Guide to the J. J. Kirschenfeld Papers, RG 126
Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: October 2003
0.25 cubic feet; 1 items.
Number of Boxes:
1 1/2 letter document box.
Historical or Biographical Sketch:
J. J. Kirschenfeld was born on February 8, 1919 in Austria to Samuel and Helen Kirschenfeld. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1923. His early childhood was spent in New York City where he attended local schools. He gradauted from Brooklyn College in 1940 and soon afterwards began studying medicine at New York University where he graduated with his doctorate in 1943. During the Second World War he served as captain in the United States Army Air Corps. From 1944 to early 1945 he was a resident in medicine at the United States Army Regional hospital at Montgomery, Alabama. In the later part of 1945 he was re-assigned as a flight surgeon to the School of Aviation Medicine at Randolph Field, Texas. Following the war, Dr. Kirschenfeld practiced family medicine at Fort Deposit, Alabama. In 1960 he returned to Montgomery where he worked as a general surgeon of internal medicine. In 1979, he accepted a position as professor of medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, a position he held until his retirement in 1999. Since his retirement he has served as chairman and director of medical education for the Montgomery Area Community Health Science Institute. He is a current member of the American Medical Association, Alabama Medical Association, Alabama Heart Association, and the Alabama Society of Interanl Medicine.
Scope and Content:
Consists of galley proofs of J. J. Kirschenfeld's autobiography No Greater Priviledge, which includes author's notes and recollections of his life and medical practice in Lowndes County, Alabama from 1946 to 1960.
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