Michael Ercole de Luca, M. D.
City of Troy

This biography is from Troy and Rensselaer County, New York, Volume III, by Rutherford Hayner, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York and Chicago, 1925. It was submitted by Debby Masterson.

MICHAEL ERCOLE de LUCA, M. D., as a specialist in surgery has devoted his entire time to that work in Troy, New York, for a number of years with marked success. He is actively associated with many societies and clubs in this city and elsewhere. His parents are Guy and Lisa (Cirrilo) de Luca, both now deceased. Dr. de Luca was born in Candeta, Province of Fioggia, Italy, March 2, 1888.

Michael Ercole de Luca first attended private schools in his native country, and when his family came to America, in 1898, and settled in Troy, New York, he entered the public schools there, graduating from Troy Academy in 1907. It was his ambition to became a physician, so he attended the Albany Medical College, from which he was graduated in 1911, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Until 1912 he was an interne at the Troy Hospital, and in the same year commenced to practice medicine in that city. After pursuing post-graduate work, he specialized in gynecology with a view to discontinuing general practice, which he has done, being at present attending gynecologist with the Troy Hospital. His club membership is in the following: American Medical Association; New York State Medical Society; Rensselaer County Medical Society; Italian Surgical Society of the United States; honorary member of the Italian Surgical Society of Rome, Italy; Italian Columbus Social Club of Troy; and the Van Schaick Golf Club. He is a contributor to medical literature, and when circumstances permit of recreational interest he plays golf and travels extensively.

On July 2, 1912, Dr. de Luca was married to Helen F. Fitzpatrick, of Troy, and three children were born to them: Paul Michael, Lisa Helen, and Arthur Anthony. The family residence is at No. 149 Third Street.

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