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The Legacy of “a Superb Education”

David A. Fisher, M63, recently named Tufts as a remainder beneficiary of his retirement plans. This gift will extend his family’s legacy at Tufts and honor his father by establishing a new endowed professorship, the Alexander Newman Fisher, M.D., A1927, M1931 Professor of Family Medicine. Here, he shares in his own words the inspiration behind the gift.

I have had seven members of my family graduate from Tufts Medical School starting with Leon Medalia Class of 1905 including my father Alexander N. Fisher Class of 1931. All were loyal as expressed by making regular financial contributions.

Tufts Med. provided my classmates and myself a superb medical education taught by excellent physicians, who while demanding, instructed us in a concerned and caring fashion. The fact that many of our classmates became professors, heads of medical departments, and editors of medical journals attests to that. The education we received provided us the tools to carry out our mission of alleviating pain and suffering and to heal the sick and injured. It also provided the means to have productive and meaningful lives in a comfortable fashion.

I am pleased that I can express my gratitude by making a bequest for a Chair in Family Practice in the name of my father, Dr. Alexander Newman Fisher who for over 40 years was the skilled, dedicated, beloved doctor for the town of Westwood, Massachusetts.

The hope is that other graduates will step up to the plate and make generous bequests so that Tufts University School of Medicine can continue to provide a high quality education to medical students like it did for my classmates, myself, and myriad others.