M.A. Bluestone, the Doctor of Old Coney Island
It sounds like Dr. Bluestone was a true Coney Island classic:
He was a lifelong (though hardly celibate) bachelor whose constant companion was a chow-chow dog named Tootsie. There were at least three successive Tootsies. Moe seldom traveled but had a regular pinochle game with a large group of male friends. His friendly personality, medical knowledge and ready availability made him the physician for the entire area. […]
He took care of many of the "freaks," some of whom lived in the area all year. Over
the years I got to know the "fat lady," Lincoln the "strong man," the "rubber man" and many others.
Coney Island Was Jumping And 'Uncle Moe' Was Its Doctor [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
- post by Ben Nadler