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Physicians Forum collection

Ms. Coll. 592

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Physicians Forum.
Title:
Physicians Forum collection
Date [inclusive]:
1939-1998
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 592
Extent:
64 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Administrative records, correspondence, and publications documenting the activities and policy concerns of the Physicians Forum, an organization of progressive doctors founded by Ernst P. Boas in New York City. Its advocacy on the national level encompassed numerous health issues, with particular focus on health insurance, discrimination in medicine, and resistance to McCarthyism.
Cite as:
Physicians Forum collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Physicians Forum for the Study of Medical Care was an organization of liberal doctors based in New York City. It began in 1939 as the Progressive Group of the New York County Medical Society, a group of members of the New York County Medical Society who called for the county medical society to make greater efforts to improve health conditions in New York City. The group quickly came to favor more liberal leadership of the county medical society and also nationally organized health insurance. It became the Physicians Forum in 1941 and achieved non-profit status as a corporation in New York state in 1944.

From the late 1940s through the 1960s the Forum came to play a significant role in the national conflict over the direction of health care in the United States. On the liberal side of the debate were several successive White House administrations, organizers of health insurance and group practice plans, and individual liberal doctors and organizations such as the Forum. These groups were opposed to the American Medication Association’s more conservative views of health care, which favored independence for physicians and long-lasting personal relationships between doctors and their patients. The central issue was whether the U.S. should adopt federally-controlled national health insurance, similar to the systems that were being introduced in the United Kingdom and other countries. Throughout the debate, other health measures such as pre-paid plans, group plans, clinics, Social Security, medicare, etc., were cast in terms of being precursors to national health insurance. The AMA explicitly warned that the successful implementation of such plans would lead to national health insurance, while the Forum celebrated the same. In later years, when it became clear that national health insurance would not be successfully implemented, the Forum downplayed the intended connection between it and other programs while still supporting all of them.

The debate over national health insurance was primarily a long, multifaceted, publicity campaign soliciting the support of the general public, and of doctors in particular. The AMA lobbied congress, ran ad campaigns, raised funds from membership dues, and attempted to force members of county and state medical societies to join the AMA and pay dues to support it. The Forum protested such practices while running counter-ads and lobbying as best it could. At various points opponents directed a considerable amount of Red-baiting and anti-socialist rhetoric at the Forum.

Throughout, the Forum also continued to work in New York City. In most years the Forum ran a slate of doctors for the board and committee minor positions of the New York County Medical Society, and although their candidates were nearly all defeated, they consistently polled about 30% and elicited a considerable amount of campaigning and debating. The county medical society was also the venue for many Forum programs. The Forum worked on a variety of issues of local interest, such as discrimination in health care, reproductive rights for women, and the rights of doctors serving in the U.S. military. Especially when the issue related to health care, the Forum focused these campaigns on New York City, which often led to discussions and sometimes conflict with the county medical society.

Structurally, the Forum organized itself in several different ways. Although concentrated in New York, the organization considered itself national in scope and had members in many different cities. At various times there were chapters in several cities, primarily on the East Coast. In addition, as the Forum grew in New York it established separate chapters to advocate for the Forum program in the county medical societies of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. The Forum also organized a variety of national committees to tackle issues such as health care, Social Security, and the dangers of radioactive fallout from nuclear tests. Finally, the Forum spun off independent organizations, such as the Physicians Committee on Research, and was part of national coalitions, including the Council of Health Organizations.

The work of the Forum was largely the result of the leadership of Ernst P. Boas, who founded the organization and was its chairman until his death in 1955. The son of anthropologist Franz Boas, Dr. Boas was a successful heart specialist with his father’s interest in activism. During Dr. Boas’ life, the national Forum focused on issues such as discrimination in medical training and practices, hospital construction, and most importantly compulsory health insurance, as it was known in the 1940s. It is difficult to gauge from the collection the relative importance of the Physicians Forum in the debate over compulsory health insurance. Certainly the Forum was a small organization, and less important than many other advocates of compulsory health insurance, but it was large enough to be noticed.

The early health insurance debate centered around the comprehensive Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill. The Forum was involved in debates, sent members to appear before congressional committees, and organized mailings, coalitions, and conferences. The AMA’s responses included disputing the fiscal viability and stability of compulsory health insurance, suggesting that it would inevitably lead to inferior standards of health care, arguing that doctors would be unwilling to work under it, and supporting a variety of other bills that were less comprehensive in scope. These bills tended to gave more oversight to the AMA and were intended to appease the supporters of compulsory health insurance without ceding any of the control over fees and services that the AMA enjoyed. The AMA-controlled National Physicians Committee became involved in the controversy in 1941, when it was created, ostensibly to study medical care. The Forum and other liberal groups charged that it funneled AMA funds into a propaganda campaign designed to discredit the supporters of national health insurance by associating them with Communism. In the late 1940s these objections grew more common, and in 1949 the AMA disbanded the National Physicians Committee under pressure, while declaring victory in the battle over national health insurance.

The late 1940s were an increasingly tense time, and it was during the same period that medical McCarthyism became a major issue on the Forum’s agenda. A related issue was that of loyalty oaths, which were required by an increasing number of organizations in many areas of American life. Starting in 1949 the Forum worked against the imposition of loyalty oaths, and this increased its prominence in the broader battle against anti-socialist reactionaries. This larger role led to testimony before many congressional investigations of alleged communists and involvement in coalitions protesting the same throughout the 1950s. As part of this, the Forum reached out to individual doctors accused of Communism or disloyalty, and forged links with men such as John P. Peters, who would later become an important member of the Forum. In the late 1940s and early 1950s the federal Social Security program was broadened so that it included more Americans than ever before, but not self-employed professionals such as doctors and lawyers. Seeing Social Security as similar to national health insurance, the Forum began to campaign for the inclusion of physicians in Social Security. As Congress gradually extended the Social Security program to professional groups, it looked to professional organizations such as the AMA for guidance. This allowed the AMA to delay the inclusion of physicians in Social Security, setting Social Security up as another battleground between the AMA and the Forum.

The Forum went through its first major organizational shift in 1955, with the death of Dr. Boas. To a large extent, it was Dr. Boas’ energy and convictions that had given the organization its direction. When funds needed to be raised on an emergency basis, he would lend the Forum money or write to his friends asking them to do the same. When the Forum’s often haphazard operations threatened to break down, he would devote his time to writing letters and sorting the office out in a way that few (although some) of his fellow Forum members were willing or able to do. During the decade and a half that he led it, the Forum was truly his organization. Without Dr. Boas, the Forum began to change its operations.

Dr. Boas was succeeded as chairman by Edmund Braun, a longtime member and secretary of the Board of Directors of the Forum and another dedicated volunteer, as well as the president of the New York Chapter of the Forum. During this period, the Forum became more involved in promoting voluntary health insurance plans. The Forum’s position had always been that voluntary plans could never be as effective as national health insurance, because only the payees and not the payers would want to subscribe. But it viewed voluntary plans as useful to establish the principle that health insurance was viable and acceptable to Americans. As the years went by and national health insurance looked less and less likely, the Forum increased its enthusiasm and support for voluntary plans, especially the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York.

During this period the Forum also created an Administrative Committee to address issues of fund-raising, office management, and member recruitment on an institutional level rather than leaving these tasks solely on the shoulders of the chairman and the executive secretary. Dr. Braun served for only two years before the Forum decided in 1957 to make the chairmanship a position that rotated on an annual basis.

This new structure led to further changes. The Forum’s work, especially its work with other groups fighting medical McCarthyism, had diversified its membership around the country. The new rotating chairmanship began with Paul Levietes of Connecticut, followed by Katherine Dodd of Arkansas, and the scattered nature of the Forum’s leadership reinforced the idea that the organization would not be dependent on the willingness and ability of individual leaders to sacrifice tremendous amounts of their time. This led to an increase in the responsibilities of the Forum’s various committees, which essentially took over the operation of the Forum.

