The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey was published in 1942 by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project of the Works Progress Administration of Illinois. The purpose of the project was to translate and classify selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press from 1855 to 1938. The project consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities of Chicago.

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  • The Occident -- May 20, 1887
    (No headline)

    We are pleased to not that Dr. J. Frank, has received the appointment of Chief Surgeon of the St. Elizabeth Hospital now in course of erection in this city.

    We are pleased to not that Dr. J. Frank, has received the appointment of Chief Surgeon of the St. Elizabeth Hospital now in course of erection in this city.

    Jewish
    II A 1
  • Reform Advocate -- June 26, 1891
    [Dr. Hirsch Appointed to Library Board]

    The Mayor has re-appointed Dr. Hirsch a member of the Library Board, and has appointed Mr. Rosenthal, of the law firm of Page, Eliel and Rosenthal, as a member of the Board of Education. Mr. Rosenthal is a young man, highly educated and cultured, and will prove himself a valuable member of the board. The Herald says of Hirsch's re-appointment: "The Mayor's nominations to the Library Board are excellent, especially that of Dr. Hirsch, who brings to that institution a scholar's knowledge of books." Mr. Bernard Moos is already a member of the Library Board, and Mr. Edward Rose of the Board of Education.

    The Mayor has re-appointed Dr. Hirsch a member of the Library Board, and has appointed Mr. Rosenthal, of the law firm of Page, Eliel and Rosenthal, as a member of ...

    Jewish
    II A 1, IV
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- September 02, 1891
    Dr. Mich. Mannheimer Died

    One of the best-known German physicians of this city, Dr. M. Mannheimer, died suddenly the day before yesterday at the Auditorium Hotel. About a year ago he went with his family to Europe to improve his health in the old country, as he was suffering from a disease of the brain. His hopes for improving his health, however, were shattered completely, and he recently returned to Chicago.

    Dr. Mannheimer was born in Bavaria forty-six years ago. He studied medicine at Munich, Erlangen, and Vienna, and came to Chicago in 1864. Soon after he established himself in the old Tribune building, across the street from the Sherman Hotel, he was appointed Assistant Health Commissioner. Since 1865 he was a member of the staff of physicians at the Alexian Hospital, and in a similar position he was active at the Michael Reese Hospital. About a year ago his strenuous professional activities began to react unfavorably upon his health.

    One of the best-known German physicians of this city, Dr. M. Mannheimer, died suddenly the day before yesterday at the Auditorium Hotel. About a year ago he went with his ...

    Jewish
    IV, II A 1
  • Reform Advocate -- September 04, 1891
    [Dr. Michael Mannheimer Dies]

    Dr. Michael Mannheimer died August 31, at the Auditorium Hotel. He was 46 years old. Dr. Mannheimer was well known to the citizens of Chicago as an eminent physician. He was born in the town of Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria. After studying for some time in universities at Erlanger and Munich he graduated with high honors from the University of Wurzburg.

    In 1864 he emigrated to this country and took up his residence in this city. The following year he was chozen as assistant to City Health Commissioner Rauch. After serving his connection with the city, he opened an office with Dr. Ernst Schmidt, building up an enormous practice. It was not unusual for him to spend 20 hours a day in attendance upon his patients.

    Since 1865 he had been at the head of the medical staff of the Alexian Brothers' Hospital. He occupied a similar position at the Michael Reese Hospital, of which he was one of the founders.

    Pneumonia was the immediate cause of his death, but his health had been bad 2for a year. He was buried at Mount Maariv Cemetary, where Dr. Hirsch and Dr. Schmidt delivered addresses at the grave.

    Dr. Michael Mannheimer died August 31, at the Auditorium Hotel. He was 46 years old. Dr. Mannheimer was well known to the citizens of Chicago as an eminent physician. He ...

    Jewish
    II A 1, IV
  • Reform Advocate -- October 03, 1891
    [Report on Aid to Russian Refugees]

    From the report of Dr. A. R. Levy, as superintendent of the new organization to aid the Russian refugees that come to Chicago.

