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John Henry Grossman

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John Henry Grossman

From a Christmas card he and wife, Marya, sent out to friends.
BornAugust 17, 1914
Rochester, New York
DiedSeptember 8, 1992 (age 78)

Dr. John Henry Grossman (1914-1992) was an M. D., specializing in surgical and medical gynecology, that was a magic historian and collector.


He was co-founder Magic Collectors Association in 1949, which in 1971 unanimously voted him their Honorary Lifetime President.

He wrote the column Ask the Doctor in M-U-M (which began vol. 47, no. 7, December 1957 and ran for over 20 years) and "Americana" in the Magic Circular.[1]

He was elected into the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame (1977)[2]


  1. Cover M-U-M 1962 April
  2. Obit Genii 1992 November