In the early 1960s, the conflict over health insurance and Social Security entered another phase, with the proposal of Medicare legislation to extend Social Security to provide greater health benefits to the elderly. The Forum appears to have entered this campaign with a renewed vigor, as the collection suggests that the national office once again took the lead on this issue, with several successive chairmen being heavily involved in letter-writing and campaigning. With the emergence of the civil rights movement into the mainstream, the national office also re-engaged the issue of discrimination in medicine.

After Medicare became law in the mid-1960s, there is a significant drop in the volume of the collection, although work on discrimination continued and it was joined by reproductive rights and other new issues through the late 1960s and into the 1970s. There is less information about these later years, but in 1985 the Forum also became incorporated in the state of Illinois, and a discussion of the constitution and by-laws of the corporation in 1992 suggests that operations were moved from New York to Chicago. The latest dated item in the collection is an invitation to a 2002 dinner that suggests that the Forum’s office operations, or possibly just name, were then being looked after by the AFSCME International office in Chicago.

Scope and Contents

Physicians Forum Collection came to the University of Pennsylvania from Walter J. Lear’s Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health at two times; the bulk of the collection in 2005, and a smaller, related collection in 2008. The collection comprises 64 boxes of material, including administrative records, correspondence of members, work of committees, subject files on major issues, events, publications, publicity, news clippings, and a reference file on other organizations. The collection primarily contains minutes, notes, and correspondence but also includes printed materials such as publications and a few audio tapes. The volume of the collection is variable, as the Forum’s level of activity was not constant. It peaked between 1945, when the Forum was fully organized behind national health insurance, and 1965, when Medicare was passed.

The Organization and Administration series contains records pertaining to the organization and history of the Forum. The constitution and statement of principles address the organization’s establishment and several important transitions such as incorporation and the move to Chicago. The Board of Directors’ files contain a chronological record of the meetings and correspondence of the Forum’s directors in their official capacities, giving a sense of the national office’s work, including the volume of work done by the Forum’s executive secretaries.

The Papers of Forum Members series illustrates this further, with a considerable portion of the series comprising the papers of the executive secretaries and chairmen of the Forum. Including personal, non-Forum, and official Forum correspondence that does not fall under any specific committee or issue, the series suggests the large role the Forum played in its members lives. The papers of Dr. Boas form a large part of the series, and contain many documents concerning the Forum’s founding and organization. The correspondence files of executive secretaries Jocelyn Wagner and Pat Lievow include useful summaries of the Forum’s history.

Rounding out the basics of the Forum’s operations, the Committees series and the Regional Activities series contain information about the Forum’s efforts to diversity itself with respect to both issues and geography. The committees varied widely in scope, and some of their files contain just a few pages of minutes while others have several folders and chronicle entire campaigns. Some key examples of the latter type of committee are the Committee on Social Security for Physicians, the Radiation Hazard Committee, and the Women’s Committee, a group of doctor’s wives who helped with fund-raising and event planning. Similarly, the regional files vary from those of well organized and long-lasting groups such as the Boston chapter to groups that never had a chapter, such as Los Angeles, and groups that appear to have been a chapter in name only, such as the Philadelphia chapter.

The series of records from the New York County Medical Society is one of the more complex and important parts of the collection. The Forum began as a group of doctors who felt that they needed to provide a liberal voice in the New York County Medical Society, and so the county medical society comprises one of the oldest, longest, and most complete series in the collection. The Forum’s relationship with the county medical society, antagonistic as it often was, included many of the Forum’s most important projects. The series contains materials pertaining to the planning of the Forum’s “independent slate” of candidates for county medical society office each year, including correspondence detailing the planning the campaigns, advertising, election monitoring, and the results and reactions to the elections, which often included an exchange of letters with the county medical society’s nominating committee protesting the manner in which the election was run. The county medical society records also contain an important archive of Forum actions in the file of resolutions introduced by members of the Forum from the chronological file of the county medical society’s general records. In addition to the relevant portions of the Forum’s program, the county medical society files also include materials generated by the county medical society for a variety of purposes.

The Issues series contains the majority of the documentation of the Forum’s activities, filed by subject, with each folder including materials such as meeting minutes, correspondence, activity planning, and coalition-building around specific issues. Note that in cases where the Forum had a committee working on a given issue, all papers that originated with the committee are filed in the committees series. The largest portion of the Issues series is devoted to national health insurance, and there are also substantial files on hospitals, Social Security, doctors in the military, and Forum responses to anti-socialism and Red-baiting. There are also files for a wide variety of smaller Forum concerns, ranging from abortion to food costs to nuclear weapons. Taken together, these files show an organization with wide interests but limited resources, working to balance its priorities.

The remainder of the Forum’s work consists of its events and publications. The events files contain documentation of major events such as conferences, annual meetings and dinners, and other events such as informal parties and public meetings around specific issues. These events show another angle of the Forum’s interactions with the public, while the annual meetings and dinners, especially the Tenth Annual Dinner (1953), Twentieth Anniversary Dinner (1959), Fortieth Anniversary Dinner (1979), and the Ernst B. Boas Memorial Dinner (1955), provide many interesting retrospectives of Forum history. Similarly, the Forum’s publications, especially the Bulletin, provide a considerable amount of historical content as well as an idea of the Forum’s message to the general public. The scattered nature of some of the publications and the correspondence around the publishing process also provide another window into the Forum’s day-to-day operations.

The Publicity and Papers of Other Organizations series contain material not generated by the Forum but kept by the Forum because it was relevant to their work. Publicity includes sub-series with coverage of the Forum and Forum members in news sources and also a substantial sub-series consisting of news clippings filed under the same subject scheme as the issues series. The Papers of Other Organizations series consists of papers of other organizations that were of interest to the Forum. Finally, the collection includes one set of reel-to-reel audio tapes and a small amount of memorabilia.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Christopher Segal and Heather Isbell Schumacher

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Walter J. Lear Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health, 2005 and 2008.

Electronic Guide

The creation of the electronic guide for this collection was made possible through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project. Finding aid entered into the Archivists' Toolkit by Garrett Boos.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Manuscripts, American--20th century
  • Memorabilia
Personal Name(s)
  • Boas, Ernst P., (Ernst Philip), 1891-1955
  • Lear, Walter J., (Walter Jay), 1923-2010
Subject(s)
  • Health insurance
  • Medicare--History
  • Physicians--United States--Political activity
  • Social security -- United States -- History

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Collection Inventory

I.  Organization and Administration, 1939-1992. 5.5 boxes.

Series Description

Contains the various constitutions and statements of principles of the Physicians Forum, as well as minutes, correspondence, and other records of the Board of Directors and its subcommittees. Also includes the executive secretaries’ notes and calendars, but not correspondence. Contains files pertaining to the management of the national office, especially campaigns to increase the membership and income of the Forum. Minutes for special council meetings (1941-1942) and stated meetings (1941-1943) can be found in the Supplementary Records series.

Box Folder

Constitution and By-Laws of the Physicians Forum, Inc., 1945-1968, 1975, 1992, undated.

1 1

Statement of Principles and history of the Physicians Forum, 1942-1966, 2004, undated.

1 2

Progressive group of the New York County Medical Society, organizing meetings, 1941.

1 3

Board of Directors, minutes and correspondence, 1947-1958, undated.

1 4-7

Board of Directors, minutes and correspondence, 1959-1991, undated.

2 8-12

Board of Directors, Executive Committee, minutes and correspondence, 1939, 1941-1987, undated.

3 13-16

Board of Directors, Nominations, 1964-1965, undated.

3 17

Board of Directors, Subcommittee on Organization, 1968.

3 18

Steering Committee, minutes, 1945.

