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George Baehr papers
Medical educator, clinician, group health prepayment plan founder, and administrator; M.D., Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1908; held a series of appointments at Mount Sinai, 1913-1950; advised Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia on health care issues, especially health care for low income people; in 1947 one of the founders of the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York; president and medical director of H.I.P., 1950-1957 when he retired.
The AIDS Collection consists of printed materials, including reports, newsletters, pamphlets, and flyers, related to the prevention, treatment, and status of AIDS in various countries.
Kenneth Z. Baum papers
Reports, minutes of meetings, speeches and congressional publications relating to the development of three programs during Baum's service in the United States Public Health Service.These were: the Hill-Burton Medical Facilities Construction Program (1946) to provide federal support for hospital building in state and local communities, legislation (1966) to provide federal support for comprehensive health planning and public health services, and a Regional Medical Program (1965).
Leona Baumgartner papers
Leona Baumgartner (b. 1902), a public health administrator and educator, studied under C.-E.A. Winslow at Yale, where she received Ph.D. and M.D. degrees. Baumgartner has held positions as diverse as commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Assistant Administrator, Office of Technical Cooperation and Development, United States Agency for International Development.
Leroy E. Burney papers
Chiefly office files from Burney's tenure as vice-president and executive director of the Milbank Memorial Fund, 1970-1977. (The fund is an organization dedicated to studying and promoting the effective delivery of health services.) Included in the papers are correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, budget summaries, reports and the records for three programs supported by the Fund: the African Medical Education Program, & the Commission for the Study of Higher Education for Public Health
Edward Maurice Cohart papers
The papers consist of office files and course material which document Edward M. Cohart's career as professor of public health. There is extensive material for two major projects: the development of a Cancer Control Program at Yale and a research project of time studies of public health personnel. These papers form part of the Contemporary Medical Care and Health Policy Collection.
Caldwell B. Esselstyn papers
Correspondence, professional files, subject files, writings, personal and family papers, and printed material. The papers document Esselstyn's pioneering work as founder and director of the Rip Van Winkle Clinic in New York state (1946-1964). The papers also chart Esselstyn's career as director of the Community Health Association of Detroit (1964-1967), & as associate director of the New York Metropolitan Regional Medical Program (1967-1968).
Isidore Sydney Falk papers
The papers consist of correspondence, professional files, research materials, writings, personal papers, and printed matter documenting Isidore Falk's career as an advocate of national health insurance and other programs related to public health. Of particular significance are the materials from his years with the Social Security Board (1936-1954), which document the campaign for government supported health insurance in the United States.
Irving Fisher papers
The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, teaching files, and memorabilia documenting the professional career and personal life of Irving Fisher, a mathematician, political economist, author, inventor, and activist in social causes. The materials reflect Fisher's interests in economics, the League of Nations, monetary theory and policy, national politics, health reform, prohibition, nutrition, and other topics.
Franklin Manley Foote papers
Office files, printed matter, and press releases documenting Franklin M. Foote's service as commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Health (1959-1972), as a member of the Connecticut Clean Air Commission and Air Pollution Control Program (1970-1971), and the Council on Tuberculosis. Included also are a small amount of papers from 1935 and 1936 of Dr. Stanley Hart Osborn who was then commissioner of the Department of Health.
Franz Goldmann papers
Office files consisting of writings and research materials relating to his scholarly work and teaching in the field of public health. Topics covered include health insurance, Social Security, costs and social organization of medical care, home care and medical care for the elderly and the chronically ill.
Leonard C. Greenburg papers
Research studies, notes, writings, correspondence, photographs and printed matter chiefly connected with Greenberg's position as sanitary engineer in the United States Public Health Service (1918-1932). Most of the papers concern hazards to the health of industrial workers, but also materials on several research projects including a study of Bacillus acidophilus and a project conducted in collaboration with C.-E.A. Winslow on skin temperature.
Ira V. Hiscock collection
Correspondence, office files, research materials, and writings documenting Ira Vaughan Hiscock's role as a public health educator, author, consultant, and volunteer, primarily from 1925-1939. Papers illustrate efforts of local, state, and national social welfare agencies in dealing with social problems during the Depression.
