained for him in an academical institution
in Winchester, Va., where he remained two years, after which he
returned to Philadelphia, and, entering the Jefferson Medical
College, took his medical degree in 1857. Immediately after
graduating he came to New York, and for six mouths was resident
physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital. He then went abroad for a year. He
returned in 1859, and at once began the active practice of medicine
in this city, but shortly turned his attention exclusively to
laryngology. In this he soon met with signal success, both as a
practitioner and as a well-grounded authority in the l...
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