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Posted by Rabinowitz on Wednesday, June 28th 2017:

In Reply to: Re: Dr. David J. Prince posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 28th 2017:

Steve, I also went to Dr. Prince; he was my Doctor for twelve years, until I left Brooklyn. I last saw him in 1975. I corresponded with him briefly, in 1981, after he retired to Florida. He told me that he missed the practice of medicine, but was enjoying playing gold. I never saw him smoking. However, one day when I went to see him on an office call, he volunteered that he just stopped smoking, after 40 years. I had no idea he had smoked, until he told me! I really miss him today, as he was kind, and was sincerely interested in his patients. I remember that he kept all of his patients records on small index cards, which were jammed into a small metal file cabinet. Sometimes, it was hard to open that file, because everything was packed tightly together. I remember when Smallpox vaccines were still required, if one traveled abroad. Dr. Prince gave me those shots. Years later, they were no longer required. One last matter, if one had a bad cold, Dr. Prince would make you bend down, and give you a penicillin shot, in your backside. I always argued with him, why
he couldn't give me that shot in the arm. I don't mind telling you, that it was uncomfortable to sit down for a few days, after getting a shot in that area. Through the early 1970's, he charged no more than $8.00 for an office call. He didn't charge extra for house calls. May G-d bless his memory, and the other fine family Physicians of his generation, who cared about their patients. Incidentally, there was another Doctor, across the street, in the apartment building on the Northwest corner of Foster Avenue and Westminster Road, whose name was Dr. Sunshine. In addition, there was another Doctor also on Westminster Road, across the street (it may have not been directly across the street). I don't remember his name, but I had to go there one time, when Doctor Prince was out of town.

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