Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Goldschmidt, Ernst F (Ernst Friedrich) b. 1892
Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases
.6 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Son of the anthropologist Franz Boas, Ernst P. Boas was a physician in New York City, where he was affiliated with the Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases. He wrote on such topics as geriatrics and chronic illness and was an advocate for compulsory national health insurance. He specialized in cardiology and developed the cardiotachometer with Dr. Ernst F. Goldschmidt.
Papers documenting the life and career of the doctor who, along with Dr. Ernst F. Goldschmidt, developed the cardiotachometer, a device to measure patients' heart rates for long periods of time. The papers include Dr. Boas's correspondence, patient case histories, articles, and reprints of journal articles authored by Dr. Boas and with others.
Ernst P. Boas Papers, 1926-1948, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Norman F. Boas