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The Milton Terris Papers are concerned primarily with the attempt to create a medical care section in the American Public Health Association (APHA). Among the papers are correspondence, meeting agenda, petition, and policy statements. Included also are some writings by Dr. Terris and policy statements of the A.P.H.A.
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Arthur Jack Viseltear was an assistant professor of public health and research associate in the history of medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. In 1975, he was selected for a year of study as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow at the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and he subsequently held staff assignments with the United States Congress. He authored numerous articles, and he helped establish the Yale Library’s Collection on Contemporary Medical Care and Health Policy.
The papers include correspondence, staff memoranda, draft and printed bills, draft speeches, transcripts, and other papers related to congressional hearings. Also included are miscellaneous notes and printed matter created or collected by Dr. Viseltear in connection with his work as a consultant on public health, principally on behalf of the Subcommittee on Health of the U. S. Senate Committee on Health and Public Welfare, chaired by Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Most items relate to certain legislation considered by the subcommittee in the 94th Congress (1975-1976); various bills for health education and disease control (S. 1454, 1466, 1467, and 1521) and the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act (S. 1737).
Edwin Richard Weineman (1917-1970), physician and public health administrator, was also a consultant, educator and author in the fields of medical care delivery and organization, and medical economics, He advocated a social medicine which emphasized preventive health care, which consisted of regionally organized prepaid group practice health programs, and which maintained democratic control of policy,
The papers document Weinerman’s interest and involvement in public health, public health administration, emergency medical care, prepaid health insurance, group practice, preventive medicine, and medical economics. In addition, the correspondence section, which spans the years 1945-1970, contains exchanges with important public health figures such as George Baehr, Michael Davis, C. B. Esselstyn, Ira Hiscock, Lorin Kerr, Milton Roemer, Cecil Sheps, Henry Sigerist, C.-E.A. Winslow and Avram Yedidis.
Charles-Edward Amory Winslow (1877-1957), an educator, author, editor, association leader and policy maker, was one of the most influential figures in American public health during the first half of the twentieth century. The papers represent a rich source of information on nearly all fields within public health, especially the role of government in health and social welfare and the effects of scientific advance, and the development of public health as a profession and as a movement.
The papers contain material in a wide variety of fields, including public health administration and education, environmental and occupational health, and nursing, in addition to medical care, health insurance, health organizations, group health plans, and world health. Winslow’s involvement in voluntary health agencies, particularly those focusing on child health (child hygiene), mental health (mental hygiene), sex education (social hygiene) is also documented.
The records consist of the administrative records of the Yale-New Haven Hospital from the office of the Executive Director. A large part of the records are from the office of Albert W. Snoke, who was executive director from 1946-1968. The records cover the history of the hospital as a whole and its individual departments, its relations with Yale University, the city of New Haven, the state of Connecticut, and general issues such as health care delivery, voluntary health organizations, internships, family planning, and establishment of regional programs.