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Frank F. Furstenberg papers

Ms. Coll. 634

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Frank F. Furstenberg papers
Date [inclusive]:
1943-1999
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 634
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
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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Biography/History

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).

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  21 April 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Nicole Love

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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.

Custodial History note

Gift of Walter J. Lear, 2007.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.).
  • Sinai Hospital (Baltimore, Md.).
  • United States. Public Health Service.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts, American--20th century
  • Writings (document genre)
Personal Name(s)
  • Furstenberg, Frank F.
Subject(s)
  • Health care reform
  • Physicians--United States

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General note

Forms part of: U. S. Health Activism History Collection

Collection Inventory

I. Correspondence, 1955-1970.

Box Folder

Kolker, Jonathan W., 1970.

1 1

Montfiore Hospital and Medical Center, 1965.

1 2

Yancey, Ruth E., 1955.

1 3

II. Writings, 1961-1970.

Box Folder

Writings concerning various Maryland health care programs, 1961-1970.

1 4

III. Professional affiliations, 1943-1991.

Box Folder

Bay Area Health Center, 1943.

1 5

Medical Committee for Human Rights, 1969.

1 6

Pets on Wheels, 1982-1983.

1 7

Pets on Wheels, 1991.

1 8

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc., 1951-1971.

1 9

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc., The Aged, 1964-1973.

1 10

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc., Home Care, 1952-1964.

1 11

IV. Biographical materials, 1974-1977.

Box Folder

Curriculum Vitae, community services award, and obituary, 1973-1997.

1 12

V. Miscellaneous, undated.

Box Folder

Newspaper article regarding zoning violations of a home housing welfare recipients, and the telephone number and address of John Cammarata, undated.

1 13