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Felix Marti-Ibañez (1911-1972), physician, publisher, editor and author, left Spain, where he had been educated and had practiced psychiatry, following Franco's victory in 1939. In 1950 he established a medical publishing house, MD Publications, Inc., and in 1957 he founded the medical news magazine, MD, which he served as editor and publisher. He also served as professor and chairman of the Department of the History of Medicine in New York Medical College, Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals and wrote extensively on the history of medicine.
The papers consist primarily of Marti-Ibañez's correspondence files as publisher of MD publications and editor of MD, as well as copies of his publications.
Harold J. Mayers was a hospital consultant with the United Mine Workers of America Welfare and Retirement Fund from 1948-1976. The bulk of the papers consists of the correspondence files and administrative records from Mayers's tenure at the Fund and document his interest in labor health plans and occupational health. The early papers are fragmentary; the papers from 1973-1975 are more complete. In addition, the collection contains Mayers's files from five national and local (Washington, D.C.) public health and tuberculosis organizations.
The Milbank Memorial Fund, called the Memorial Fund Association until 1921, was established in New York in 1905, and was chartered to "improve the physical, mental and moral conditions of humanity and generally to advance charitable and benevolent objects." The organization has funded a variety of projects including health care delivery systems, public health and public health education, and research into population and health care, nutrition, preventive medicine and health services consumerism. The papers span the years 1922-1977 and consist of administrative records, historical material regarding the fund and its officers, and material regarding programs. Although incomplete, the manuscript group represents all of the fund's extant records through the early 1970s.
The Edward F. Morrissey Papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to Morrissey's activities as associate director and director of the Connecticut Regional Medical Program (CRMP). The material reflects Morrissey's role in the formulation and implementation of health care policies and programs in Connecticut in 1970-1976. Subjects dealt with include the history of CRMP-Comprehensive Health Planning political rivalry in Connecticut, CRMP'S experience with human services reforms, and CRMP's strategy for state reorganization of health care delivery systems.
John Punnett Peters (1897-1955), physician and John Slade Ely Professor of Medicine at Yale University (1927-1955), was an early advocate of national health insurance. He was one of the founders and secretary of the Committee of Physicians for the Improvement of Medical Care, Inc., an organization of liberal physicians founded in 1937 to promote adequate medical care for the indigent.
Martin Allen Pond (b. 1912) graduated from Yale University, and was instructor in Public Health, assistant professor, lecturer, and sanitary inspector for the Department of University Health. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service as director of the health and sanitation program in war housing built by the Federal Public Housing Authority; assistant chief of the Community Facilities Program; staff assistant, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare; and Assistant Surgeon General. In 1968 Pond joined the public health faculty of the University of Pittsburgh where he became associate dean, acting dean, and dean emeritus of the Graduate School of Public Health.
The papers consist of correspondence, reports, typescripts, manuscripts, and printed material of M. Allen Pond, documenting his professional work in the field of public health. Topics documented in the papers include public health, housing and health, health insurance, and sanitary engineering.