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Dr. Jacob Fine Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-638

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the writings and memoirs of Dr. Jacob Fine during his tenure at a clinic on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. The collection also contains photographs of Dr. Fine with his surgical staff and teaching at Harvard Medical, as well as two photographs taken of him during his Bar Mitzvah (ca. 1913.) Biographical information contains a 2-page written piece (possibly written by a younger member of the family) and a typed list of Dr. Fine's medical appointments and society memberships.

Dates

  • undated, 1913-1959

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Biographical Note

Dr. Jacob Fine was born on February 10, 1900 in Brockton, Massachusetts. He received both his A.B. and M.D. from Harvard University (classes of 1920 and 1924.) After graduation, he served as House Officer at Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving back to Boston in 1926 to serve on the staff of Beth Israel Hospital. From then on, he divided his time between Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital. Although the chronology is not clear, Dr. Fine spent some time on Nantucket Island, where he wrote the memoirs and stories in this collection. Dr. Fine was a member of numerous medical societies, including fellowships with the American College of Surgeons and New York Academy of Sciences, Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine, International Surgical Society, and the American and Boston Surgical Societies. In 1964, he was the President of the Boston Surgical Society, and also served as Secretary of the Boston Committee on Medical Emigres and on the Medical Advisory Board of Hebrew University Medical School.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Overview

Dr. Jacob Fine was born on February 10, 1900 in Brockton, Massachusetts. He received both his A.B. and M.D. from Harvard University (classes of 1920 and 1924.) After graduation, he served as House Officer at Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving back to Boston in 1926 to serve on the staff of Beth Israel Hospital. From then on, he divided his time between Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Fine spent some time on Nantucket Island, where he wrote the memoirs and stories in this collection. This collection contains Dr. Fine’s writings, photographs, and biographical information.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by David Fine in December 1990.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call, 2011
Title
Guide to the Dr. Jacob Fine Papers, P-638
Author
Reprocessed by Stephanie Call
Date
2011

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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