Robert Abbe

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Robert Abbe was born in New Your City back in 1851. He received his education at the College of the City of New York and Columbia University receiving his MD in 1874. From 1877 and 1884 he served as surgeon and professor of surgery at the New York Hospital and the New York Babies Hospital. He is credited with the (lip switch flap), I’ve looked this up and found it interesting just before breakfast….

Anyway onward we go. The plastic surgical laboratory at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York is named for him. He lectured on the subject of surgery and was a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia as well as being Vice-President of the Academy of Medicine. He treated Marie Curie and has many photos of her during her treatment with radium. He introduced the practice of using radiation to treat cancer having founded the science of radiation oncology.

He was a vigorous opponent of the use of tobacco. In his spare time, he started collecting Native American artifacts, realizing the need for safe permanent storage. He amassed a sizeable collection which now can be seen at “The Abbe” one of the first museums built in Maine. The museum is only one of two remaining private trailside museums in the National Parks near president day Lafayette National Park. He died in 1928 at the age of 76.

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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  Sounds like quite the accomplished doctor with many varied interests.  You constantly remind me of just how little history I know.

Jul 27, 2016 09:28 PM #1
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am positive that were Robert Abbe to see the strides Oncology Treatment has improved, he would be very proud, Great choice for biographies today, James Dray !

Jul 27, 2016 09:32 PM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray,

Wow..another history tidbit that is very interesting! Robert Abbee was an accomplished doctor with such a varied background..thanks for sharing.

Jul 27, 2016 09:52 PM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Excellent life and to just goes to show you the power of the mind.

Jul 27, 2016 10:09 PM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This a really good one today. Such a creative and neat guy.

Jul 27, 2016 10:16 PM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

The procedure I am familiar with but not whom started it.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 27, 2016 11:30 PM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great innovator in the field of medicine and surgery...Thanks for another wonderful bit of information.  A

Jul 28, 2016 01:34 AM #7
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Wow...he treated Madame Curie? That is pretty special, and led to some medical advices that are helping so many people today. Thanks for sharing this interesting story. 

Jul 28, 2016 08:03 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- I have to agree with Gabe Sanders you remind me of just how little history I know. 

Jul 28, 2016 10:12 AM #9
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the investing story about Robert Abbe.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 28, 2016 12:44 PM #10
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Robert Abbe seemed to live a full life and we all have - and still -  are benefiting from his education, principles, hard work, and knowledge.

Aug 06, 2016 01:50 PM #11
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