Type of Work: Healthcare

Herbert Savel small-town doctor Elizabethtown

Herbert Savel on being a general practitioner in Elizabethtown

Herbert Savel has been a general practitioner since he moved to Elizabethtown from Burlington in 1971. Before that, he was an oncologist, but he says general medicine keeps him on his toes. It can be unpredictable, and making lot of house calls and getting close with his patients means he can take a more holistic […]

Nurse Jean Elk in Alexandria Bay

Nurse Jean Elk in Alexandria Bay

Born in the 1920s, Jean Elk worked at a hospital based out of a house in Alexandria Bay. The Alexandria Bay Hospital later turned into an E.J. Noble hospital. Circa 1940. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of the Alexandria Township Historical Society.

Inside Harvey’s Pharmacy in Tupper Lake

Inside Harvey’s Pharmacy in Tupper Lake

The interior of Harvey’s Pharmacy, located at 117 Park street. Pictured are Mr. Harvey and customers. Circa 1920. Tupper Lake, NY. Photo courtesy of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library.

Inside the Sunmount Pharmacy in Tupper Lake

Inside the Sunmount Pharmacy in Tupper Lake

Two pharmacists or techs inside the pharmacy at Sunmount, when it was a Veterans Administration hospital. One of the men pictured is Benjamin Cohn. 1953. Tupper Lake, NY. Photo courtesy of the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library.

Overseeing the Health & Counseling Center at SUNY Plattsburgh

Kathleen Camelo is the Family Practitioner and the Director of the Student Health and Counseling Center at Plattsburgh State; she’s been in the position since 1994, and oversaw the merging of the Health and Counseling departments. Kathleen grew up in the North Country, and here she explains why she got into medicine.

Working for the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Clinton County

From 1974 to 2004, Ursula Jones worked for the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. Located in Ogdensburg, the center serviced Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Lewis, St. Lawrence, & Jefferson Counties. She was a community worker who worked with people in the center from Clinton County. One of her jobs was to do discharge planning for people in […]