Biography of Dr. Abraham B. Grossman
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

ABRAHAM B. GROSSMAN, A. B., M. D., whose loyal stewardship is shown not only in his able and successful professional ministrations but also in effective civic and welfare work in his native city, was born and reared on Lorain Avenue, on the West Side of Cleveland. The Doctor is a son of Benjamin and Rose (Geib) Grossman, who were born in Hungary and whose marriage was solemnized in Cleveland, where the father became a successful merchant and honored and influential citizen. Benjamin Grossman was born in the year 1859, and was about twenty four years old at the time the family home was established in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1883. Here he passed the remainder of his life, his death having occurred in 1908. His widow, who was born in 1863, was reared and educated in her native land and came to the United States in 1882, in which year she became a resident of Cleveland, where she still maintains her home.

Doctor Grossman was born August 24, 1889, and in the public schools he continued his studies until his graduation from the West Side High School in 1907. In 1911 he was graduated from Adelbert College of the Western Reserve University, from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and in the medical department of the same university he was graduated as a member of the class of 1914. After having thus received his degree of Doctor of Medicine he found further technical reinforcement through the service which he gave, 1916-17, as an interne in the Michael Reese Hospital in the City of Chicago. He then engaged in general practice in his native city, but his private interests were soon subordinated to the call of patriotism, when the nation became involved in the World war. In August, 1917, the Doctor received commission as a lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps of the United States Army, his preliminary training having been received at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He was later assigned to service with the Three Hundred and Thirty second United States Infantry at Camp Sherman, Ohio, and later he was in service as surgeon at Camp Perry, this state, and Camp Merritt, New Jersey. In June, 1918, he embarked with his command at Hoboken, New Jersey, and set forth for overseas service. The regiment landed at Liverpool, England, and the Doctor was thence sent to the training camp at Chaumont, France, then the headquarters of General Pershing. Six weeks later he was assigned to duty, on the Piave front in. Italy, and he took part in the great Italian offensive movement against Austria. He remained on that sector six weeks, and was there when the Austrian Italian armistice was signed. From Italy he was ordered to Jugo Slavia and assigned to service with the Army of Occupation in control of Dalmatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania. While in Italy Doctor Grossman received promotion to the rank of captain, and he continued in service overseas until April 29, 1919, when he embarked for the voyage to his homeland. At Camp Sherman, Ohio, the Doctor received his honorable discharge, on the 20th of May, 1919, and he then resumed the active practice of medicine in Cleveland, where he mantains his office at 7828 St. Clair Avenue. Doctor Grossman is a member of the staff of Mount Sinai Hospital, with assignment to the pediatric department, is physician in charge of the Jewish Orphans Home, and also of the Welfare Association for Jewish Children. He is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Society, the Cleveland Clinical Club, and the American Medical Association. He is affiliated with the Zeta Beta Tau and the Phi Delta Epsilon college fraternities, is an appreciative and popular member of the American Legion, and is loyal and zealous in his service in connection with general civic and welfare work. He is an active member of B'nai Jeshurum Temple.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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