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educator , physician

Samuel Herschel Proger, physician, educator. Recipient American Design award, 1951, Robert Williams Distinguished Chairman Medicine award, 1980; named one of 350 Jubilee Bostonians, 1980.


Proger, Samuel Herschel was born on January 21, 1906. Son of Louis Proger.


Bachelor of Science, Emory University, 1925. Doctor of Medicine, Emory University, 1928. Doctor of Science (honorary), Emory University, 1975.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Tufts University, 1952.


Member staff New England Med Center, Boston, from 1931, physician-in-chief, 1948-1971. Professor medicine, chairman department, School Medicine Tufts University, 1948-1971. President Bingham Associates Fund.

Former medical consultant VA, National Institutes of Health. Chairman board trustees, past president New England Medical Center Hospital. Past chairman administrative board Tufts-New England Medical Center.

Chairman Massachusetts Health and Welfare Commission, 1967-1969.


  • Other Work

    • Author articles on cardiovascular disease and medical education.


Trustee Wellesley College, Boston Medical Library, Medical Foundation, Inc. Former member advisory committee Will Keith Kellogg Foundation, Commonwealth Fund, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Fellow American College Csrdiology, American College of Physicians.

Member Association American Physicians, American Society Clinical Investigation, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Heart Association, American Medical Association, Massachusetts Heart Association (past president), New England Cardiovascular Society (past president), Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha.


Married Evelyn Levinson, September 8, 1929. Children: Susan Jean, Nancy Lane.

Louis Proger Proger

Evelyn Levinson

Susan Jean Proger

Nancy Lane Proger