3 19

Minutes, unknown source, 1941-1964, 1989-1992.

3 20

Administrative files and notes, 1941-1984, undated.

3 21-22

Administrative files, Task Force, 1972.

3 23

Executive Secretary's Files, 1938-1975, undated.

4 24

Reports, 1951-1960.

4 25

Recruitment and fund-raising, 1944-1971.

4 26-31

Recruitment and fund-raising, 1971-1993, undated.

5 32-34

Membership recruitment debate, 1947-1948, 1966.

5 35

Elections and referenda surveys of members, 1948-1989, undated.

5 36

Elections, ballots, 1954.

5 37

Lists of membership and officers, 1941-1968, undated.

5 38

Mailing lists, 1944-1971.

5 39

Mailing lists, 1972-1985, undated.

6 40

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II.  Papers of Forum Members, 1914-1996, undated. 6 boxes.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically and then chronologically. Includes articles, speeches, public appearances, and incoming and outgoing correspondence of chairmen, executive secretaries, and other Forum members. Contains papers of a personal or non-specific nature, while correspondence and other materials that are explicitly and solely related to a single Forum committee, program, or issue are filed in Subjects/Issues. Ernst P. Boas, Walter J. Lear, and Pat Lievow were particularly long-serving Forum members or employees, and they have the largest files. Additional records for Walter J. Lear (1948-1996) are located in the Supplementary Records series.

Box Folder

Boas, Ernst P.: Articles, Speeches, and testimony, 1939-1951, undated.

6 41-43

Boas, Ernst P.: Correspondence, 1914-1915, 1938-1948.

6 44-45

Boas, Ernst P.: Correspondence, 1949-1954, undated.

7 46

Boas, Ernst P.: Letters of Ernst P. Boas, M.D. (1891-1955), 1960.

7 47

Boas, Ernst P.: Miscellaneous, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1981, undated.

7 48

Boas, Ernst P.: Ernst P. Boas Memorial Fund and Award, 1957, 1971-1977, undated.

7 49

Boas, Ernst P.: Ernst P. Boas Prize Essay, First, 1955-1957.

7 50

Boas, Ernst P.: Ernst P. Boas Prize Essay, Second, correspondence, 1957-1960.

7 51

Boas, Ernst P.: Ernst P. Boas Prize Essay, Second, essays, 1957.

7 52

Braun, Edmund M., Papers, 1952-1971, undated.

7 53

Burns, Paul, Correspondence, 1956-1958.

7 54

Butler, Allan, Articles, speeches, and testimony, 1954-1967.

7 55

Butler, Allan, Correspondence, 1945-1967, undated.

7 56

Cannon, George D., Correspondence, 1950.

7 57

Challenor, Bernard, Papers, 1971.

7 58

Cornely, Paul, Correspondence, 1958-1964.

7 59

Denzer, Bernard S., Papers, 1947.

7 60

Dodd, Katherine, Correspondence, 1957-1959.

8 61

Earnshaw, Katherine, Correspondence, 1952-1955.

8 62

Emanuel, Alan, Correspondence, 1956.

8 63

Fine, Jacob, Correspondence, 1955.

8 64

Fraad, Lewis, Papers, 1968-1969.

8 65

Gardner, Lytt., Papers, 1955-1969.

8 66

Gold, Hyman, Correspondence, 1962-1968.

8 67

Greenberg, Sidney M., Articles and speeches, undated.

8 68

Haber, Sabrina, Correspondence, 1968.

8 69

Holland, Rebekah, Correspondence, 1945-1946.

8 70

Holloman, John, Correspondence and testimony, 1969-1971.

8 71

Kelber, Harry, Papers, 1959.

8 72

Langer, Elinor, Papers, 1966-1967.

8 73

Lavietes, Paul H., Papers, 1957-1958, undated.

8 74
Lear, Walter, Papers, 1944-1992, undated.
Related Materials

For additional records from Walter Lear, see Series XIV, Supplementary Records, Folder 840

8 75-76

Lievow, Pat, Papers, 1954-1986, 1996, undated.

9 77-82

March, Margaret, Correspondence, 1949-1952.

10 83

Mayer, Leo, Correspondence, 1961-1964, undated.

10 84

McCoy, Ira, Correspondence, 1950.

10 85

McLaren, Louise, 1945.

10 86

Mendell, Martha, Articles, 1946.

10 87

Mendell, Martha, Correspondence, 1939-1958, undated.

10 88-89

Messinger, Eli, Papers, 1967-1968.

10 90

Meyer, Bernard, Articles, speeches, and testimony, 1949.

10 91

Meyer, Bernard, Correspondence, 1969, undated.

10 92

Nichols, Andrew, Papers, 1980-1983.

10 93

Orris, Peter, Correspondence, 1982-1985.

10 94

Peters, John P., Correspondence and testimony, 1942, 1953.

10 95

Peterson, Malcolm, Papers, 1963, 1967-1968.

10 96

Pragan, Karin M., Correspondence, 1959.

10 97

Price, Elizabeth, Correspondence, 1965.

10 98

Rand, Anna T., Correspondence, 1971.

10 99

Roemer, Milton I., Papers, 1946-1948, 1964-1982.

10 100

Roose, Lawrence J., Correspondence, 1951.

10 101

Schamberg, Ira, Correspondence, 1960-1966.

10 102

Segal, Benjamin, Correspondence, 1954-1958, undated.

11 103

Selling, Ben, Correspondence, 1963-1968.

11 104

Sidel, Victor W., Papers, 1971-1980.

11 105

Somach, Irving, Articles, undated.

11 106

Somach, Irving, Correspondence, 1941-1947.

11 107

Spear, Paul, Papers, 1971.

11 108

Strelnick, Hal, Papers, 1985.

11 109

Wagner, Jocelyn, Correspondence, 1947-1949.

11 110

Young, Edward L., Correspondence, 1953, 1963-1965.

11 111

Ziporkis, Paul, Correspondence, 1946-1947.

11 112

Correspondence regarding gift from Mrs. Albert D. Lasker, 1945.

11 113

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1941-1951, 1959-1992, undated.

11 114-115

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III.  Financial Records, 1944-1995, undated. 0.5 boxes.

Series Description

Includes annual budgets, tax returns, and records of loans. Fund-raising campaigns and appeals for individual loans are located in Organization and Administration.

Box Folder

Budget, 1946-1958.

11 116

Budget, 1961-1995, undated.

12 117

Financial reports, 1944-1955, 1965-1966.

12 118

Income, 1961-1963.

12 119

Loans, 1958-1960.

12 120

Taxes, 1952-1960.

12 121

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IV.  Committees, 1945-1984, undated. 2.5 boxes.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically. Contains the papers of the Forum’s individual committees, including minutes, correspondence, publications, and event planning. Papers range from a few items for smaller committees such as the Medical Care Consultants to half a box for the Committee on Social Security for Physicians or the Speaker’s Bureau. Records pertaining to the Committee on Civil Rights in Medicine, the Committee for Education on Radiation Hazards, the Committee for Health Without Discrimination, the Committee on Metropolitan New York Issues, the Research Committee, and miscellaneous committees can be found in the Supplementary Records series.

Box Folder

Administrative Committee, 1956-1958, 1979-1984.

12 122

Blueprint Committee (on Health Care in the U.S.), 1968-1970.

12 123

Bulletin Committee, undated.

12 124

Child Abuse Task Force, 1972.

12 125

Community Control Committee, 1969.

12 126

County Society Strategy Committee, 1955.

12 127

Discrimination, Committee on, 1954.

12 128

Drug Task Force, 1972.

12 129

Finance Committee, 1956-1963, undated.

12 130

Health Care in Prisons Task Force, 1972.

12 131

Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, Committee on, 1953.

12 132

Health Manpower Committee, 1969.

12 133

International Health and Human Rights Committee, 1984.

