Jack Chernus Romania United States

Biography of Jack Chernus

Jack Chernus was born in 1912 in Bucharest, Romania, son of Isadore, a Jewish merchant. Chernus first matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1934, aged 22, by which time he had emigrated to the United States of America.

Chernus came to Scotland to study Medicine with the aim of obtaining a LRCP, a triple qualification, which was a licence to practice medicine granted conjointly by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Faculty (later Royal College) of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (since 1886). In the 1920s and 1930s this Triple Qualification was taken by large numbers of Jewish people who were excluded from universities in the USA and elsewhere. Chernus attended classes in Medical Practice at the University of Glasgow in session 1934-35.

Upon his return to the USA, Chernus held an internship at St. Barnabas Hospital and residency at Trenton State Hospital in New Jersey. He became Head of Psychiatry at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingstone, New Jersey, and also a life-fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, writing numerous articles for journals. He moved to Sarasota, two years before his death, on 18 October 1989.


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Archival Materials

  • General Council Register of Members (1958, 1947, 1940)
  • MED/5/2 Medical Graduate Schedules
  • R8/5/25/2 Matriculation Slips 1904-1905, Men C - D


Jack Chernus
Born 1912.
Died 18 October 1989.
GU Degree: LRCP, Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences , 1934-35;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: psychiatrists
English snippet: Romanian medical graduate of the University
Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan snippet: născut în România, s-a mutat în NY, a urmat cursurile Facultăţii de Medicină din Glasgow şi s-a mutat înapoi în state
Record last updated: 19th Dec 2012

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United States United States, New York

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