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Bernard Nathan Fields

Bernard Nathan Fields, American microbiologist, physician.

Background

  • Fields, Bernard Nathan was born on March 24, 1938 in Brooklyn. Son of Julius and Martha Fields.

  • Education

    • AB, Brandeis University, 1958. Doctor of Medicine, New York University, 1962. A.M. (honorary), Harvard University, 1976.

    Career

    • Intern Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, 1962-1963, resident in medicine, 1963-1964. Officer United States Public Health Service, National Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, 1965-1967. Fellow Albert Einstein College Medicine, New York City, 1967-1968, assistant professor medicine and cell biology, 1968-1971, associate professor, 1971-1975, chief infectious disease, 1971-1975.

      Professor microbiology and molecular genetics Harvard Medical School, 1975-1984, chairman department microbiology and molecular genetics, 1982-1987, Adele H. Lehman professor microbiology and molecular genetics, 1984-1995. Chief infectious diseases Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1975-1980. Chief infectious disease division Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1980-1987.

      Member and chairman experimental virology study section National Institutes of Health, 1977-1981. Member Multiple Sclerosis Advisory Commission on Fundamental Research, 1976. Member council National Institute Allergy and Infectious Disease, 1987-1991.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society Microbiology, American Society Virology (president 1990-1991), American Society Clinical Investigation, Harvey Society, American Association Immunologists, Infectious Disease Society of America, Association American Physicians, National Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine, American Academy Arts & Sciences.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Peedin, September 10, 1966. Children: John, Edward, Michael, Daniel, Joshua.
    • father: Julius Fields
    • mother: Martha Fields
    • spouse: Ruth Peedin
    • children: John Fields
    • Edward Fields
    • Michael Fields
    • Daniel Fields
    • Joshua Fields
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    Born March 24, 1938
    Died January 31, 1995
    (aged 56)
    Nationality
    • 1958
      Brandeis University
    • 1962
      New York University
    • 1976
      Harvard University
    • 1962 - 1963
      Intern, Beth Israel Hospital
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1965 - 1967
      officer, United States Public Health Service
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1967 - 1968
      fellow, Albert Einstein College Medicine
    • 1971 - 1975
      fellow, Albert Einstein College Medicine
    • 1975 - 1980
      chief infectious diseases Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1980 - 1987
      chief infectious disease division Brigham and Women's Hospital
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