12 134

Medical Care Committee: Records, 1947-1966, undated.

12 135-136

Medical Care Committee: Lear Report, 1963.

12 137

Medical Care Committee: Proposal for a national hospital service, 1965.

13 138

Medical Care Consultants, 1955.

13 139

Membership Committee, 1944-1957, 1981-1983, undated.

13 140

Mental Health Committee, 168-1970, undated.

13 141

Mental Hygiene Committee, 1944, 1947.

13 142

National Committee, 1957.

13 143

New York Planning Committee, 1964.

13 144

Nominating Committee, 1951-1952.

13 145

Physicians Correspondence Committee, 1951-1952.

13 146

Primary Health Care Task Force, 1972.

13 147

Program Committee, 1941, 1963.

13 148

Radiation Hazard Committee, 1956-1959, undated.

13 149-151

Radiation Hazard Committee, Professor H.J. Muller, Articles and correspondence, 1957.

13 152

Social Security for Physicians, Committee on: Records, 1952-1962, undated.

14 153-155

Social Security for Physicians, Committee on: Newsletter, 1956-1964, undated.

14 156

Social Security for Physicians, Committee on: New York State survey, 1956.

14 157

Speakers Bureau, 1945-1949, 1963-1973, undated.

14 158-159

Speakers Bureau, "Speaker's Kit", 1973, undated.

14 160-161

Vivian Inez Douglas Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee, 1947-1948.

14 162

Women's Committee, 1947-1960, undated.

15 163-165

Young Physicians Temporary Committee, 1954.

14 166

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V.  Regional Activities, 1944-1966, undated. 2 boxes.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by place. Contains the papers of Forum groups other than the national office, including New York area and other chapters. There were also individual meetings of Forum members in several cities, filed under Regional Meetings.

Box Folder

Chapters, general information, 1947, 1962, undated.

15 167

Regional Meetings, 1962-1963.

15 168

Boston chapter, 1946-1966, undated.

15 169-172

Boston chapter, Newsletter, 1952-1953.

15 173

Boston chapter, 1945-1948, undated.

15 174

Boston chapter, 1945-1959.

16 175

Chicago chapter, 1944-1952, 1958, undated.

16 176-177

Chicago chapter, Newsletters, 1949-1950.

16 178

Los Angeles activities, 1945-1963, undated.

16 179

New York chapter, 1946-1947.

16 180

New York chapter, 1948-1965, 1982, undated.

16 181-183`

New York chapter, Committee on Civil Rights in Medicine (Formerly the Anti-Discrimination Committee?), 1946-1949.

17 184

New York chapter, Committee on Medical Freedom - Loyalty Oath, 1952.

17 185

New York chapter, Forum Facts, 1947.

17 186

New York chapter, reports, 1963, undated.

17 187

Northern New Jersey chapter, 1946-1949, undated.

17 188

Philadelphia chapter, 1947, 1963.

17 189

Queens chapter, 1947-1954.

17 190

Queens chapter, Newsletter, 1948-1949.

17 191

San Francisco chapter, 1944-1964, undated.

17 192

Washington chapter, 1946-1988.

17 193

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VI.  New York County Medical Society, 1938-1977, undated. 3 boxes.

Series Description

Contains papers generated by and pertaining to the New York County Medical Society. The series reflects the New York County Medical Society’s dual role as both the venue for many important Forum programs and also target of many Forum programs. Contains records of the county medical society, including its annual elections and its reactions to the Physicians Forum, as well as debates over the constitution of the county medical society and resolutions introduced by Forum members. Also includes the papers of several county medical society committees whose work was of interest to the Forum, and the county medical society’s publications.

Box Folder

Records, 1937-1949.

17 194-196

Records, 1950-1959.

18 197-202

Records, 1960-1966, undated.

19 203

Committee on Hospitals and Dispensaries, 1951.

19 204

Committee on Public Health, 1956.

19 205

Committee on Public Relations, 1940-1941, 1959.

19 206

Continuing Committee on Discrimination, 1953-1966.

19 207

Continuing Committee on Voluntary Health Insurance, 1955-1959.

19 208

Standing Committee on Legislation, 1953.

19 209

Creation of an Executive Secretary, 1939-1940.

19 210

Journal of the Medical Society of the County of New York (including the previous New York Medical Week), 1931-1944, undated.

19 211-212

New York Medicine, 1948, 1956-1964.

19 213

New York Medicine, Correspondence, 1948.

19 214

Public Health, Committee on, 1942, 1967.

19 215

Proposals to change the constitution, 193-1941, 1956-1957.

19 216

Proposals to change the constitution, 1957-1958, 1965.

20 217-219

Resolutions, 1941-1963, undated.

20 220-221

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VII.  Subjects/Issues, 1934-1990, undated. 24 boxes.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically as a subject file. This series brings together under each issue all of the materials relating to it, including minutes, correspondence, publications, and some events of both the Forum and also other organizations supporting and opposing the Forum’s position. Major subjects include health care, health insurance, and Social Security. The Supplementary Records series contains records on issues of adoption, the American Medical Student Association, the Black Women’s Health Project, food additives and pesticides, international health, the twentieth anniversary of the March on Washington, the National School Health Services Act, salaried physicians, and torture.

Related Materials

For additional records from this series, see Series XIV, Supplementary Records, Folders 847-855.

Box Folder

Abortion, 1965-1968.

20 222-223

Abortion, 1969-1982, undated.

21 224-226

Affirmative Action, 1969-1982, undated.

21 227

American Medical Association, 1934-1950.

21 228-230

American Medical Association, 1951-1958, 1961-1986, undated.

22 231-233

American Public Health Association, 1948-1949, 1958, undated.

22 234

Anti-socialism: General, 1947-1955, 1961-1964, undated.

22 235-236

Anti-socialism: Barsky, Edward, undated.

22 237

Anti-socialism: Bleier, Ruth, 1953-1954.

22 238

Anti-socialism: Briehl, Walter, 1957.

22 239

Anti-socialism: Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, 1952-1955.

22 240

Anti-socialism: Fine, Daniel, 1953.

22 241

Anti-socialism: Journal of the American Medical Association (including Hoover editorial), 1945-1951.

23 242

Anti-socialism: Peters, John, 1953-1956, undated.

23 243

Anti-socialism: Peters, John, Bound copy of petition to the President, 1955.

23 244

Anti-socialism: Stamler, Jeremiah, 1965-1966.

23 245

Anti-socialism: Thierman, Sheppard Carl, 1950-1953.

23 246

Birth control, 1958-1973, undated.

23 247

Birth control in hospitals, 1958.

23 248

Budgets (personal and government), 1963-1966, 1981-1983, undated.

23 249

Catastrophic insurance, 1972.

23 250

Chemical and biological weapons, 1969.

23 251

Child abuse, 1973, undated.

23 252

Cities, 1966.

23 253

Civil rights, 1948-1965.

23 254

Communism, 1953, 1955, 1994, undated.

23 255

Community control of health services, 1969-1971.

23 256

Community control of health services, Beth Israel Medical Center, 1970.

23 257

Dianetics, 1950-1951.

23 258

Diet, 1961.

24 259

Disability, 1974, undated.

24 260

Doctors Bill of Rights, 1945-1946, undated.

24 261

Doctors in the military: General (including the draft), 1943, 1952-1958, 1967-1968.

24 262-264

Doctors in the military: Case of Dr. Stanley Orloff, 1952-1953, undated.

24 265

Doctors in the military: H.R. 429 and 1108, 1957.

24 266

Drugs, medical, 1951, 1960-1974, undated.

24 267-268

Drugs and alcohol, 1970-1971.

25 269

Education discrimination in the medical profession, 1947.

25 270

Elderly, 1948, 1957-1965, undated.

25 271

Elderly, White House Conference on Aging, 1959-1961.

