Joseph Alfred Andrews was born in 1858 and died in
1928. He received an M.D. degree from Columbia University College of Physicians
and Surgeons in 1876 and subsequently specialized in ophthalmology and
otolaryngology. Dr. Andrews had medical offices in New York City from the early
1890s until 1896 and was active, there, in professional affairs, serving on the
staffs of several hospitals, publishing in local medical journals, and
fulfilling assignments in ophthalmological societies. In 1897 he visited Santa
Barbara, California for medical reasons and subsequently moved there
permanently, becoming a well-respected physician in the community. The papers
span twenty years and cover aspects of his professional life (notes,
correspondence, committee affairs) and of his social life (correspondence,
invitations), but almost totally missing are any personal aspects. The
collection does afford some interesting glimpses of the problems and internal
politics facing those concerned with the administration of New York's public
charity hospitals of the time.
Joseph Alfred Andrews was born in 1858 and died in 1928. He received an M.D.
degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1876 and
specialized in ophthalmology and otolaryngology. He was a member of the American
Medical Association, the American Ophthalmological Society, the American
Otological Society, and the Medical Society of the State of New York. A number
of his papers were published in New York medical journals, as listed in the
"Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office". [Dr. Andrews'
obituary appeared in the "Journal of the American Medical Association," 90:1888,
1928, and he is listed in the AMA's "Directory of Deceased Physicians".]