Altschuller Papers, 1857-1984

Altschuller Papers

Biographical Note

Historical Note

Dr. Gregory Altschuller (1895-1983) was born in Russia and received his medical degree in Prague. He moved to the United States in 1938, where he was an internist at the Roosevelt Hospital and a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. His father, Dr. Isaac Altschuller (1870-1943), was a Russian physician specializing in tuberculosis. While living in the Crimea, he was a personal physician to Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection documents the lives and work of Dr. Gregory Altschuller and his father Dr. Isaac Altschuller. The collection contains articles, reprints, typescripts, novels, and biographical materials. Of particular interest are accounts of Dr. Isaac Altschuller's experiences with Tolstoy and Dr. Gregory Altschuller's memories as a child in the house of Chekhov. Many documents are photocopies.

Administrative Info

Collection processed and described by Rebecca Pou

Requests for permission to quote from or publish any materials should be directed to the reference librarian or curator in writing.

Preferred Citation

Altschuller Papers. The Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room, New York Academy of Medicine Library.


Donated by Gregory Altschuller, date unknown.

Collection Contents

Series 1: Isaac Altschuller

Box 1    Folder 1    Biographical Materials, - undated, 1882-1938.
Box 1    Folder 2    Memoirs of Leo Tolstoy, - undated.
Box 1    Folder 3    Photo of Isaac Altschuller and Leo Tolstoy and related materials, - undated, 1977-1978.

Series 2: Gregory Altschuller

Box 1    Folder 4    Biographical Materials, - 1939-1982.
Box 1    Folder 5    Papers, Articles and Reprints, - 1922-1929.
Box 1    Folder 6    Papers, Articles and Reprints, - 1930-1939.
Box 1    Folder 7    Papers, Articles and Reprints, - 1956, 1967, 1979.
Box 1    Folder 8    Papers, Articles and Reprints, - undated.
Box 1    Folder 9    Bezdomnye, - 1958.
Box 1    Folder 10    The Uprooted, - 1958.
Box 1    Folder 11    The Uprooted, - 1958.
Box 1    Folder 12    Tzar I doctor related materials,
Box 1    Folder 13    Delo Tveritinova related materials,
Box 1    Folder 14    Early Arab Science and Scientists, - undated, 1857, 1979-1980.
Box 1    Folder 15    Miscellaneous, - undated.
Box 1    Tzar I doctor, - 1951.
Box 1    Delo Tveritinova, - 1963.

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Index Terms

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Medicine -- Russia -- HistorySearch ArchiveGrid
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910Search ArchiveGrid
Chekhov, A. P. (Anton Pavlovich), 1860-1904Search ArchiveGrid
Altschuller, Isaac Naumovich, 1870-1943Search ArchiveGrid