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Albert Ehrenfried

Born  1880-02-09
Died  1951

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American physician, born February 9, 1880, Lewiston, Maine; died 1951.

Biography of Albert Ehrenfried

The Home Page of The Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, presents Alfred Ehrenfried:

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, he attended the Boston Latin School (1898), Harvard University (1902), and the Harvard Medical School (1905).

After graduation, Ehrenfried entered private practice in 1907 and shortly thereafter was made surgeon of the sanatorium division of the Boston City Hospital. He later became first assistant surgeon of the 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 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 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.

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

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