    "Our work in its various phases has the attention of several organizations, which work hand in hand for a common good. The Sheltering Home, "Hachnosas Orchem", has sheltered to the 15th of this month 652 people, having given to some, shelter and food for 12 days,while others stayed at the Home but one or two days. The West Side Young Ladies' Aid Society, an organization of twenty young ladies, is looking after the management of the Home. A committee of physicians, with Dr. Meyerowitz as the daily attending medical, looks after the sanitary condition of the House and the health of the inmates.

    "The Zion Personal Service Society has enlisted in the work and has a committee daily at our office to assist the Advisory Board. This Society is handling such cases as require their help. The B.B. lodges, represented by the president of the District Grand Lodge, are also in our work.

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    "The varied work carried on by the Executive Committee can only be briefly alluded to in this report. The finding of employment for the skilled laborers and the placing of the unskilled ones, the providing for orphan children, the placing of widows in a position to support themselves and those dependent on them, and the furthering of the best insterests of the refugees by distributing the families outside of the Canal St. district - all these are matters requiring no small effort."

    From the report of Dr. A. R. Levy, as superintendent of the new organization to aid the Russian refugees that come to Chicago. "Our work in its various phases has ...

    Jewish
    II D 1, II D 8, II A 1
  • Reform Advocate -- November 14, 1891
    [School for Nurses]

    A few weeks will witness the dedication of a new and beautiful building devoted to the purpose of education, to be known as the "Michael Reese Training School." In addition to the school there will be a Lying-In Hospital for obsteterical cases. Until now, there has been no maternity ward in the Michael Reese Hospital proper.

    The architect is Simeon B. Eisendrath. The cost of the building will be $15,000, which will be furnished from the Michael Reese Trust Fund through Mrs. Henrietta Rosenfeld and Mr. Jacob Rosenberg.

    The school is in connection with the Hospital and is intended as an educational institution for nurses. The course of training will be two years. The instruction will consist of lectures by visiting resident physicians, and surgeons 2and the superintendent and head nurses, supplemented by daily practice at the bed-side of patients in the various wards. On the completion of the two year course, after passing the required examination, each student will receive his diploma.

    A few weeks will witness the dedication of a new and beautiful building devoted to the purpose of education, to be known as the "Michael Reese Training School." In addition ...

    Jewish
    II B 2 f, II D 3, II A 1
  • Reform Advocate -- November 28, 1891
    [Dr. Bettman Performs Delicate Eye Operation]

    A marvelous operation was performed recently by Dr. Boerne Bettman, the oculist of this city. The matter has created much interest in medical circles. The name of the patient is John Knight, who is a machinist employed at Beloit. On the 19th of last month he was adjusting a large screw, and striking it with his hammer, a piece flew off and struck his eye. He rubbed his eye and not feeling inconvenienced, he continued his work, but before night his eye pained him so badly that he had to leave for home.

    He consulted doctors in Beloit and Rockford to no avail. Finally, suffering greatly, he came to Chicago and consulted Dr. Bettman. The doctor detected the bit of steel in the interior of the eye-ball, first applying cocaine. With a powerful magnet he then drew out a piece of steel from 1/10 to 1/8 of an inch in length and 1/10 of an inch wide.

    The patient was then put in a dark room for two days and in four days thereafter was discharged, perfectly cured.

    A marvelous operation was performed recently by Dr. Boerne Bettman, the oculist of this city. The matter has created much interest in medical circles. The name of the patient is ...

    Jewish
    II A 1, IV
  • Reform Advocate -- February 20, 1892
    [Dr. Hirsch Appointed Professor of Rabbinical Literature]

    Dr. Hirsch has been appointed to a Professorship of Rabbinical Literature, including the departments of Modern Jewish History, Philosophy and Literature, in the University of Chicago, and without leaving the service of his congregation, will deliver courses of lectures in the University.

    Dr. Hirsch has been appointed to a Professorship of Rabbinical Literature, including the departments of Modern Jewish History, Philosophy and Literature, in the University of Chicago, and without leaving the ...