25 272

Elections, 1940-1972.

25 273

Elections, questionnaires to candidates, 1946.

25 274

Environment (and health), 1966-1969.

25 275

Family health, 1963.

25 276

Fluoridation, 1957-1965.

25 277

Food costs, 1946-1949.

25 278

Government, 1957-1966.

25 279

Government in health, general, 1942-1951, 1963-1968.

25 280

Group practice, 1968-1971.

25 281

Health care: General, 1962-1966.

25 282-283

Health care: General, 1966-1981, undated.

26 284-285

Health care: Costs, 1959-1970, 1983-1984, undated.

26 286

Health Care: New York City, 1965-1978, undated.

32 287

Health care: New York City, Piel Report, 1966-1968, undated.

26 288

Health care: Regional (including the Debakey Report), 1965.

26 289

Health of the general population: General (including the Fulbright-Taft Bill, 1944-1948, 1963, undated.

26 290-291

Health of the general population: The Nation's Health (report), 1948.

26 292

Health of the general population: New York, 1946-1948, undated.

27 293

Health of the general population: White House Conference, 1965.

27 294

Health Insurance: General, 1939-1949.

27 295-298

Health Insurance: General, 1949-1960.

28 299-304

Health Insurance: General, 1961-1972.

29 305-308

Health Insurance: General, 1973-1980, undated.

30 309-310

Health Insurance: Consumer protection, 1972.

30 311

Health Insurance: Corcoran-Farbstein Bill, 1946.

30 312

Health Insurance: Farbstein Bill, 1947.

30 312

Health Insurance: Griffiths Bill (H.R. 17806), 1970.

30 313

Health Insurance: Health Care Insurance Act of 1964, 1964.

30 314

Health Insurance: Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, 1954-1958.

30 315

Health Insurance: Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), 1971-1976, undated.

30 316

Health Insurance: Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), 1971-1976, undated.

31 317

Health Insurance: Javits Bill, 1964.

31 318

Health Insurance: National Health Insurance (Hill Bill), 1949.

31 319

Health Insurance: The National Health Act of 1950, 1950.

31 320

Health Insurance: The National Health Insurance and Public Health Act of 1949 (S. 5 and H.R. 783), 1949.

31 321

Health Insurance: New York State, 1939-1945, 1956-1969, undated.

31 322-323

Health Insurance: Saskatchewan, 1963.

31 324

Health Insurance: Smith-Taft, 1949.

31 325

Health Insurance: Taft Bill, 1946-1949.

31 326

Health Insurance: Trussell Report (New York State), 1963-1964.

31 327
Health Insurance: Trussell Report (New York State), 1963-1964.
Related Materials

Trussell Report materials are also filed in New York County Medical Society, 1963.

32 328

Health Insurance: United Medical Service, 1962.

32 329

Health Insurance: Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, 1939-1945.

32 330-334

Health Insurance: Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, 1945-1948, undated.

33 335-338

Health Insurance: Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, Coordinating Committee on the Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, 1945-1946.

33 339

Health Insurance: Health of Native American, 1949.

33 340

Health Insurance: Health in rural areas, 1944-1947, undated.

33 341

Health Insurance: Hospital integration, 1957-1959.

33 342

Hospitals: General, 1948, 1955-1969-, undated.

34 343-344

Hospitals: Hill-Burton Bill, 1945-1946, 1957-1963, undated.

34 345

Hospitals: New York City, 1948-1979, undated.

34 346-347

Hospitals: New York City, reports, 1967-1968.

34 348

Hospitals: New York State, 1964-1965.

34 349

Housing, 1946.

35 350

Hunger, 1971, 1984.

35 351

Infant formula, 1980.

35 352

Kings County Medical Society, 1956.

35 353

Labor, 1945-1948, 1961-1976, 1990.

35 354

Lead poisoning, 1968-1971.

35 355

Liberal doctors, 1964, undated.

35 356

Lobbying, 1967, undated.

35 357

Loyalty oaths, 1947-1955, 1958, undated.

35 358-359

Malpractice, 1975, undated.

35 360

March on Washington, 1963.

35 361

Maternal and child health, 1963, 1973, 1987.

35 362

Maternal and child welfare, 1945-1946.

35 363

Medicaid, 1966-1970.

35 364

Medical education, 1949, 1951, 1957, 1960-1972, undated.

35 365

Medical ethics, 1951-1958, 1973-1986.

36 366

Medical manpower and civilian care, 1941-1971, undated.

36 367

Medical research, 1945, 1957-1967, undated.

36 368

Medical schools, admissions, 1946-1969, undated.

36 369-370

Medical schools, admissions, Fraad letter, 1969.

36 371

Medicare, 1961-1965.

36 372

Medicare, 1962-1967, 1982-1985.

37 373-376

Medicare, King-Anderson Bill, 1962-1964.

37 377

Medicare, Title XIX (in New York State), 1966, undated.

37 378

Mental health, 1946, 1964-1972.

38 379

Me. Sinai Carver Clinic, 1953, undated.

38 380

National Coalition on Health, 1969-1970.

38 381

National Health Assembly, 1948.

38 382

National Health Service Corps., 1972.

38 383

National Medical Association, 1956-1967, undated.

38 384

National Physicians Committee, 1941-1949, undated.

38 385

Nazis: General, 1946.

38 386

Nazis: Arnold, Godfrey Eduard, 1948-1955.

38 387

Nazis: Schreiber, Walter P., 1950-1952, undated.

38 388-390

New York City, 1963-1975, undated.

39 391

New York City Department of Corrections, 1954.

39 392

New York City Health Research Council, 1958.

39 393

New York State, 1968-1971, undated.

39 394-395

New York State Journal of Medicine, 1949.

39 396

New York State Medical Society, 1950-1957.

39 397

Nuclear Power, 1956-1980, undated.

39 398

Nuclear weapons, 1981-1958, 1962-1982, undated.

39 399-402

Nursing homes, 1965.

40 403

Patients rights, 1973.

40 404

Physicians' incomes, 1942, 1948, 1951.

40 405

Polio, 1955-1958, undated.

40 406

Pollution, 1965-1970.

40 407

Population, 1959-1972.

40 408

Poverty, 1966, undated.

40 409

Prisons, undated.

40 410

Promotion of science, 1947-1952.

40 411

Psychiatric hospitals, 1940, 1970.

40 412

Race discrimination in the medical profession, 1942-1957, 1963-1969, undated.

40 413-416

Radiation, 1955-1963, undated.

41 417-418

Radiation, Neuberger-Porter Bill (S. 1228 and H.R. 4820, 1957.

41 419

Registrars, 1951.

41 420

Responsibilities of organized medicine, 1947.

41 421

Responsibilities of physicians, 1951-1953.

41 422

Revenue sharing, 1973.

41 423

Sexism, 1972.

41 424

Smoking, 1966-1970.

41 425

Social Security: General, 1944-1958.

41 426-427

Social Security: General, 1959-1972, undated.

42 428

Social Security: Legislation, 1958-1960.

42 429

Social Security: Forand Bill, 1957-1961, undated.

42 430-434

Social Security: "Medical Care for the United States" from The Debate Review, 1963.

43 435

Social Security: The President's Health Insurance Proposal (H.R. 4222), 1961.

43 436

Social Security for physicians, 1949-1965, undated.

43 437-441

State University of New York, 1947-1948.

43 442

Sterilization, 1977.

43 443

Students, 1968.

43 444

Unemployment, 1946.

43 445

Veteran doctors, 1945-1946.

44 446

Veteran's health, 1945-1950, undated.

44 447

Vietnam, 1967-1971.

44 448

War, 1966-1967, undated.

44 449

Welfare, 1947-1955, 1969-1971.

44 450

World health, 1945.

