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educator , historian

Gerald N. Grob, American historian, educator. Fellow, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1972-1973, 1989-1990, American Council Learned Societies, 1976-1977, Guggenheim fellow, 1980-1981, Davis Center, Princeton University, 1985-1986; grantee, National Institutes of Health, 1960-1965, 1967-1981, 1984-1992.


Grob, Gerald N. was born on April 25, 1931 in New York City. Son of Sidney and Sylvia G. Grob.


Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1951. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1958.

Doctor of Literature (honorary), Clark University, 2002.


Instructor history, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1957-1959;assistant professor, Clark University, 1959-1961;associate professor, Clark University, 1961-1966;professor, Clark University, 1966-1969;department chairman history, Clark University, 1967-1969;Henry E. Sigerist professor of the history of medicine, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1969;department chairman, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1969-1971, 73-74, 81-84. Member fellowship advising committee National Endowment for Humanities, 1975-1976. Chairman study section history of medicine National Institutes of Health, 1975-1977, 87-89, 93-98.



Elected to institute medicine National Academy of Sciences. Member of Organization American Historians, American Antiquarian Society, American Association History of Medicine (council member 1978-1981, vice president 1994-1996, president 1996-1998, William H. Welch medal 1986, Lifetime Achievement award 2006).


Married Lila Kronick, December 25, 1954. Children: Bradford S., Evan D., Seth A.

Sidney Grob

Sylvia G. Grob

Lila Kronick

Bradford S. Grob

Evan D. Grob

Seth A. Grob