Biography of Alfred M. Bergstein
Cambria County, PA Biographies





Dr. Alfred M. Bergstein, a prominent young physician and surgeon of Cresson, is a veteran of the World War. He was born in Philadelphia, June 6, 1891, and is the son of Samuel and Rachael (Ulm) Bergstein.

Samuel Bergstein was born in Germany and at the age of 14 years emigrated to this country. He was a traveling representative of a Los Angeles, Cal., merchandise firm for many years and is now retired. His wife is also a native of Germany. To Mr. and Mrs. Bergstein four children were born: Minnie, lives at Buffalo, N. Y.; Milton, lives at Pottsville, Pa.; Jeanette, died in infancy; and Alfred M., the subject of this sketch.

Dr. Alfred M. Bergstein attended the public schools of Pottsville, Pa., and in 1915 received his degree as Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He served his interneship at the Polyclinic Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., at the Willard Parker Hospital for Contagious Diseases, New York City, and at the Manhattan Maternity, New York City. He also took a post graduate course in pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1922-23. He established his practice at Cresson. Dr. Bernstein also has an office at Gallitzin, Pa., and divides his time between the two places.

During the World War Doctor Bergstein served in France as a captain in the Medical Corps, and was severely wounded in action. He was decorated with the French Croix de Guerre and the American Distinguished Service Cross.

Doctor Bergstein is identified with the Cambria County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania State Medical Association, and the American Medical Association, he is a member of the American Legion, Summit Country Club, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Elks Lodge. Doctor Bergstein has been unusually successful in his work and is deservedly popular in the community.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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