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Dr. Samuel Goodman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-629

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains newspaper clippings, letters and a photograph pertaining to the medical career of Dr. Samuel Goodman, one of Boston's earliest Jewish physicians and founder of the Boston Medical Society. Letters to the Jewish Advocate from Goodman's daughter include basic biographical information and clarify the role Goodman played in the establishment of Beth Israel Hospital. Also included is a Board of Registration in Medicine certificate, dated 1917, and published letters and articles written by Goodman. The photograph depicts Goodman holding a suitcase with petitions regarding the Leo Frank case.

Dates

  • undated, 1892-1977

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. Samuel Goodman was a graduate of the University of the City of New York, Medical Department (now known as Cornell Medical School) and was registered to practice medicine on November 19, 1894. One of the first Jewish physicians in Boston, he served as a house officer at Bellevue Hospital in New York before settling in Boston in 1893. He founded the Boston Medical Society, the earliest Jewish Medical Society in the region, and participated in the early planning stages of Beth Israel Hospital. According to his daughter, he called the first meeting in 1896. He died in 1940.

References

  1. Materials from the collection.

Chronology

1893
Moved to Boston, Massachusetts
November 19, 1894
Registered to practice medicine in Boston
circa 1896
Called first meeting of the Boston Medical Society
1940
SG died

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)

Abstract

Dr. Samuel Goodman was a graduate of the University of the City of New York, Medical Department (now Cornell Medical School) and was one of the first Jewish physicians to practice in Boston. This collection includes clippings, letters, and a photograph pertaining to the medical career of Dr. Goodman.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information for this collection is unknown.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call, 2009.
Title
Guide to the Dr. Samuel Goodman Papers, P-629
Author
Reprocessed by Stephanie Call
Date
2009
Sponsor
Processed by Stephanie Call, Schilder Assistant Archivist, made possible by a grant from the Schilder Family Fund. This collection has been digitized, made possible by a grant from the Trustees u/w of Herman Dana.

Repository Details

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

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