A0038 – Dr. Nat M. Weems Sr. Certificates
Title: Dr. Nat M. Weems Sr. Certificates
Date span: 1921-1929
Physical description: 3.6 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Language note: English
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Acquisition information: Provenance unknown.
Custodial history: Found in collection
Preferred citation: Collection title including series, box, and folder numbers, Boynton Beach City Library
Biographical note: Dr. Nathaniel Marion Weems Sr. (1898-1978) came to Boynton Beach in 1925 and established a medical practice. (He was the second physician to set up practice in the community, the first being Dr. Owen Baird Van Epps in 1915.) In 1935, Weems Clinic was opened. In 1947, his wife Truly Fain died and he remarried Margaret Dudley. In 1962, his son, Dr. N. Marion Weems Jr., took over his medical practice; Weems continued to work at Bethesda Memorial Hospital until he retired in 1971. Dr. Weems proudly stated that he delivered 7,500 babies, and never turned away a patient for lack of money or the color of their skin. The Boynton police complex built in 1972 was named in his honor.
Scope and content note: Three educational diplomas, mounted on plaques, and one certificate for attainment of 32nd degree (maximum non-honorary degree) Scottish Rite Mason.
Scottish Rite (Masonic order)
Processing information: Collection processed in 2017 / sms
Date of finding aid: May 2019 / gc
Mounted diploma, Doctor of Medicine, Emory University, 1922
Mounted diploma, Bachelor of Science in Medicine, University of Alabama, 1924
Mounted diploma, Florida State Medical Board, 1924
Scottish rite Masonic certificate, 1929