3675 N. Amesbury Road 90027
3675 N. Amesbury Road 90027 Los Feliz USA
American Colonial Revival
Myron Hunt & H. C. Chambers, architects.
History: Home of Leo Buerger, MD, surgeon. (Source: Who’s Who in Los Angeles County, 194243.) Myron Hunt was a renowned architect.
Leo Buerger lived here in 1940. Buerger was an Austrian American pathologist, surgeon and urologist. Buerger’s disease is named for him.
In 1880 his family emigrated to the United States, and he attended several elementary schools in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. At a New York City college from 1897, he obtained a (B.A.) then a general (M.A. 1901), followed by medical studies at the (College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D. 1901). He graduated from Columbia University in New York.
Initially Buerger practiced at the Lenox Hill Hospital (1901-1904), then at Mount Sinai Hospital (1904–05), then as a volunteer in the surgical clinic at Wrocław with study visits to Vienna and Paris. From 1907 to 1920, Buerger worked as a pathologist and surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital. There in 1908 he gave the first accurate pathological description of thromboangiitis obliterans or Buerger’s disease, a disease of the circulatory system associated with smoking first reported by Felix von Winiwarter in 1879.
Later, as a surgeon, Buerger practiced at several other clinics in New York: Beth David Hospital, Bronx Hospital, and Wyckoff Heights Hospital, Brooklyn. In 1917 he received a professorship at the Medical Urology Outpatient Clinic New York, which he held until 1930. He then took up a similar position of the College of Medical Evangelists, Los Angeles. Buerger alone or in collaboration wrote more than 160 articles in various scientific journals. (Wikipedia 2016)
3675 Amesbury Road (Value: 20,000): 1) Leo Buerger, head of household; white married male 60 years of age; born in Austria; doctor in private practice. 2) Ann K. Buerger, wife; white married female 36 years of age; born in New Jersey; not working. 3) Loretta M. Chinn, maid; Negro married female 41 years of age; born in Ohio; maid in a private family; earns $720. (ED-78A; Page 3B; Lines 57-59).
Type: American Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 5012 sqft
Lot Size: 8,820 sqft
Year Built: 1931