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Frank F. Furstenberg papers
Ms. Coll. 634
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- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Frank F. Furstenberg papers
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- Ms. Coll. 634
- 0.2 Linear feet (1 box)
- Frank F. Furstenberg was born in 1905 in Stockholm, Sweden, but lived most of his life in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was an allergist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then Sinai Hospital. The papers of Frank F. Furstenberg, including correspondence, writings, and reference materials, pertain to Furstenberg's career in medicine and activism.
Cite as:Frank F. Furstenberg papers, 1943-1999, Ms. Coll. 634, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Frank F. Furstenberg was born in 1905 in Stockholm, Sweden, but lived most of his life in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was an allergist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then Sinai Hospital. He also served the U.S. Public Health Service in Florida during World War II, and was a member of several activist organizations, including the Committee for the Nation's Health, the Medical Committee for Human Rights, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. He was the founder of the Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health. Later in his life, he founded Pets on Wheels, a group that brings animals to visit the elderly. Furstenberg died in 1997 in Baltimore.
Scope and Contents
The papers of Frank F. Furstenberg, including correspondence, writings, and reference materials, pertain to Furstenberg's career in medicine and activism.The collection spans his later life, focusing on his work with the U.S. Public Health Service, Sinai Hospital, the Medical Committee for Human Rights, and Pets on Wheels. The materials are arranged in 5 series: Correspondence, 1955-1970 (3 folders); Writings, 1961-1970 (1 folder); Professional affiliations, 1943-1991 (7 folders); Biographical materials, 1974-1997 (1 folder); and Miscellaneous, undated (1 folder).
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Finding aid prepared by Nicole Love
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Custodial History note
Gift of Walter J. Lear, 2007.
Controlled Access Headings
- Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.).
- Sinai Hospital (Baltimore, Md.).
- United States. Public Health Service.
- Manuscripts, American--20th century
- Writings (document genre)
- Furstenberg, Frank F.
- Health care reform
- Physicians--United States
Forms part of: U. S. Health Activism History Collection