Lee Sanford Hyde papers
The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence, memoranda and printed matter related to Hyde's work as a professional staff member of the U.S. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment (1972-1977). Most of the outgoing correspondence is actually by Congressmen Harley O. Staggers and Paul G. Rogers.
Robert Kaplan papers
The collection consists of correspondence, research materials and unpublished writings of Robert Kaplan. The research materials and writings document John L. Lewis, the UMWA Welfare and Retirement Fund, and Josephine Roche, retirement fund director.
Lorin Edgar Kerr papers
The papers consist of correspondence, statistical reports, and organization files, writings and printed matter, which document Lorin Kerr's work in the United Mine Workers Department of Occupational Health. Kerr's active participation in professional organizations, such as the American Public Health Association, District of Columbia Public Health Organization, and the Group Health Association of America, and his term as visiting professor at Howard University are also documented in the papers.
David A. Kessler papers
The papers include speeches, office files, videotapes, and other materials that document Kessler's tenure as commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, particularly his role in the campaign to regulate nicotine as a controlled substance. The collection also contains interviews of tobacco company executives, government officials, researchers, and other individuals that Kessler conducted in the course of writing his book A Question of Intent.
Goldie Krantz papers
In 1950, Goldie Krantz joined the staff of ILWU-PMA Welfare Fund, and served as its secretary until 1962. She became Program Analyst for the Group Health Association in 1962, a position she held until 1975. Krantz served as consultant to the U.S. Public Health Service from 1955-1962, and the Pacific Maritime Association, 1962-1968.
Harold J. Mayers papers
The papers consist of correspondence, administrative files, subject files, printed materials and reports of Harold J. Mayers. The papers also contain files from six national and Washington, D.C., public health and tuberculosis organizations, including the American Public Health Association and National Tuberculosis Association. These papers form part of the Contemporary Medical Care and Health Policy Collection.
Edward F. Morrissey papers
The papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to health care policies and programs in Connecticut during the 1970s and early 1980s. In his capacity as program co-ordinator of the Connecticut Regional Medical Program, executive director of the Southwest Connecticut Health Systems Agencies, and consultant for the United Way, Edward F. Morrissey was involved in the analysis of the existing health care system.
Grover Francis Powers papers
Grover Francis Powers was born in Colfax, Indiana, in 1887. He graduated from Purdue University in 1908 and from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1913. Following graduation, Powers remained in Baltimore, Maryland as a resident pediatrician. In 1921, he was invited to the Yale University School of Medicine, where he would remain until his retirement in 1952. Between 1927 and 1952, he served as chairman of the department of pediatrics.
George Rosen papers
The papers consist of correspondence, subject files, writings, photographs, and other materials documenting the professional and scholarly career of George Rosen. Also included are files from the American Public Health Association and editorial files of the American Journal of Public Health and Ciba Symposia.
Leonard Sidney Rosenfeld papers
The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, and topical files which document Leonard Rosenfeld's career in the field of public health. The papers highlight Rosenfeld's work for the Institute of Inter-American Affairs in Nicaragua, as vice-chairman of the Health Services Planning Commission for the Province of Saskatchewan, and as associate director of the Community Health Association of Detroit, a group practice prepayment plan established by the United Auto Workers.
Henry Ernest Sigerist papers
The papers consist of correspondence, notes, writings, lectures, photographs, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of Henry E. Sigerist. His student and teaching activities, writings on the history of medicine, concern for public health policies in the United States and Asia, cold war political interests, and other professional and personal concerns are documented in the papers. Sigerist corresponded with several prominent figures in the field of medicine.
George A. Silver papers
The papers consist of correspondence, speeches, reports, and other writings, which chiefly relate to George Silver's service as deputy assistant secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, as an executive associate at the National Urban Coalition, and as professor of public health at Yale University. The papers document Silver's concern for the quality and costs of medical care in the United States and in developing countries.
