June 23 – Happy Birthday Dr. Harry Lebman

lebmanThey say all good things take time and it took a while for Dr. Harry Lebman to get to Amsterdam. He was born in Gloversville on June 23, 1908. He worked his way through both college and med school. Then, while doing his residency at Manhattan’s Gouverneur Hospital, he met a nurse named Catherine who would become better known for the next 75 years as Kay Lebman. After stops in Oklahoma and Boston, the couple finally came to Amsterdam in 1945 and opened up a private practice. With Kay serving as his office nurse, it took very little time for Dr. Lebman to become a highly respected member of Amsterdam’s medical community. The first Lebman practice was located on Guy Park Avenue. It was then moved to an office in the couples home at 87 Division Street, which was located on a plot that is now part of the Stratton Apartments complex…

You can read the rest of my story about this former Amsterdam physician in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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