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New York's Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men holds its eighteenth annual meeting

New York City, 1850s, detail
11/28/1860
New York City's Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men was founded on May 14, 1842, patterned after a similar group started in London in 1788.  It met in the afternoon at the College of Physicians and Surgeons on Fourth Avenue, elected Dr. James Anderson as its new president, and announced assets of around $2000 with a membership of 111.  Both New York and London societies remain in operation today.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men," New York Times, November 30, 1860 

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