A biography of and interview about Henry E. Grossman
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Smith, Donald F.
Henry E. Grossman received his DVM from Cornell University in 1938 and spent his entire professional career (1938-1998) in small animal practice in Brooklyn, New York. He was one of 17 Jewish students who matriculated in 1931 but took a leave of absence during his sophomore year and returned as a married student two years later. His wife, Florence, worked in downtown Ithaca. Establishing a companion animal practice in the waning years of the Great Depression was challenging, but the Grossman practice prevailed and Henry became a leading advocate of small animal medicine. His practice was accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. He was active in organized veterinary medicine and served as president of both the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City and the New York State Veterinary Medical Society. Florence also held leadership positions for the Auxiliary to the State Society. Dr. Grossman retired from practice for health reasons in 1998 and died in 2000. Mrs. Grossman died in January 2010.
Person interviewed: Mrs. Florence Grossman, wife of Henry E. Grossman. Interviewer: Smith, Donald F. Interview date: November 6, 2007. Interview location: New York, NY. Date biography was written: May 2012.
Henry E. Grossman; Cornell DVM 1938; Veterinary Medicine; History of Veterinary Medicine; Cornell University; New York State Veterinary Medical Society; Veterinary Medical Association of New York City; Florence Grossman; Dr. William A. Hagan