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Joseph Francis McCarthy, MD
1874 - 1965

Joseph Francis McCarthy, MD, born June 12, 1874 in Yonkers, New York, attended a local parochial school and subsequently obtained a pharmacy degree in 1896 at the New York College of Pharmacy. After a couple of years working as a pharmacist, he entered Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and finished with a medical degree in 1901. After an internship at Bellevue Hospital and subsequently as their house surgeon, Dr. McCarthy continued his studies in 1904 at the urologic clinics of Berlin, Vienna and Paris. After his return to the United States, he worked at the New York Postgraduate Medical School and Hospital and was appointed professor of urology in 1917. He also became a clinical professor at the Columbia University College and in 1938 accepted the directorship of the department of urology at the New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital until 1940.

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