44 451

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VIII.  Events, 1941-1998, undated. 2.5 boxes.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by event title. Includes planning, correspondence, publicity, and follow-up for Forum events, including annual meetings and dinners, as well as events focused on specific issues and miscellaneous events. These include events for Forum members and also events open to the public. Also major one-time events such as the Conference for Health Care without Discrimination (1949). The Forum’s records for Veterans Today and Tomorrow can be found in the Supplementary Records series.

Related Materials

For additional records from this series, see Series XIV, Supplementary Records, Folder 856.

Box Folder

Annual Meeting, 1944-1962, 1964-1992, undated.

44 452-456

Annual Dinner, 1957-2002.

44 457-458

Annual Dinner, 1957-2002.

45 459

Annual Dinner. Tenth Annual Dinner, 1953.

45 460

Annual Dinner, Ernest B. Boas Memorial/Tribute, 1955.

45 461

Annual Dinner, Twentieth Anniversary Dinner, 1959.

45 462

Annual Dinner, Fortieth Anniversary Dinner, 1979.

45 463

Business meeting, 1943-1981.

45 464

APHA Annual Meeting gathering, 1967-1987.

45 465

Barshy Award, 1986.

45 466

"Black Admissions to Medical Schools" (meeting), 1968-1969.

45 467

Candid Conference on National Health, 1949.

45 468

Conference for Health Care Without Discrimination, 1949.

45 469-470

Conference for Health Care Without Discrimination, Temporary Committee for Health Care Without Discrimination, 1949.

46 471

Conference on Problems of Medical Care, 1944.

46 472-474

Coordinating Council meeting, 1968.

46 475

Ernst P. Boas Memorial Meeting, 1955.

46 476

Forum on the Responsibility of Organized Medicine, 1946.

46 477

Fund-raisers, 1950-1960, undated.

46 478

Fund-raisers, Garden party, 1951-1957.

46 479

Lecture by Dr. Benjamin Spock (Women's Committee event), 1953-1954.

46 480

Mental Hygiene Forum, 1947.

46 481

"New York City Health & Hospital Corp. - Where is it going?" (public meeting), 1972.

46 482

Physicians Forum reception at Group Health Institute of 1959, 1959.

46 483

"Problems of the Aging Patient", 1947.

46 484

Reception for John Peters, 1954-1955.

46 485

"The Rights of Mental Patients" (public meeting), 1971.

46 486

Rosenthal (Ben) press conference, 1967.

46 487

Seminar for Physicians and Professionals on Wider Distribution of Medical Care, 1949.

47 488

Twentieth Anniversary Conference, 1962-1963.

47 489

Miscellaneous events, 1941-1998, undated.

47 490-491

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IX.  Publications of the Physicians Forum, 1941-1997, undated. 3 boxes.

Series Description

Includes the Forum’s Bulletin and Newsletter, both of which varied in form over the years and were often published irregularly. Also press releases from the national office, arranged in chronological order except for releases on key issues such as health insurance and the American Medical Association, and columns contributed by the Forum to other publications.

Box Folder

Physician Forum articles for publication, 1945-1946, undated.

47 492

Bulletin, assorted papers, 1941-1958, 1964-1986, undated.

47 493-494

Bulletin, issues (gaps), 1941-1952.

47 495-505

Bulletin, issues (gaps), 1953-1956, 1964-1997.

48 506-512

Journal of Social Medicine, 1947.

48 513

The New York Physicians' Forum for the Study of Medical Care, 1941.

48 514

Newsletter, assorted papers, 1981-1983, undated.

48 515

Newsletter, 1950-1985.

48 516-517

Press releases: General, 1945-1976.

48 518

Press releases: American Medical Association, 1948-1967.

49 519-520

Press releases: Health Insurance, 1945-1949, 1963-1971, undated.

49 521-522

Press releases: New York County Medical Society, 1948-1949, 1963.

49 523

Press releases: Social Security, 1959-1961.

49 524

Press releases: Women's Committee, 1948.

49 525

Federated Press columns, 1950-1951.

49 526

Federated Press Correspondence, 1926-1988, undated.

49 527

"A National Health System" pamphlet, 1969-1970.

49 528-529

Miscellaneous publications, 1944-1990, undated.

50 530

Distribution records, 1946-1951, 1963.

50 531

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X.  Publicity, 1942-1994, undated. 6 boxes.

Series Description

Arranged in three sub-series; General Publicity, Newspaper Clippings, and Membership Publicity. Covers public appearances of Forum members, correspondence and news coverage about the Forum and Forum members, and news coverage of issues the Forum was concerned with, primarily in the form of clippings from news sources.

A.  General Publicity.

Box Folder

Publicity, general, undated.

50 532

Appearances by Forum members, 1945-1946, 1957-1967.

50 533

Correspondence about the Physicians Forum, 1944.

50 534

B.  Newspaper Clippings.

Box Folder

Abortion, 1967-1984, undated.

50 535

American Medical Association, 1944-1959.

50 536-538

American Medical Association, 1961-1971, undated.

51 539

American Public Health Association, 1956.

51 540

Automobiles, 1967.

51 541

Blood banks, 1946-1954.

51 542

Blood donations, 1951, undated.

51 543

Boston chapter, 1948, undated.

51 544

Budgets (personal and government), 1965.

51 545

Cancer, 1954.

51 546

Candid Conference on National Health, 1949.

51 547

Catastrophic insurance, 1972.

51 548

Chicago chapter, 1946-1949.

51 549

Children, 1954-1967.

51 550

Civil rights, 1963-1964, undated.

51 551

Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, Inc., 1954.

51 552

Community control of health services, 1969-1970.

51 553

Contraception, 1952, 1958-1959.

51 554

Cost of living, 1972.

51 555

Council of Health Organizations, 1969.

51 556

Dianetics, 1950-1951.

51 557

Doctors in the military (including the draft), 1944-1967, undated.

51 558

Drugs, medical, 1960-1971.

51 559

Drugs and alcohol, 1957.

51 560

Elderly, 1959-1964.

51 561

Elections, 1944.

51 562

Fluoridation, 1953-1957.

51 563

Food costs, 1947-1949.

51 564

Government, 1949, 1955-1968.

51 565

Harlem, 1950.

51 566

Health care: General, 1950-1980, undated.

51 567

Health care: Costs, 1954, 1963-1974, undated.

51 568

Health care: New York City, 1943, 1949, 1967.

51 569

Regional, 1965.

51 570

Health of the general population, 1950-1968.

51 571

Health Insurance: General, 1943-1959, 1963-1974, undated.

52 572-577

Griffiths Bill, 1970.

52 578

Health care: Health maintenance organizations (HMOs), 1971-1972.

52 579

Health care: Trussell Report, 1963, undated.

52 580

Hospitals, 1945-1971, undated.

53 581

Hospitals, contraceptives, 1958.

53 582

Hospitals in New York City, 1950-1972, undated.

53 583

House staff, 1972.

53 584

Hunger, 1971, undated.

53 585

Kings County Medical Society, 1953-1954.

53 586

Labor, 1959.

53 587

Lead poisoning, 1969-1971, undated.

53 588

Lecture by Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1953.

53 589

Licensing, undated.

53 590

Loyalty oaths, 1947-1955.

53 591

Malpractice, undated.

53 592

Medicaid, 1968.

53 593

Medical education, 1944-1971, undated.

53 594

Medical ethics, 1953-1954.

53 595

Medical manpower, 1942-1971.

53 596

Medical schools, admissions, 1945-1954.

53 597

Medicare, 1964-1967, undated.

53 598

Mental health, 1947-1949, 1953-1971, undated.

53 599

Minorities, 1964.

53 600

Me. Sinai Clinic, 1953.

53 601

National Medical Association, 1956-1969.

53 602

National Physicians Committee, 1944-1949.

53 603

Nazis: General, 1955-1958.

53 604

Nazis: Arnold, Godfrey Edward, 1953-1955.

