San Francisco County
Nicholas Russel, M.D.
M.D., whose office is at No. 1529 California street, has been a resident of California
since 1887 and has been engaged in the practice of medicine since 1875. He was born in Mogeleff,
Russia, in 1850, and received his early education in the public schools of that
city, where he attended eight years, graduating in 1868. He studied law one year in the University of
St. Petersburg, and in 1869 commenced the study of medicine in the University
of Kief, where he graduated in 1875, after a full
course of five years, and received his degree as Doctor of Medicine. In 1877 he took a further degree as Doctor of
Medicine at the University of Bucharest, Roumania. He was appointed Surgeon of the Roumania
army, and served in that capacity during the Russo-Turkish war, his work being
conducted in the hospitals at Pitesti. Next he was engaged in the Roumania civil hospital service two years, and from that
time until 1882 he practiced medicine in Paria, in
Geneva, Switzerland, in the city of Olges, Algiers,
Africa, and Constantinople. In 1883 Dr.
Russel established himself in Philipopolis, Bulgaria,
where he remained until coming to California in 1887, the unhealthy climate of
that city having compelled him to come to this State. Before leaving Bulgaria both Dr. Russel and
his wife, Dr. Leocadie Russel, were employed by the
Bulgarian government in the hospitals during the late Servian
war. It was while engaged in hospital
service during that war that Dr. Russel met his wife, who was also a surgeon in
that service. Since coming to San
Francisco both the Doctor and his wife have been in the practice of their
special branches of the medical professional; he of the diseases of the eye,
ear and throat, and she of the diseases
of women and children. Dr. Russel is a
member of the State Medical Society of California, and of the County Medical
Society of San Francisco.
by David and Joyce Rugeroni.
Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 2, Page 200, Lewis
Publishing Co, 1892.
© 2005 David and Joyce Rugeroni.
California Biography Project
San Francisco County
Golden Nugget Library