American Public Health Association Records by
Call Number: MS 810
Quantity: 7 linear feet
The American Public Health Association (A.P.H.A) was founded in 1872 as a professional organization of physicians, nurses, educators, sanitary engineers, environmentalists, social workers, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, dentists, hygienists, and other community health specialists. The papers are fragmented and incomplete, but they selectively document the development of organized medical care within the A.P.H.A., including its research into the question of incorporating medical care into public health with special reports on medical care for the indigent, rural medicine, and relations between hospitals and health departments. The records also document the routine operations of the Medical Care Section in the 1960s and early 1970s. Included among the papers are official A.P.H.A. records, copies of other A.P.H.A. material, documents from other sources, journal articles and reprints, and the notes collected by Dr. Arthur J. Viseltear in connection with his research on the development of the A.P.H.A. Medical Care Section.