53 606

Nazis: Schreiber, Walter P., 1951-1952, undated.

53 607

New York City, 1947-1968.

54 608

New York County Medical Society, 1940-1964.

54 609

New York State, 1963-1967.

54 610

Nuclear power, 1956-1963, 1987, undated.

54 611

Nuclear weapons, 1950-1964, 1970-1980.

54 612

Nursing, 1952-1965.

54 613

Physicians Forum, 1945, 1959-1970.

54 614

Physicians Forum events, 1953, 1971, 1994.

54 615

Physicians for Social Responsibility, undated.

54 616

Polio, 1951-1958.

54 617

Political repression, 1945-1957, 1966, undated.

54 618

Pollution, 1969.

54 619

Population, 1959-1971.

54 620

Poverty, 1960, 1966.

54 621

Race discrimination in the medical profession, 1945-1957, 1963-1971, undated.

54 622-623

Radiation, 1956-1964.

54 624

Red Cross, 1957.

54 625

Research, 1951-1970.

54 626

Rosenthal press conference, 1967.

54 627

Smoking, 1966-1970.

54 628

Social Security, 1950-1973, undated.

55 629

Social Security for physicians, 1952-1964, undated.

55 630

Students, 1967.

55 631

Taxes, 1971, undated.

55 632

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1952-1954.

55 633

U.S.S.R., 1956-1958.

55 634

Veterans, 1944-1954.

55 635

Vietnam, undated.

55 636

War, 1948, 1964-1967.

55 637

Washington, D.C. chapter, 1946-1947.

55 638

Welfare, 1967.

55 639

World Medical Association, 1953-1959, undated.

55 640

Miscellaneous, 1944-1981, undated.

54 641-642

C.  Membership Publicity.

Box Folder

Biographies, 1949-1958, undated.

55 643

Barsky, E. K., 1952-1955.

55 644

Boas, Ernst P., Correspondence about, 1955.

55 645

Boas, Ernst P., news clippings, 1945-1955, undated.

55 646

Butler, Allan, 1986.

56 647

Dodd, Katherine, 1957.

56 648

Dodd, Katherine, news clippings, 1959.

56 649

Gregg, Alan, news clippings, 1956.

56 650

Mayer, Leo, 1972.

56 651

May, Leo, correspondence about, 1972.

56 652

McCoy, Ira D., undated.

56 653

Richardson, Henry B., 1963.

56 654

Roose, Lawrence J., 1951.

56 655

Schamberg, Ira, 1960, 1980.

56 656

Sidel, Victor W., News clippings, 1971.

56 657

Spock, Benjamin, 1984.

56 658

Taussig, Helen Brooke, news clippings, 1965.

56 659

Terris, Milton, 1984.

56 660

Young, Edward, 1969.

56 661

Ziporkis, Paul, 1953.

56 662

Miscellaneous, 1957-1958.

56 663

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XI.  Publications of Other Organizations, 1937-1985, undated. 7.5 boxes.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically. Reference file of papers and publications of other organizations. This series contains the papers of organizations not working directly on issues that were central to the Forum, specific publications, and also the papers of major organizations too large to file in Subjects/Issues, including the American Medical Association and the Committee for the Nation’s Health, a major Forum ally. Also includes the Forum’s files on the Physicians Committee on Research and the Council of Health Organizations. Some organizations’ papers are also filed in Subjects/Issues, under the relevant issues.

Box Folder

Articles and speeches, general, 1941, 1944-1977, undated.

56 664-665

AFL-CIO, 1955-1970.

56 666

AFL-CIO Conference on Atomic Radiation Hazards, 1957.

56 667

Alliance for a Safer New York, 1972.

56 668

American Bar Association, 1957.

56 669

American Council for the Improvement of Medical Care, undated.

57 670

American Dental Association, 1949.

57 671

American Enterprise Association, Inc., 1949.

57 672

American Friends of the Mexican People, 1938.

57 673

American Health Foundation Newsletter, 1970.

57 674

American Jewish Committee, undated.

57 675

American Labor Party, 1950.

57 676

American Medical Association, 1941-1965.

57 677-678

American Medical Student Association/Foundation, 1985.

57 679

American Orthopsychiatric Association, Inc., 1970.

57 680

American Psychiatric Association, 1949.

57 681

American Public Health Association, 1948-1968, undated.

57 682

American Public Welfare Association, undated.

57 683

American Red Cross, 1948.

57 684

American Thrift Assembly, 1957.

57 685

Americanism Educational League, 1950.

57 686

Associated Medical Schools of Greater New York, 1968.

57 687

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, 1948, 1957.

57 688

Association of Internes and Medical Students, 1950-1952.

57 689

Association for the Study of Abortion, undated.

57 690

Bronx County Medical Society, 1949, undated.

57 691

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, 1946.

57 692

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 1955-1957.

57 693

Bulletin of the Medical Society of the County of Kings, 1953.

57 694

Bureau of Public Health Economics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan (including the journal Public Health Economics), 1950.

57 695

California Committee to Prevent Abuse of the Doctors Draft Law, 1953-1954, undated.

57 696

California Department of Public Health, 1963.

57 697

Challenge to Socialism, 1951-1957.

57 698

Citizen's Committee Against the Feinberg Law, 1949.

57 699

Citizen's Committee for Children of New York, Inc., 1968.

57 700

Citizen's Committee for Medicaid, 1967.

58 701

Citizen's for Eisenhower-Nixon, 1952.

58 702

City-wide Citizen's Committee on Harlem, Report of the Subcommittee on Health and Hospitals, 1945.

58 703

Commentary, 1986.

58 704

Committee of 1776 Physicians for Legalization of Voluntary Euthanasia in New York State, 1958, undated.

58 705

Committee Against Fort Apache, 1980.

58 706

Committee of Concerned Nurses, 1968.

58 707

Committee for Constitutional Government, Inc., 1950-1958, undated.

58 708

Committee to End Discrimination in Chicago Medical Institutions, 1952-1956.

58 709

Committee for the Nation's Health, 1946-1955, undated.

58 710-711

Committee for National Health Insurance, 1972.

58 712

Committee for a National Health Service, 1976.

58 713

Committee for Nuclear Information, 1963-1964.

58 714

Committee of Physicians for the Improvement of Medicals Care, Inc., 1943-1950.

58 715

Committee of Physicians for the presentation of certain principles and proposals in the provision of medical care, 1937-1938.

58 716

Committee to Prevent Abuse of the Doctor Draft Law, 1952-1953, undated.

58 717

Committee on Research in Medical Economics (includes the committee's journal Medical Care), 1944-1945.

58 718

Community Service Society of New York, 1970.

58 719

Conference on "Housing Today and Tomorrow", 1953.

58 720

Congress of Industrial Organizations (including Conference on Social Security), 1942-1956.

58 721

Consumer Commission on the Accreditation of Health Services, 1972.

58 722

Cooperative Health Federation of America, 1955.

58 723

Corlears Hooks Medical Association, Two-year report on medical care in low cost housing, submitted to the Committee on Public Relations on the Medical Society of the County of New York, 1943.

59 724

Council of Health Organizations, 1969-1972.

59 725

Democratic National Committee, 1950.

59 726

Doctors for automotive safety, 1965-1967.

59 727

Doctors for Dulles, 1949.

59 728

Doctors for Eisenhower, 1952.

59 729

Environment (magazine), 1970.

59 730

European Mental Health Traveling Seminars, undated.

59 731

Euthanasia Society of American, Inc., undated.

59 732

Evaluation of the U.S. Health Service Industry Including the Cost of Acceptable Medical Care by 1975, by Edward Yost, 1967.

59 733-734

Federation of American Scientists, 1963-1966.

59 735

Group Health Association of America, Inc., 1963.

59 736

Group Health Federation of America, Information Letter, 1956-1960.

