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Franz Goldmann (1895-1970) was a physician and public health educator. The papers are office files concerning Goldmann's scholarly work and teaching, which contain correspondence, notes, drafts, reprints, and research material. The papers document Goldmann's scholarship more than his work as a teacher or a physician, but much of his research concerns such practical problems as health insurance, costs and social organization of medical care, Social Security, home care, and medical care for the elderly and the chronically ill.
Leonard Greenburg (1892- ) was a sanitary engineer and a public health educator at Yale (1923-1950) and other institutions. Almost all of the papers concern his early work as a sanitary engineer in the United States Public Health Service, investigating industrial safety and occupational health, particularly hazards to the health of industrial workers. There are also papers documenting Greenburg's research (with Charles-Edward Amory Winslow) on the changes in skin temperature produced by drafts of air and his involvement in the manufacture of a milk product, Bacillus acidophilus.
Ira V. Hiscock (1892-1986), a public health educator, author, consultant and volunteer, was a professor in Yale's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health for 40 years.
Although the papers span 1918-1979, they date primarily from 1925-1939 and consist of correspondence, office files, research material and writings. They document Hiscock's interest in public health surveys, milk and water health standards, the American Public Health Association, communicable diseases, health insurance, maternal and child health care, mental health (mental hygiene), and sanitation.
Lee Hyde was a professional staff member of the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment of the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. The papers consist of outgoing correspondence, copies of his publications and other writings, and committee reports, relating to health legislation and national health insurance
Robert Kaplan was the research director for the United Mine Workers Union of America (UMWA) from 1942 to 1967. The Robert Kaplan Papers consist of correspondence and writings, 1937-1971; files on John L. Lewis, the United Mine Workers Welfare and Retirement Fund, and Josephine Roche, 1912-1968.
Lorin Kerr (1909-1991) was a physician, public health administrator, advocate, author and educator. The papers span 1941-1981 and consist of correspondence, statistical reports, organization office files, and writings. One third of the papers concern the United Mine Workers of America's (UMWA) Department of Occupational Health, its operations, issues that concerned it, and its relationships with other labor organizations and various departments of the federal government. Issues include the UMWA’s health care benefits and retirement programs, recognition of coal worker's pneumoconiosis (black lung) as an occupational and environmental hazard for such workers, and the passage of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 and its amendment in 1972.
The remainder of the papers documents Kerr's tenures as president of the Group Health Association of America (GHAA) (1966-1968), and as president of the American Public Health Association (1974), as well as his service as a consultant to the Advisory Council to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare on Coal Mine Health Research.
Although these papers are routine and incomplete, the section on the GHAA contains information on the creation of the organization from the merger of the American Labor Health Association with the Group Health Federation in 1959.
Goldie Krantz (1915-1976) was an administrator, educator, and author. The bulk of the papers consists of correspondence, administrative records, teaching materials, and manuscripts and copies of publications and speeches. Topics covered include prepaid medical and dental plans and medical care benefits packages. In general, the papers are routine and incomplete. However, the documentation of Krantz's work during the Hospital Admissions Study is complete, and the correspondence section contains exchanges with many leading figures in public health, health policy, and health care legislation.