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Arthur L. Esserman, M.D. Medical Equipment and Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B109

Dr. Arthur Esserman was born in 1898 and died in Denver, Colorado on June 18, 1952. He was an intern at Children's Hospital in Denver from 1924 to 1926 and practiced pediatric medicine in Denver from 1926 to 1952. He was also on the staff at Children's Hospital. The collection illustrates the medical practice of a prominent pediatrician in Denver.

Dates

  • 1920-1952
  • Majority of material found in between 1930-1939

Creator

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a medical bag, instruments, a prescription blank, diplomas, testimonials, photographs, and leather notebooks with symptoms and treatments from Dr. Esserman's practice from 1924 to 1952.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Losos Esserman, M.D. was a prominent Denver pediatrician. He was born January 24, 1898 in St. Louis, Missouri and died in Denver, Colorado on June 18, 1952. He was an intern at Children's Hospital in Denver from 1924 to 1926 and practiced pediatric medicine in Denver from 1926 to 1952. He was a partner of Dr. Emanual Friedman, who was a early pediatrician and Dr. Esserman's mentor. Dr. Esserman initiated one of Denver's first medical buildings. He was also on the staff at Children's Hospital. He married Pauline Rothbaum and they had one son, Paul Esserman.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series: 1. Medical Equipment, between 1930-1939. 2. Papers and Photographs, between 1924-1952.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paul Esserman on March 14, 1997.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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