Guide to the Memoirs of Dr. Jacob Fine, undated, 1913, 1951, 1957, 1959
 
*P-638

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie Call as MS Word document, May 26, 2009. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on April 1, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fine, Dr. Jacob
Title: Dr. Jacob Fine, memoirs
Dates:undated, 1913, 1951, 1957, 1959
Abstract: 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.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)
Identification: P-638
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note

Dr. Jacob Fine

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.

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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.

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Arrangement

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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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Dr. Jacob Fine, memoirs; P-638; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by David Fine in December 1990.

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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.

 

Memoirs of Dr. Jacob Fine, undated, 1913, 1951, 1957, 1959

English.
Box 1.
Scope and Content:

See collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Writings/”Nantucket Personalities” (47 pp) undated
1 2 Writings/ “The Nantucket Story” (46 pp) undated
1 3 Writings/ “Mid-Stream and Beyond” (51 pp) undated
1 4 Writings/ Correspondence 1951
1 5 Biographical Information undated
1 6 Photographs undated, 1913, 1957, 1959
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