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A PORTRAIT of Albert C. Furstenberg, MD, hangs in the entrance foyer of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute in Ann Arbor, Mich, the largest and best equipped building in the world designed and dedicated to research on the ear. The placement of this portrait is an appropriate crowning achievement to a career unique in medical education and in otolaryngology in America.
Born May 27, 1890, of William C. Furstenberg and Emma Jane Kerr Furstenberg in Saginaw, Mich, Albert spent many happy boyhood hours in his father's sawmill, and in his canoe on the Saginaw River with dog and gun, acquiring a lifelong love of nature and the outdoors. He attended the University of Michigan where he received his BS degree in 1913 and his MD degree in 1915. This was followed by internship and otolaryngologic training at the University of Michigan Hospitals. Following military service in World War I, as
SHAMBAUGH GE. Albert C. Furstenburg, MD. Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;82(1):NP–NP. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00760010004001