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.
Dr. Leopold Goldstein,
Dr. Henry Z. Goldstein (in hat),
Dr. Hyman I. Goldstein,
Dr. David Cooper
| Dr. Hyman I.
looking Northeast towards
"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
Jewish Yearbook for 1931-1932
Dale, H., Haddon Book Bindery
R., 1455 Broadway
Camden Courier-Post * June 23, 1933
Camden Courier-Post - February 2, 1938
MEDICAL GROUP STUDIES CASES OF OTHER YEARS
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
LIST AT COUNTY HOSPITAL ASSAILED BY DOCTOR
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.
Courier-Post - February 12, 1938
CHECKED AND DOUBLE CHECKED
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.
Dr. Hyman Isaac Goldstein is remembered by his nephew, Joseph Cooper.
Dr. Hyman I. Goldstein Wikipedia article
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