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Henry Jacob Bakst, American physician.


Bakst, Henry Jacob was born on May 19, 1906 in Providence. Son of Adolph and Sophie (Himowitz) Bakst.


Bachelor of Philosophy, Brown U., 1927. Doctor of Medicine Harvard, 1931.


1 son, David Allan. Intern, resident physician Boston City Hospital, 1931-1934, assistant visiting physician, 1935-1972, teaching fellow histology and embryology Harvard, 1928-1931. Instructor medicine Boston University, 1935-1945, assistant professor medicine, 1946-1948, associate professor, preventive medicine, 1948-1951, professor preventive medicine, 1952-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1972, department chairman, 1952-1966, associate dean School Medicine, 1965-1969, dean, 1969-1971, director medical science Boston University School Graduate Dentistry, 1971-1972. director rehabilitation training Boston University, 1955-1963. Visiting physician University Hospital, 1956-1971, director ambulatory services, 1959-1965, director div. health conservation, 1961-1971, chief rehabilitation and physical medicine.

Chairman health council United Community Services, Boston, 1953-1957. Member of national advising committee on public health training United States Public Health Service, 1965-1969. Former trustee University Hospital.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to medical journals.


Served as commander MC., United States Navy Reserve, World World War World War II. Fellow American College of Physicians, American Public Health Association. Member of the American Medical Association, Massachusetts Association Mental Health (president 1956-1957), Massachusetts Medical Society, Association Teachers Preventive Medicine (secretary-treasurer 1960-1963, president 1963-1964), Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Ruth Elene Miller, June 23, 1933.

Adolph Bakst

Sophie (Himowitz) Bakst

Ruth Elene Miller