Biography of Gustave A. Hitzel
Erie County, NY Biographies


Hitzel, Gustave A., M. D., Buffalo, son of Jacob J. and Bertha J. (Drobisch) Hitzel, was born and reared in the city of Buffalo. His parents came to this country from Germany in 1853. Dr. Hitzel received his elemenary education in the public schools, and in September, 1888, he began the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Lucian Howe, who became his preceptor while at college. In May, 1892, he was graduated from the medical department of the University of Buffalo, and after passing a competitive examination he was appointed interne at the Buffalo General Hospital, where he remained one year. In May, 1893, he opened an office for the general practice of his profession at 9 East Parade avenue, where he has since resided. In June, 1893, he was appointed clinical assistant at the Buffalo Eye and Ear Infirmary, and later to the position of assistant surgeon, in which capacity he is now acting. He was married September 14, 1893, to Miss Roberta L. Cooke, of Orillia, Ontario, and to them have been born a son, Roswell C. Dr. Hitzel is a member of, and examining physician for, the Knights of the Maccabees, and is also a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. He makes a specialty of diseases of the eye and ear and of children.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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