Monday, May 7, 2012

Medical Monday - Dr. Alvin S. Rogers' Microscope

This photograph of the microsope used by Dr. Alvin S. Rogers, my husband's grandfather was quite an exciting find. This picture was found in the book published by a distant cousin of my husband, Dr. Fred B. Rogers, The Healing Art, The Medical Society of New Jersey through two centuries 1766 - 1966.  Fred Rogers was a son of Dr. Lawrence Rogers, who was a son of Irvin Rogers, and a brother of Elmer H. Rogers, Alvin's father.  Dr. Alvin S. Rogers practiced  between 1920 and 1947 in Trenton, NJ.  I don't know how Fred Rogers got possession of Alvin's microscope or the picture of it, there are no pictures on this side of the family so this is particularly precious. Dr. Alvin S. Rogers died of heart complications 23 May1937 at the age of 47.

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