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Naval Hospital, Chelsea, MA

Naval Hospital, Chelsea, MA
9 May 1942-11 May 1950
286 digital pages
This folder contains materials concerning medical treatment John F. Kennedy received at the United States Naval Hospital in Chelsea, Massachusetts (previously known as Naval Hospital at Charlestown and later known as Naval Hospital Boston). Materials in this folder include memoranda, admission reports, examination reports, medical charts, dental records, accounts of Kennedy's medical history, and letters from physicians at the Lahey Clinic in Boston.
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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
JFKPP-011-029
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Personal Papers. Naval Records. Naval Hospital, Chelsea, MA
This series contains official documentation of John F. Kennedy's career in the United States Navy and includes medical reports, appointment records, citations, duty orders, recommendations, requests for assignments, and background investigation files. Also included is correspondence recommending President Kennedy for various posthumous medals, and a microfiche copy of the records. For additional material on John F. Kennedy's navy career, researchers should consult the Navy Records in Series 7.1. Boston Office: Personal File. For additional material on John F. Kennedy's medical history, researchers should consult Series 14. Medical Records [this series is permission required]. Note: A folder of John Kennedy's medical files from the office of Dr. William Herbst was moved to Subseries 14.1. Medical Records in December 2002. These are files from the private office of Dr. Herbst; they are not navy records. They date from 1961 to 1964. This material was previously OPENED May 21, 1991.
Some of the archival materials in this collection may be subject to copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Users of these materials are advised to determine the copyright status of any document from which they wish to publish.
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