    Jewish
    II A 1, IV
  • The Occident -- September 16, 1892
    A Fitting Nomination. Mr. Philip Stein - His Biography and Eminent Legal Abilities

    As previously stated in these columns, of the nominations made by the recent Democratic convention of Cook County, we publish herewith a life-like portrait of Mr. Philip Stein, who received the unanimous nomination for Superior Court judge. Mr. Stein is well known in our city as an able jurist, and enjoys withal a host of friends. He was born in Rhenish Prussia, near Essen, the seat of Krupp's celebrated cannon factory, in 1844. He began his studies in school when only four years old. At the age of ten he came over to the United States with his parents, who settled on a farm in Wisconsin, three miles from the now well-known watering place of Waukesha. From 1854 to 1859 young Stein went to school during the Winter and worked on the farm during the Summer. He attended the high school in Milwaukee from 1859 to 1861. Mr. Stein entered the state university of Wisconsin in 1861 and took a full classical course. He made his mark as a student, and was graduated as the valedictorian of his class in June, 1865. Then Mr. Stein went to Europe and spent two years at the universities of Heidelberg, Bonn and 2Berlin, where he devoted himself to the study of the civil law, philosophy and history. Returning to America in 1867, Mr. Stein studied law in Milwaukee for two years, and was admitted to the practice of the law, late in 1868. Immediately afterward he settled in Chicago, where he has been engaged in practice ever since. During the great fire of 1871 Mr. Stein's place of business was burned and he lost all. Mr. Stein has always taken an active interest in German societies, and in July, 1872, he delivered the address at the laying of the corner stone of the present building of the Chicago Turngemeinde, 256 N. Clark street. Since then he has served two successive terms as speaker, or president, of the Turngemeinde. A few years after the fire, he also served a term as vice-president of the Germania Maennerchor. Mr. Stein was married in 1875. By a coincidence, the maiden name of Mrs. Philip Stein was Emma Stein. The fruits of this marriage are five pretty daughters, the eldest being thirteen years of age. The children speak both English and German. The only time Mr. Stein has participated in active politics was in the earlier stages of the movement in 1873 which resulted in the formation of the People's Party of Chicago and the nomination and election of Mayor Colvin. In 1887 he became a member of the firm 3of Kraus, Mayer and Stein, which was joined last March by Judge Moran, late of the Appellate court, since then the firm has been Moran, Kraus, Mayer and Stein. His partner, Adolf Kraus, the representative Bohemian, is an uncle of Mr. Stein's wife. As a practitioner, Mr. Stein has not confined himself to office practice nor to any special branch of the law. He tried the first case that was tried in a court of record in this county, after the fire. This was in the old high school on W. Monroe street, before Judge Gary, now of the Appellate court. Sidney Smith was on the other side. Mr. Stein conducted the mandamus proceedings in the Pulver insurance litigation, it will be remembered, the object of which was to compel Judge Hawes to sign a bill of exceptions. Mr. Stein was successful in this case. He also took part in the famous Lindauer litigation and the prohibition proceedings before Judge Tuley, and in the Pacific Railroad and Union Stockyards litigation. While Mr. Stein has taken an active interest in politics for several years, he has never held office. He is prominent in many Hebrew secret societies. A morning paper announced editorially, recently, the following: Mr. Stein is a lawyer or ripe experience and rare learning. Even a party adversary, the Inter Ocean admits as much, saying that he is a very learned lawyer and a man who has attained distinction at the bar; he laid a foundation for success, in thorough training.

    As previously stated in these columns, of the nominations made by the recent Democratic convention of Cook County, we publish herewith a life-like portrait of Mr. Philip Stein, who received ...

    Jewish
    IV, II A 1
  • Reform Advocate -- November 05, 1892
    [Philip Stein, Candidate for Judge of Superior Court]

    In the coming election, one of our most prominent attorneys, Mr. Philip Stein, is a candidate for Judge of the Superior Court. A large and enthusiastic meeting was held recently to ratify Mr. Stein's nomination, at which was present Julius Rosenthal, Dr. E. G. Hirsch, Morris Selz, and many other equally prominent citizens.

    A resolution was adopted urging the voters to elect Mr. Stein on the basis of his ability, character and reputation as a lawyer of eminent talent for nearly twenty-five years.

    In the coming election, one of our most prominent attorneys, Mr. Philip Stein, is a candidate for Judge of the Superior Court. A large and enthusiastic meeting was held recently ...

    Jewish
    II A 1, I F 5, IV