Alexander, David E. (1876 - 1960)

Alexander, David E. (1876 - 1960)

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Alexander delivered more than three thousand babies during his career. In his day, he was better remembered as a hero of the 1904 General Slocum disaster. As a young doctor making a call in the South Bronx, he heard commotion of people watching the excursion boat afire with screaming mothers and children. He jumped in a small boat, rowed out towards the Slocum, pulled some lucky survivors out of the water, and administered medical attention. A New York native, he graduated from City College and, in 1900, from Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical services were rendered in three wars.
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