Alfred Braun Papers, 1898-1983

Alfred Braun Papers

Biographical Note

Biographical Statement

Dr. Braun was born in Hungary in 1879. He attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (class of 1902) and specialized in Otolaryngology. A gifted portrait painter, he was one of the founders and past officers of the New York Physicians Art Club. He authored Sinus Thrombophlebitis (1928), as well as Cerebellar Abscess (1916) and The Labyrinth (c1913), both coauthored with Isidore Friesner.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes books, correspondence, photographs, reproductions of art work, passport, medals, and a ms. notebook, all having belonged to Dr. Braun.

Administrative Info

Collection processed and described by Doris Strauss, 2015.

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

Preferred Citation

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


Gift of Ms. Louise Spain.

Collection Contents

Box 1    Rolled panoramic photograph of Ninth International Otological Congress participants - 1912
Box 1    Envelope containing 1931 US passport, undated photograph, and reproductions of artwork
Box 1    Leather purse containing undated medal from the American Physicians Art Association
Box 1    Boxed “Award of Merit Oil 1947” from the American Physicians Art Association - 1947
Box 1    Boxed “Award of Merit Oil 1949” from the American Physicians Art Association - 1949
Box 1    Framed “3rd Award 1961” from the American Physicians Art Association - 1961
Box 1    Framed photograph of Dr. Braun - 1931
Box 1    The Class of 1902 College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City, inscribed Dec. 28, 1949 - 1949
Box 1    2 copies of Cerebellar Abscess by Drs. Isidore Friedner and Alfred Braun - 1916
Box 1    Sinus Thrombophlebitis by Dr. Alfred Braun - 1928
Box 1    Spoon [melon baller], made in Germany from The Wanamaker Stores - n/d
Box 1    Large metal nameplate: Dr. A. Braun - n/d
Box 1    Folder 1    The New York Physician and American Medicine - June 1955
Box 1    Folder 2    Facsimile of February 1887 Audubon - 1987
Box 1    Folder 3    Correspondence, misc. - 1917-1983
Box 1    Folder 4    Correspondence - 1912-1917
Box 1    Folder 5    Correspondence - 1917
Box 1    Folder 6    Correspondence, misc. - 1919-1983
Box 1    Folder 7    Weir's Black-board headings used in the lectures on surgery with lecture notes - 1898
Box 1    Folder 8    Reprint, "A Case of Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis Complicating Suppurative Labyrinthitis” by Dr. Alfred Braun - 1913

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This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The New York Academy of Medicine Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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