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Arthur Jacob Wolff

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Bacteriologist, gynecologist, medico-legal expert; born June 7, 1855, London, England; studied medicine, Texas Medical College and Hospital; assistant army surgeon, Fort Brown, Texas, 1877-1881; studied medicine, Bellevue Hospital [NY], 1881-1883, graduated with MD; moved to Hartford, 1883; married Harriet Krotoshiner, February 17, 1886; served as municipal bacteriologist, Hartford Health Department, 1893-1925; helped establish Hartford municipal laboratory with Charles P. Botsford, 1894; served as staff gynecologist, Saint Francis’s Hospital, 1897-1926; served as chief of staff, Mount Sinai Hospital, 1922-1925; died June 22, 1936, Hartford, Connecticut. Member, Hartford Medical Society; member, Hartford County Medical Society; member Connecticut Medical Society; member, Microscopic Society, London, England; member, Kings County Medical Society, New York. As expert witness, involved with trial of Amy Archer-Gilligan, 1917. Family: Harriet Krotoshiner Wolff, wife; Beatrice Wolff, daughter (died in infancy); Arthur S. Wolff 2nd, son; Arthur S. Wolff, father; Sarah Ansell Wolff, mother.

Asylum Hill Connections

Conducted public demonstrations of x-rays with William Lispenard Robb at Trinity College, February-April 1896; may have been involved in early research with Henry Green.


Sources

Unattributed, “Dr. A. J. Wolff Medico-Legal Expert, Dies,” Hartford Courant, June 23, 1936.


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William Lispenard Robb

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Professor, physicist, electrical engineer; born May 9, 1861, Saratoga, New York; Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, 1880; Master’s Degree, University of Berlin, 1883; professor of physics, Trinity College, 1885-1902; studied under H. F. Weber, Federal Polytechnic Institute, Zurich Switzerland, 1892; married Winifred Matthews, 1893; worked on the development of the underground system of Hartford Electric Light Company as well as the introduction of its steam turbines and rotary convertors; received honorary LLD, Trinity College, 1902; head, Department of Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1902-1933; died January 26, 1933, Troy New York. Consulting electrical engineer, Hartford Electric Light Company; consulting electrical engineer, New York Shipbuilding Company; consulting electrical engineer, Troy Gas Company; consulting electrical engineer, General Railway Signal Company. Member, American Physical Society; member, American Institute of Electrical Engineers; member, Phi Beta Kappa; member, Engineers Club of New York; member, Troy Club. Family: Winifred Matthews Robb, wife; Leonard D. Robb, son; Mrs. William Powers, daughter; Alexander J. Robb, father; Esther Lispenard Robb, mother.

Asylum Hill Connections

Conducted public demonstrations of x-rays with Arthur J. Wolff at Trinity College, February-April 1896; may have been involved in early research with Henry Green.


Sources

Unattributed, “Dr. Robb, 71, Formerly at Trinity, Dead,” Hartford Courant, January 27, 1933, page 4.


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