Nathan Sinai papers
Correspondence, speeches, writings, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and research files documenting Nathan Sinai's career as a professor of public health at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and his many posts on national and international health organizations. Included also are research data concerning costs of medical care in three cities in the United States in 1929 compiled by the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care, & material on medical relief in Essex County, Ontario.
Anne Ramsay Somers papers
Anne Ramsay Somers, educator, author, and consultant, has been an influential figure in American public health policy, hospital administration, prepaid health insurance plans, and consumer health education. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1913, she was educated at Vassar College (B.A., 1935) and the University of North Carolina (1939-1940)
Milton Terris papers
The papers consist of reports, minutes of meetings, correspondence, printed matter and other papers largely related to the American Public Health Association and particularly its Committee for the Creation of a Medical Care Section.
Arthur Jack Viseltear papers
The papers document Arthur Jack Viseltear's scholarship and professional interests in the field of public health. They include materials related to his teaching and research, documentation of his professional activities, and personal papers which include his diaries from 1974 to 1989. Unpublished writings include research notebooks for his biography of C.-E. A. Winslow and tapes and transcripts of interviews for his study of the contemporary Yale School of Medicine of his time.
Florence and Henry Wald Papers
The papers document the professional careers of Florence and Henry Wald, pioneers in the hospice movement. The collection includes records documenting the founding, planning, and inception of Hospice, Inc., the first hospice program in the United States. The Hospice, Inc. records also provide particularly useful documentation of an example of a community based institution that relied on grass roots support for its development and administration.
Edwin Richard Weinerman papers
Correspondence, consultations, surveys, writings, printed material, and other papers of Edwin Richard Weinerman. Material primarily reflects Weinerman's interest in public health and deals with his activities both as a consultant and administrator with various public and private health careorganizations, including the U. S. Public Health Service, Permanente Health Plan, American Public Health Association, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Charles-Edward Amory Winslow papers
The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, organization and subject files, teaching materials, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials documenting the professional career and personal life of C.-E.A. Winslow, a prominent figure in the public health movement. Correspondence focuses on health and social welfare issues with several notable educators, doctors, and social policy advocates. Organization files include material relating to the United States Public Health Service.
John Devereaux Thompson papers
The papers consist of correspondence, topical files, writings, and teaching files documenting John D. Thompson's work in public health, especially hospital administration and architectural design, and nursing administration.
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Bouhuys (Arend) Papers.
The papers reflect Bouhuys' professional career as a specialist in lung disease. He was active in many organizations and was called upon as a consultant by legislative committees, trade unions, and manufacturers' groups both in the United States and Great Britain. The papers consist of correspondence, 1963-1979; research and organization files, 1951-1979; writings, 1965-1979; and a small amount of personal papers, 1957-1979.
Cushing (Harvey Williams) Papers.
The Harvey Williams Cushing Papers in the Yale University Library are composed of correspondence, subject files, writings, family papers, artifacts, and writings about Harvey Cushing. The papers document the personal life and professional career of a medical giant and pioneer neurosurgeon.
Darling (George B) Papers
The papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, and writings which document the professional career of George B. Darling. The papers highlight Darling's role as head of the Division of Medicine at Yale University, 1946-1953, and as director of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, 1957-1972. The papers also include files from Darling's participation in Operation Crossroads as a civilian observer of the atomic testing at Bikini Atoll.
Enders (John Franklin) Papers.
The papers consist of correspondence, topical files, writings, and laboratory notebooks which document John Enders's research and teaching in the field of bacteriology and virology.
Lawrence Z. Freedman papers
The collection comprises the papers of forensic psychiatrist and former Yale professor, Lawrence Z. Freedman, and dates from 1938 to 1997. The papers are notable for documenting Freedman’s significant contributions to the field of forensic psychiatry, as well as his studies of aggression, violence, crime, terrorism, and the interactions between psychiatry and the law. The bulk of the papers document Freedman’s numerous research studies.
Fulton (John Farquhar) Papers.
