Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne
Branco, Jessica
Bennett, John
Crowley, Zachary
2000

Black, Herbert,

Black, Herbert,

Herbert Black, n.dHerbert Black, A1933, an award-winning medical editor and writer for the Boston Globe, was the fourth recipient of the Tufts Presidential Medal (1977).

During two of his undergraduate years at Tufts, Black worked as a Boston Globe correspondent. Following his graduation in 1933, he joined the night staff of the Globe, remaining with the paper for forty-four years in various positions, including day copy editor and Washington and foreign news editor during World War II. In 1938, Black became a news editor and later served twenty years as medical editor for the paper.

Black is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, having covered major medical meetings throughout the nation. He was cited for excellence in medical writing by the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, and the National Safety Council. He authored two books, People and Plows Against Hunger, an outgrowth of a Tufts health project in Mississippi, andDoctor and Teacher, Hospital Chief, which illustrates the central role of Samuel Proger in the development of the New England Medical Center.

Black acted as a youth counselor in the Winchester Unitarian Church and taught current affairs at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. He also served on the board of directors of the Tufts chapter of Zeta Psi fraternity. He retired from the Boston Globe in 1978.

Source: VF; TJ, August 11, 1982; PRS12

Subject terms: Black, Herbert Zeta Psi People Alumni and alumnae

Herbert Black, A1933, an award-winning medical editor and writer for the Boston Globe, was the fourth recipient of the Tufts Presidential Medal (1977).

During two of his undergraduate years at Tufts, Black worked as a Boston Globe correspondent. Following his graduation in 1933, he joined the night staff of the Globe, remaining with the paper for forty-four years in various positions, including day copy editor and Washington and foreign news editor during World War II. In 1938, Black became a news editor and later served twenty years as medical editor for the paper.

Black is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, having covered major medical meetings throughout the nation. He was cited for excellence in medical writing by the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, and the National Safety Council. He authored two books, People and Plows Against Hunger, an outgrowth of a Tufts health project in Mississippi, andDoctor and Teacher, Hospital Chief, which illustrates the central role of Samuel Proger in the development of the New England Medical Center.

Black acted as a youth counselor in the Winchester Unitarian Church and taught current affairs at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. He also served on the board of directors of the Tufts chapter of Zeta Psi fraternity. He retired from the Boston Globe in 1978.

Source: VF; TJ, August 11, 1982; PRS12

 
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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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The encyclopedia seeks to capture more than 150 years of Tufts' achievements, societal contributions and outstanding alumni and faculty in concise entries. As a source of accurate factual information, the Encyclopedia can be used by anyone interested in the history of Tufts and of the people who have made it the unique institution it is.

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