Lo Strano Medico; The Strange Doctor from My Corner of Boston

Jan 07, 2016 794

by Nicholas Dello Russo

There was never a shortage of doctors in the North End, they were on every corner, up one flight. Most were Italian/American but some were Jewish, left over from when the North End had a substantial Jewish population.

Common wisdom was, if you were only a little bit sick you went to one of the Italians but if you were really sick you had to go to one of the Jewish doctors. These doctors all made house calls and most children were delivered at home. 

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Source: http://northendwaterfront.com/

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