Dr. Hyman

DR. HYMAN I. GOLDSTEIN was born in Baltimore MD on November 2, 1887, the oldest of four children of Solomon Joseph and Rose Zuckerman Goldstein. The Goldsteins moved to Camden NJ in the mid 1890s, and within a short time settled on Broadway, south of Kaighn Avenue. Of the other Goldstein children, both Leopold Z. Goldstein and Henry Z. Goldstein would also become doctors. Daughter Sadie who would marry Dr. David E. Cooper, who practiced dentistry in Camden and South Jersey for many years.

Hyman I. Goldstein was a 1905 graduate of Camden High School. attended the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his doctorate in 1909. He spent his internship at the Mount Sinai Hospital, the Northwestern General Hospital as well as at the Philadelphia General Hospital, and subsequently worked as an internist in Camden, New Jersey. At the time of the 1920 census, the Goldstein family was living at 1425 Broadway in Camden, and Dr. Goldstein was already engaged in the practice of medicine. He married Dorothy Wessel shortly thereafter. The marriage produced three children, Joan, Alice and Louis Marshall. Marshall later also became a physician, practicing in Miami, Florida. 

Dr. Goldstein practiced medicine, specializing in gastroenterology, and was involved in research, devoting much time to the study of Rendu-Osler-Weber disease. He contributed to the third edition of Textbook of Medical Diagnosis (Philadelphia, 1925) by James Meschter Anders (1854-1931) and L. Napoleon Boston (1872-1931). This book was first published in 1911. He also contributed to the book International Clinics (Philadelphia, 1918, 1921, 1927) as well as numerous journals. He was also worked closely on many cases with Dr. I.S. Ravdin, of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also noted as the discoverer of Goldstein's Toe Sign, a clinical sign characterized  by increased space between the great toe and its neighbors, in cases of Down's Syndrome and occasionally in cretinism.

Dr. Goldstein ran for coroner as a Democrat twice, in 1914 and in 1925, and for New Jersey State Assembly in 1928. He was unsuccessful in these ventures, however.

Dr. Hyman Goldstein was still practicing medicine at 1425 Broadway as late as 1951. He passed away in 1954, and is buried in New Camden Cemetery in Camden NJ.

Dr. Goldstein's maternal uncle was Austrian timber magnate Isidor Zuckermann

Philadephia Inquirer - April 3, 1918

Dr. Hyman I. Goldstein - Dr. W. W. Kain

Philadephia Inquirer - September 13, 1918

Dr. Hyman I. Goldstein - Abram Lipitz - Rosa Goldstein

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 14, 1919

Dr. Hyman I. Goldstein - Eva Lipitz Goldstein

Left to Right:
Dr. Leopold Goldstein,
Rose Goldstein,
Dr. Henry Z. Goldstein (in hat),
 Dr.  Hyman I. Goldstein,
unknown man,
Dr. David Cooper

The family seeing
Dr. Henry Goldstein
off for graduate medical study
in France and Vienna.

Camden Courier-Post - January 9, 1928

 Dr.  Hyman I. Goldstein
Atlantic Avenue
looking Northeast towards

About 1929

"I have a feeling the time is about 1928/30, because the car is probably the sme one he used in making medical calls around Camden. Sometimes he would take his kids and me in the back seat, which was loads of fun. Interesting to note, that when he made calls, he always wanted the kids to come along, and later, when I was older and visiting him, he would take me with him. During the depression, the city/govt. arranged for medical visits by doctors to the home and paid, I believe, $2 for each chit that the doctor handed or mailed into a central office."

Joseph Cooper, February 2004


Camden Courier-Post - August 27, 1928

American Jewish Yearbook for 1931-1932
Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia PA - 1931



