Dr. Henry C. Galster, as well known physician and surgeon of this city, to-day received a commission as captain in the medical section of the Officers Reserve corps of the United States army. He is now awaiting orders to leave Hudson for some concentration camp, from which he probably will be detailed to Europe.
In April Dr. Galster offered his services to the United States government, and stated that he was ready for immediate service in Europe. He was recommended for a captaincy commission, but subsequently received word that led him to believe that he would be appointed a first lieutenant.
This morning he received a communication from the office of the secretary of War, in which was his commission as captain in the medical section of the Officers' Reserve corps, which commission became effective June 15. His many friends will be delighted to learn of the designation and that he will make a most capable officer is not doubted.
Dr. Galster for some time was first lieutenant in the Medical corps of the Tenth regiment, National Guard, a position he filled in a most capable manner. He has, therefore, considerable military experience.Galster, who was 29 in 1917, lived and practiced medicine at 454 Warren Street. It is the address given on his draft registration card.
The picture below, by Walker Evans, shows the house, which is now the location of Nolita, as it was in the 1930s. Galster's shingle can be seen on the street level door.
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