A consulting surgeon at many New York hospitals, he wrote "The Origin of Bellevue Hospital" which was published in The NEw -York Historical Society Quarterly (37, July 1953, 204-27). A member of numerous medical organizations, he was a distinguished surgeion and after a long career he retired in 1852. Dr. Beekman was a member of The New-York Historical Society; he was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1935 and served as the 23rd president of the Society from 1947 to 1956.
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