Dale, H., Haddon Book Bindery


Adlen, R., 1455 Broadway
Arnoff, Rabbi Nachman, 1254 Langham Avenue 
Brown, Barney B., 1222 Langham Avenue
Conston, H., 707 Broadway
Cooper, Dr. David E., 1314 Broadway 
Cooperson, Leon, 40 North 4th Street
Feldman. J., 422 Kaighn Avenue 
Feldsher, R., 800 Broadway
Fine, Florence, 520 Kaighn Avenue
Fox, P., 1122 Broadway
Fridrick, H. E., 2587 Baird Boulevard
Fuhrman, Abe, 444 Broadway
Furer, Jacob L., 602 Wilson Building
Goldstein, Dr. Hyman I., 1125 Broadway
Grossberg, J., 827 Broadway
Heine, Samuel, 910 Broadway 
Hermann, I. H., 300 Broadway
Jaspan, H., 631 Grant Street
Kaplan, S., 804 Wilson Building
Levy, W. H., 2554 Baird Boulevard
Liberman, Lewis, 307 Market Street
Lichtenstein, H. S., 1450 Wildwood Avenue
Markowich. H. W., 1277 Kenwood Avenue
Markowich, S. N., 1221 Haddon Avenue
Markowitz, L. L., 808 Broadway
Marritz, Mark, 521 Cooper Street
Miller, S. N., 548 Federal Street
Naden, Jacob, 773 Kaighn Avenue
Natal, Benjamin, 1491 Greenwood Avenue
Newman, A., 1178 Haddon Avenue
Ostroff, William, 1196 Haddon Avenue
Palitz, Sarah L., 514 Federal Street
Polivnick. Miss C., 1449 Ormond Avenue
Rose, Leon H., 511 Income Insurance Building (300 Broadway)
Rosenfeld, R. H., 3046 Federal Street
Udell, W., 504 Kaighn Avenue
Visor, David L., 23 Broadway
Weitzman, Israel, 1456 Haddon Avenue
Yuschinsky, Miss Dora E., 520 Liberty Street
Zinman, Philip, 548
Federal Street

Camden Courier-Post * June 23, 1933

Camden High Presents Diplomas to Class Of 261 
Many Prizes Awarded; Judge Wells Makes Address

Win Prizes

The need of more religious education was stressed by Judge Harold B. Wells, of Bordentown, in addressing 264 graduates of Camden High School and more than 1500 relatives and friends who attended commencement exercises yesterday. 

Awards of the main scholarships and prizes were announced as follows: 

Alumni Scholarships- Tuition in University of Pennsylvania, awarded to C. Albertus Hewitt, president of Senior class; $300 toward tuition in any college chosen, awarded to Esther Hill, first honor student. 

W. F. Rose Public Speaking Contest prizes of $15 each- Awarded to Cecelia Cummings and Jack Sosenko, both of January Class. 

ESTHER HILL                             CECELIA CUMMINGS
who were granted awards at graduation ceremonies
at Camden High School yesterday

"We need more religion and more devotion," Judge Wells said, "not more money or more education. Don't boast that you don't believe in God. The whole world and all the progress it ,has made is based on a belief in God. 

"Don't sneer at religion until you know something about it-and then you won't sneer. Live for today. Don't worry about yesterday and don't think of tomorrow. Don't be a grouch- the divorce courts today are filled with grouches." 

Thomas W. Trembath, vice principal of the high school, brought a momentary hush on the large audience when he announced that Miss Clara S. Burrough, high school principal who is retiring, was not well enough to attend this, her last commencement. 

Trembath announced at the same time that students were planning to present Miss Burrough with a chair and other gifts. The movement, he said, began among students a week ago and had swept through the school surprisingly swift. 

All members of the board of education were present. In the absence of Miss Burrough, Samuel E. Fulton, president of the board, presented diplomas. Trembath presented members of the class for graduation honors. 

The invocation opening the exercises was offered by the Rev. W.W. Ridgeway, rector of St. Wilfred's Episcopal Church, Camden. 

Among the officials present were Albert M. Bean, county superintendent of schools; Dr. Leon N. Neulen, city superintendent; Charles S. Albertson, former county superintendent; Dr. William H. Pratt, chief medical inspector; Albert Austermuhl, secretary of the education board, and Lewis Liberman, assistant city solicitor. 

The valedictory and salutatory addresses were dispensed with at the high school last year and supplanted with faculty choices of speakers to represent the boys and girls of the class. 
Robert Knox Bishop, chosen to represent the boys, delivered an essay entitled "Capital Punishment and Modern Civilization." Representing the girls, Clara E. Marie Krause de livered an essay on "Music and Moods." Other honor students are Esther E. Hill, Caroline Emhof and Evelyn Harriet Ratcliffe. 

The musical part of the program follows; . "Die Schone Galathea," by Von Suppe; Farandole from "L' Arlesienne," by Bizet; Washington Post March by Sousa; Triumphal selections from "Blossomtime," by Romberg- all by the High School orchestra. There will be one chorus, "Blue Danube Waltz," by Strauss. 

As a special tribute to her work for Camden High, Miss Lucy Dean Wilson, in charge of public speaking and dramatics, and formerly musical director, was invited by Fulton to conduct the chorus in its final number. Miss Wilson took the baton from Robert B. Haley, musical director, and directed the singers. Miss Wilson is retiring this year. 

The commencement was the thirty­fourth and last annual commencement at the High School. In September it will become the Camden Academic High School under a reorganization plan that will make Woodrow Wilson Junior High School the Camden Commercial High School. 

Prizes were awarded as follows: 

Philomathean Society Prize, $10, Ruth Brennan, student in fourth year class doing. most meritorious work in English composition. 