The papers contain correspondence, memoranda, writings, photographs, and memorabilia, which document the career of John Farquhar Fulton as a neurophysiologist, medical historian, and bibliophile. The files also include personal and professional letters which reflect his involvement in organizations and projects including his work with the National Research Council, particularly in aviation medicine and in editing a medical history of World War II.
Holmes (Frederic Lawrence) Papers.
The papers document Frederic Lawrence Holmes' research in the history of the life sciences and include audiotapes and transcripts of interviews conducted for his research on Hans Krebs. The files also include materials relating to his work on Matthew Meselsohn and Frank Stahl on the replication of DNA.
Hume (Edward Hicks) Papers
Edward Hicks Hume was a surgeon in India from 1903-1905. He served as dean of the Hunan-Yale Medical College from 1914-1927. Hume was a trustee and director of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School from 1928-1933, and was the author of books and articles.
Klebs (Arnold Carl) Papers
Klebs came to the United States in 1896 and became a United States citizen in 1904. His father Edwin Klebs, co-discoverer with Loeffler of the bacterium responsible for diptheria, had taken a post in pathology in Asheville, North Carolina. Klebs decided to settle as a tuberculosis specialist in Chicago, where he remained until 1909. In that year he edited a comprehensive treatise on tuberculosis.
Lerner (Aaron) Papers.
The papers comprise biographical materials, correspondence, writings, and photographs documenting the career of Aaron Lerner in the field of medicine, specifically dermatology and pigmentation disorders. Materials relating to his Nobel Prize nomination are included.
Minot (George Richards) Papers.
All of Minot's future potential nearly vanished when he became a severe diabetic in 1921. Fortunately, the discovery of insulin the next year saved his life. After working as a doctor and medical professor in Boston and Baltimore, he was hired as a Professor of Medicine by Harvard Medical School in 1928. Among his many honors, Minot shared the 1934 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his role in discovering a liver treatment as a cure for pernicious anemia.
Nauts (Helen Coley) Papers.
Helen Coley Nauts was born September 2, 1907, in Sharon, Connecticut, to William Bradley and Alice (Lancaster) Coley. In 1953, she founded the Cancer Research Institute, largely to support research relating to the work of her father, a surgeon and cancer specialist who, prior to his death in 1936, developed an early form of immunotherapy as a method for treating cancer.
Sherwin B. Nuland papers
Spanning from 1940 to 2014, the Sherwin B. Nuland papers contain correspondence, writings, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other materials related to his life and work. Dr. Nuland was a clinical professor at Yale, teaching from 1962-1991. Over the course of his career, Nuland researched the history of medicine and the cultural history of death and suffering. Nuland's research produced numerous magazine articles for publications including "The New Republic," as well as several books including “Doctors: The Biography of Medicine” (1988), “The Uncertain Art” (2008), and his most well-known work, "How We Die," which won the National Book Award in 1994 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction in 1995.
Peters (John Punnett) Papers.
John Punnett Peters, physician, received his A.B. degree from Yale in 1908, and his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia) in 1913. He was an instructor of clinical medicine at Columbia (1916-1917), a fellow at the Russell Sage Institute (1917-1920), and an associate professor of medicine at Vanderbilt (1920-1921). From 1921 until his death in 1955, Peters was associated with the Yale Medical School and the New Haven Hospital and New Haven Dispensary.
Sedgwick (William Thompson) Papers.
Correspondence, research material, writings and biographical material collected by C.-E.A. Winslow for a biography of Sedgwick, published in 1924. The correspondence (1879-1921) is with students and colleagues on professional matters, and the fragmentary research material concerns bacteriological studies of milk. For additional Sedgwick correspondence, see the C.-E.A. Winslow papers, MS749. The writings include articles, lecture notes, reports and essays.
Yerkes (Robert Mearns) Papers.
The papers document the broad range of psychological activities undertaken by Yerkes in the first half of the twentieth century. The papers contain correspondence and other materials on chimpanzee and gorilla behavior, intelligence testing in World War I, eugenics and immigration restriction, sex research under the auspices of the National Research Council's Committee for Research in Problems of Sex and research into the behavior of lower animals.