Maximilian Stern, MD
1878 - 1946
Maximilian Stern, MD received his medical degree from the Physicians and Surgeons College of Columbia in New York City in 1900. In the early 1930s, probably within several years after he had developed the Stern resectoscope, he shifted his practice to southern Florida, but continued to practice on a limited basis in New York City until 1937. Because of his limited presence in New York City, he resigned from the New York Academy of Medicine after he had been a member of a number of Manhattan hospitals. Dr. Stern was the attending urological surgeon and medical director of the Broad Street Hospital in New York from 1916 to 1926, consultant urological surgeon at the Harbor Hospital and attending urological surgeon at the Manhattan State Hospital until 1930. He maintained his affiliation with the New York Hospital for Joint Diseases and published articles on podiatric medicine until 1936.