Class of 1916 Prize in Drawing, $5, Ida Marland, 

Solomon J. and Rosa Goldstein Prizes, $5 each, given by Dr. Hyman I. Goldstein, to Howard Ruffie and Clara Krause, students attaining highest standing in science covering not less than two years of work. 

B'nai Brith Prizes, one of $15, to Elmer Pont, and $10, to Clara Krause, for high standing in mathematics. 

Class of 1923 prizes, two of $10 each, to Richard Call and Esther Hill; students showing greatest ability in athletics. 

Class of 1924 prizes, four of $5 each, to Rose DiMuro, Esther Hill, George M. Minter and Samuel Blood, good, students of January and June class with highest standing in commercial subjects.

Woman's Club prize in American History, $10, to Charles Bray, highest standing In American History. 

Department of Literature of Camden Woman's Club prizes of $10, to Alfred Pikus and Constance Di Giuseppe, for standing in English in junior year. 

Woman's Club prize in domestic science, $10, to Evelyn Cowgill, to sophomore with highest-standing in domestic science.

Mary McClelland Brown prize, $10, established by classes of 1931, to Cecelia Cummings, highest average in French through three year course. 

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Philadelphia award, a book, "The Epic of America," autographed by the author, James Truslow Adams, to Clara Krause, highest average in academic course on completing four years of Latin. 

Beethoven Club, prize for Musical Activity (new) awarded to Leonard Zondler. 

Camden Courier-Post - February 2, 1938


Among case reports presented for discussion at a meeting of the Camden County Medical Society last night was one of a thigh fracture handled by a physician in 1866. It was presented by Dr. Paul M. Mecray.

Others presenting case reports were Dr. H. I. Goldstein, Dr. G. F. West, Dr. O. R. Kline, Dr. J. N. Barroway, Dr. T. B. Lee and Dr. P. H. Thompson. 

More than 70 members of the society attended the meeting, which was held in the Camden City Dispensary, 725 Federal street

Dr. J. Lynn Mahaffey, president of the society, conducted the meeting.

Camden Courier-Post - February 3, 1938

Goldstein Criticizes Rule of Lakeland Institution in Message to Pinner

Charging preference is shown to Cooper Hospital staff physicians at the county general hospital in Lake land, Dr. Hyman L Goldstein yester day called upon Dr. Warren E. Pinner, freeholder who, heads the general hospital committee, to take action.

Dr, Goldstein criticized Drs. Frank O. Stem and Paul M. Mecray in a communication to Dr. Pinner, which follows:

"May I suggest to you and your committee that it would accrue to the benefit of the county institutions and the services if you arrange to appoint (only part time, of course) a physician-in-charge, or medical director, of Lakeland General Hospital, at $1000 or $1200 per annum, and another physician-in-charge, or medical director for the mental institution at $1200.

Favors Medical Director

"While it is true that half the salary of the medical director of the mental hospital is returned to the county by the state, the small added outlay for a medical director of the General Hospital would give you much better service, and would make it easier and more satisfactory to work out your medical problems for this hospital with your hospital committee (of the Freeholders).

"I also call your attention to the fact that Dr. Paul M. Mecray, of Moorestown, Burlington County, is 67 years of age, and not a resident of Camden. In most of the approved and accredited active general hospitals, chief surgeons are automatically retired when they reach the age of about 62.

"Thus last year Professor P. Brooke Bland, of Jefferson Hospital, was automatically retired as active surgeon upon reaching the age of 62.

Cooper Favored He Says

'''It also appears to be unfair to the Camden physicians and surgeons and there are about 300 qualified physicians listed in the American Medical directory for Camden city and county- that Drs. Stem and Mecray Should complete an entire staff of 20 or 22 for Lakeland General Hospital- a county-owned public charity hospital- limited, with one or two exceptions, to the members of the Cooper Hospital staff.

"It is also unfair for Dr. Stem to permit several of these physicians to operate on pay patients- that is, patients who pay fees for operations, at the county-owned public charity hospital. Why not permit all qualified physicians and surgeons of Camden city and county to treat pay patients at Lakeland General Hospital if such accommodations are afforded and given patients of the above limited "preferred" Stem-Mecray list? Lakeland General is not a private corporation, and should not be permitted to be thus controlled.

Camden Courier-Post - February 12, 1938

The new edition of the Who's Who in America Jewry" lists eight residents of Camden among the 10,140 Jewish notables in Camden, to wit: Bernard Bertman, A. M. Ellis, Dr. Hyman Goldstein, I. B. Levine, Herman Natal, Rabbi N. H. J. Riff, Leon H. Rose and Samuel Shane.

1938-1939 Who's Who in American Jewry

Dr. Hyman Isaac Goldstein is remembered by his nephew, Joseph Cooper.

Dr. Hyman I. Goldstein Wikipedia article