Ehrenfried, Albert

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Physician; b. 1880 in Maine; family moved to Boston in 1895; attended Boston Latin School (1898), Harvard University (1902), and Harvard Medical School (1905); began private practice in 1907 and shortly thereafter was made surgeon of the sanitorium division of the Boston City Hospital; later became first assistant surgeon of the hospital; also affiliated with Beth Israel and Children's hospitals, and an assistant in surgery at the Harvard Medical School; responsible for surgical innovations in skin grafting, bone deformities, and pulmonary tuberculosis; served in World War I as an instructor of surgery; student of Jewish history in New England; d. 1951.

From the description of Papers, 1880-1951 (bulk 1901-1951). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70924900

Albert Ehrenfried, the son of George and Rachel (Blauspan) Ehrenfried, was born in Lewiston, Maine on February 9, 1880. After his family moved to Boston in 1895, Ehrenfried attended the Boston Latin School (1898), Harvard University (1902), and Harvard Medical School (1905).

After graduation Ehrenfried entered private practice in 1907 and shortly thereafter was made surgeon of the sanitorium division of the Boston City Hospital. He later became first assistant surgeon of the hospital. Dr. Ehrenfried was also affiliated with Beth Israel and Children's hospitals, and was an assistant in surgery at the Harvard Medical School.

Ehrenfried was responsible for surgical innovations in skin grafting, bone deformities, and pulmonary tuberculosis. He served in World War I as an instructor of surgery. He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Boston Public Library Examining Committee, Brookline, Massachusetts Town Meeting, American Medical Association, American Genetic Association, Boston Medical Society, Boston Medical Library, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Bostonian Society, and the Old South Historical Society.

Dr. Ehrenfried had a great interest in history, especially Jewish history. He spent much time preparing a manuscript on Boston Jewry which was completed by Irving and Fredrika Bernstein and published privately under the title, A Chronicle of Boston Jewry .

Ehrenfried was married in 1912 to Grace Waterman. They had three children: George, Fredrika Jean, and Constance. Albert Ehrenfried died in 1951.

From the guide to the Albert Ehrenfried Papers., 1853-1951, 1901-1951, (The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives)

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creatorOf Ehrenfried, Albert. Papers, 1880-1951 (bulk 1901-1951). American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Albert Ehrenfried Papers., 1853-1951, 1901-1951 The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library
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New England
Massachusetts--Boston
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Jews--New England--History
Jews--History
Surgery
Medicine
Jewish historians--Massachusetts--Boston
Jews--Massachusetts--Boston
Jewish physicians--Massachusetts--Boston
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Jewish physicians--Massachusetts--Boston
Surgeons--Massachusetts--Boston
Jewish historians--Massachusetts--Boston
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Birth 1880

Death 1951

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