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#1 2011-09-28 18:06:21

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French Hospital-NYC circa 1956

I was born Dec. 1 1956 at the French Hospital in NYC. My mother (Blanca Torres) was a worker at the hospital. She had a relationship with one of the doctors there. He was a GYN/ Obstetrician. He was also married with one son. My mother passed away on June-2000. All I have as far as info about my father is a photograph of him and his older son. The picture has something written on the back. It is written in Italian and says the little boy in the picture is 1 !/2 years old and it is dated 1957. I am 54 years old with Cancer (Leukemia-APL), and I am not looking to start any trouble. I just would like to know how I can find out about my biological father and my half- brother? My mother was never very outright with information. She told me his name was Giuseppe Guida. I am not sure the last name is correct. Anyway, if any one has any info or can guide me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You.



#2 2011-09-29 10:41:59

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Re: French Hospital-NYC circa 1956

Good luck in your search. The Main NYC Library on 42nd & 5th should have Manhattan telephone books dating back to 1956,which may assist you in this search.

Last edited by Sal (2011-09-29 10:42:17)



#3 2011-09-30 07:49:04

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Re: French Hospital-NYC circa 1956

Sal is correct. Telephone directories on microfilm going back to the early 1900s are available on the first floor in Room 100, the Microforms Reading Room, at the southern end of the building. They're in file drawers, by borough, against the wall on your left as you enter the room.



#4 2011-11-08 17:02:17

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Re: French Hospital-NYC circa 1956

Check at the New York Academy of Medicine, on the east side of Central Park, about 105 street.  Last time I was there, the library kept business hours only.
There seem to be at least 3 directories of American doctors that were published in the 1950s and 1960s: one by the American Medical Assn., covering the country, and two covering NY State only, by the Medical Society of New York and by the New YOrk State Board of Medical Examiners. 
There are also directories of hospitals which that library should have.
The Academy keeps its material on the history of medicine in a special collections room, and this stuff may qualify as historical, by now.  When you call, ask about access.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much since then.



#5 2014-08-14 19:46:12

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Re: French Hospital-NYC circa 1956

I was born March 1963 at The French Hospital,  my birth certificate is without pertinent information.   I have been quite curious on how my original birth certificate looks.  Is there any way to obtain the original certificate that was registered at French Hospital?




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