Dr. Sigmond


DR. SIGMOND S. LEWANDOWSKI was born Zygmunt Lewandowski in Philadelphia on March 1, 1900 to Jacob and Catherine Lewandowski. The family moved to Camden after the 1910 Census. By 1918 they had taken up residence at 1000 Atlantic Avenue, one block away from St. Joseph Roman Cathiic Church, the heart and soul of Camden's Polish community. Besides Sigmond, the family included older sisters Mary and Laura, and younger siblings Edward, Boleslaw, Czeslaw, Mieczyslawa, and  Edward.

On September 18, 1918 Sigmond Lewandowski registered for the draft in Camden. He was then attending Temple University High School in Philadelphia. He graduated from Hahnemann Collge in 1921, and from Hahnemann Medical School in 1927. After interning for a year at the Huron Road Hospital in Clevelandd, Ohio Dr. Lewandowski returned to Camden. He was appointed a resident with West Jersey Hospital at Mt. Ephraim Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in 1929, and later was appointed tot he staff at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Lewandowski's worked both as a general practitioner and as a roentenologist, the term used at the time for what are known as radiologists tody. He was an Assistant Professor at Hahnemann Medical College, and was a member of the Camden County Medical SOciety and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Lewandowski married Estelle G. Witkowoski around 1927. The couple had one child,  son, Leonard L. By April of 1930 the  family was making their home on the corner of Mt. Ephraim and Lansdowne Avenues, 1450 Mount Ephraim Avenue. The next door neighbors were Camden firefighters, Samuel Montgomery Price and his son-in-law, Harry Chamberlin.

Sadly, Dr. Lewandowski passed away in 1939. .

World War I Draft Card

Camden Courier-Post - June 13, 1933

Children to Be Tested for Physical Fitness for Entrance in Fall 

The Parent-Teacher Association is sponsoring the first "Summer Round­Up" of Parkside School today on the ground floor of the school building. The round-up is held to make physically fit all children who will enter the school for kindergarten or first grade in the Fall. Physical examinations will be given to all children brought to the school in the morning at 10:15. 

Announcement of the round-up explained that an examination is made at this time of year in order that any defects in the child's physical condition may be corrected before he enters school in the Fall. 

Dr. William H. Pratt and Dr. S. S. Lewandowski will make the tests. They will be assisted by a school nurse. 

Mrs. Rocco Palese is president of the association, Miss Lillie Hutton, principal of the school.