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Dr. Fred Pipito

Dr. Fred Pipito

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Doctor Feori Pipito was born in Albany, New York in 1917 to Salvatore and Nancy Pipito. His parents who had emigrated from Sicily, worked hard to raise and educate their five children in the Italian section of the city in the years between the two world wars. Feori Pipito, proud of his roots and heritage never Anglicized his name. After public school he went on to attend Union College and then Albany Medical College, where he received his medical degree. After interning at the University of Chicago he entered the military in 1945.

He served as Chief American Doctor at a prison camp near Dusseldorf, which held over 100,000 German prisoners. Sixty-Five German doctors worked under his supervision. After the war, Doctor Pipito returned to the United States and established a general practice in Amsterdam New York. When anyone met “Doc” his understanding countenance and assured demeanor instantly caused them to think “Country Doctor”. Over his long career he delivered over 1,000 babies, kept a black doctor bag and made house calls until he died.