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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ISADORE NATHAN BLOOM, A. B., M. D., was born in Louisville, October 27, 1858, and is a son of Nathan and Rosina Bloom. The former was a member of the great dry goods firm of Louisville — Bamberger, Bloom & Co. and was a native of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany. He came to this country in 1849; was married in 1850, and died in Louisville, where he ranked as a most estimable citizen, in 1887, at the age of sixty years. The subject, Dr. Bloom, received his early education in the schools of Louisville, and in 1874, entered Yale College, from which he graduated four years later, with the degree of A. B. He then went to Harvard, where he took a medical course, and graduated as M. D. In 1881 he went abroad, and served on Prof. Kaposi’s staff in the dermatological department of the Vienna General Hospital. He returned here in 1883, and practiced medicine for one year, when he again went abroad, occupying the same position in the Vienna Hospital for one year. Again returning to Louisville he resumed the practice of medicine, making a specialty of diseases of the skin, in the treatment of which he is very successful. Dr. Bloom married Miss Fannie Corinne Peixotto, daughter of the former United States minister to Roumania, who served eight years under President Grant. They have one child — a daughter. He is the dermatologist of the Louisville City Hospital, secretary of the Louisville Clinical Society, and a member of the Louisville Medical Society, of the Mississippi Valley Medical Society, and the Louisville Surgical Society.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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