Guide to the Papers of Dr. Samuel Goodman, undated, 1892, 1896, 1901-1977
 
*P-629

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call

American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie Call as MS Word document, March 5, 2009. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on August 3, 2009. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dr. Samuel Goodman
Title: Dr. Samuel Goodman, papers
Dates:undated, 1892, 1896, 1901-1977
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.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)
Identification: P-629
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note1

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.

1 Biographical information from the Papers of Dr. Samuel Goodman.

Chronology

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

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into a single series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Beth Israel Hospital (Boston, MA), I-455

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Dr. Samuel Goodman, papers; P-629; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Acquisition information for this collection is unknown.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Papers of Dr. Samuel Goodman, undated, 1892, 1896, 1901-1977

English.
Box 1.
Scope and Content:

See Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Documents of Medical Career 1901, 1917
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 Correspondence 1902-1947
3 Clippings undated, 1896, 1917
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 4 Photographs undated
1 5 B’nai Zion Educational Society 1892
1 6 History of Beth Israel Hospital 1947-1977
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