59 737

Group Health Insurance, Inc., 1968.

59 738

Health Coalition for Affirmative Action, 1978.

59 739

Health Information Foundation, Research Series, 1953-1960.

59 740

Health Law Newsletter, 1971.

59 741

Health Professionals for Peace in Vietnam, 1967.

59 742

Health Professionals for Political Action, 1972.

59 743

Health Program Conference, 1944.

60 744

Health Program Steering Group, 1946.

60 745

Hospital Council of Greater New York, 1948-1951.

60 746

I.F. Stone's Weekly, 1956-1958.

60 747

Independent Citizen's Committee of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions, Inc., 1946.

60 748

Interdepartmental Committee to Coordinate Health and Welfare Activities (includes 1938 National Health Conference), 1938.

60 749

International Congress of Social Psychiatry, 1963.

60 750

Kings County Physicians Guild, 1951-1959.

60 751

Medical Association for the Prevention of War, 1952.

60 752

Medical Committee for Civil Rights, 1963.

60 753

Medical Committee for the Freedom Fighters, undated.

60 754

Medical Committee for Human Rights, 1964-1970, 1980.

60 755

Medical Council of the Progressive Citizens of America (also called the Medical Division), undated.

60 756

Medical Economics, 1948-1963.

60 757

Medical Society of the State of New York, 1950-1957.

60 758

Medical Society of the State of New York Newsletter, 1952, 1956-1958.

60 759

Medical Group Practice Council, Medical Administration Services, Inc., 1945.

60 760

Medicine Today & Tomorrow, 1952.

60 761

Medico-Chirurgical Society of the District of Columbia, Bulletin, 1947-1949.

60 762

The Modern Hospital, 1951.

60 763

National Association of Clinic Managers, 1946.

60 764

National Association for Mental Health, 1968.

60 765

National Committee of Health Care of the Aged, 1964.

60 766

National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, 1957-1958, 1963.

60 767

National Council of the Arts, Sciences and Professions, 1948-1949.

61 768

National Council of Scientific, Professional, Art and White Collar Organizations (including the 1946 Annual Conference), 1946.

61 769

National Council of Senior Citizens, Inc., 1964.

61 770

National Health Assembly, 1948.

61 771

National Health Conference, 1948.

61 772

National Lawyers Guild, 1958.

61 773

National Medical Fellowships, Inc., 1952.

61 774

National Physicians Committee, 1940-1949, undated.

61 775

National Professional Committee for Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952.

61 776

National Wartime Conference, 1944.

61 777

New York Council of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions, 1951, undated.

61 778

New York County Medical Society, 1950, 1958.

61 779

New York Labor-Management Council of Health and Welfare Plans, Inc., 1963.

61 780

New York Medical Committee to End the War in Vietnam, 1967, undated.

61 781

New York Regional Student Health Coalition, 1968.

61 782

New York State Coalition for Family Planning, 1972.

61 783

New York State Doctors Opposed to Socialized Medicine, 1949.

61 784

New York Task Force for Adequate Health Care Policy, 1972.

61 785

Physicians for Accurate Medical Assessment, 1985.

61 786

Physicians Against Socialized Medicine, undated.

61 787

Physicians Committee Against Discrimination, 1946.

61 788

Physicians Committee on Research, 1944-1945.

61 789

Physicians Committee on Research, Constitution and By-Laws, 1945.

61 790

Physicians Committee on Research, Public opinion polls, 1944-1945.

62 791

Physicians Committee on Research, Public opinion polls, 1944-1945.

62 792

Physicians Committee on Research, Tax exempt status, 1944-1945.

62 793

Physicians Council for Information on Child Health, Inc., 1957.

62 794

Physicians Guild of the State of New York, 1945.

62 795

Physicians Guilds, undated.

62 796

Physicians' Home, 1954, 1957.

62 797

Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1963-1985.

62 798

President's Council on Aging, 1963.

62 799

Progressive Citizens of America (including Conference on Cultural Freedom and Civil Liberties), 1947.

62 800

Provisional Committee of 1000 Physicians Against Imposition of "Loyalty" Oaths, 1954.

62 801

Provisional Committee for Better Health in Harlem, 1949-1950.

62 802

Public Affairs Institute, undated.

62 803

Public Health Association of New York City, 1963-1971.

62 804

Public Health Notes, 1961, undated.

62 805

Radical Education Project (including Conference on Radicals in the Professions), 1967.

63 806

The Reference Shelf, 1946.

63 807

The Religious Associates of the National Citizens Political Action Committee, 1945.

63 808

Reproductive Rights Network, 1980.

63 809

San Francisco Labor Council, 1954.

63 810

Social Policy, 1971.

63 811

Socialist Medical Association (United Kingdom), 1954, undated.

63 812

Society for Applied Anthropology, undated.

63 813

Society of Urban Physicians, 1972.

63 814

Special Investigating Committee of Council of the City of New York, 1946.

63 815

State of New York, 1946.

63 816

Student American medical Association, undated.

63 817

Student Committee on Urban Health Care, 1966.

63 818

Student Health Organizations, 1966-1967.

63 819

United Medical Service, 1955-1957.

63 820

United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1957.

63 821

United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1964.

63 822

United States Committee for Participation in the International Conference in Defense of Children, 1952.

63 823

United States Congress, Joint Economic Committee, 1959.

63 824

Washington Report on the Medical Sciences, 1966.

63 825

Welfare and Health Council of New York City, 1955.

63 826

White House Conference on Aging, 1958-1959.

63 827

William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology, 1952.

63 828

World Health Organization, 1950, 1957-1958, undated.

63 829

World Health Organization, Newsletter, 1956.

63 830

World Medical Association, 1954.

63 831

World Studytours, 1950.

63 832

Young Physician Temporary Committee, 1954.

63 833

Miscellaneous publications, 1943-1945.

63 834

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XII.  Audio Recordings, 1963. 2 folders.

Series Description

Audio recordings of media appearances of Forum members.

Box Folder

"Dr. A. Butler on Joe Dolan Program 1/16/63" (2 tapes), January 16, 1963.

63 835-836

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XIII.  Memorabilia, undated. 1 folders.

Series Description

Contains Forum memorabilia.

Box Folder

Memorabilia, undated.

63 837

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XIV.  Supplementary Records, 1941-1996, undated. 1 boxes.

Series Description

Arranged by series level and then alphabetically. Contains records of Organization and Administration, Papers of Forum Members, Committees, Subjects/Issues, and Events.

Box Folder

Organization and Administration: Special Meeting of the Council, minutes, 1941-1942.

64 838

Organization and Administration: Stated Meeting, minutes, 1941-1943.

64 839

Papers of Forum Members: Lear, Walter, Papers, 1948-1996.

64 840

Committees: Civil Rights in Medicine, Committee on, 1949.

64 841

Committees: Education on Radiation Hazards, Committee for, undated.

64 842

Committees: Health Without Discrimination, Committee for, 1949.

64 843

Committees: Metropolitan New York Issues, Committee on, undated.

64 844

Committees: Research Committee, 1944.

64 845

Committees: Miscellaneous committees, 1976, 1981, 1984.

64 846

Subjects/Issues: Adoption, 1948.

64 847

Subjects/Issues: American Medical Student Association, 1981, undated.

64 848

Subjects/Issues: Black Women's Health Project, 1983.

64 849

Subjects/Issues: Food additives and pesticides, 1960.

64 850

Subjects/Issues: International health, 1980-1983, undated.

64 851

Subjects/Issues: March on Washington Twentieth Anniversary, 1983.

64 852

Subjects/Issues: National School Health Services Act, 1947.

64 853

Subjects/Issues: Salaried physicians, undated.

64 854

Subjects/Issues: Torture, undated.

64 855

Events: Veterans Today and Tomorrow, 1945.

64 856

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