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Oral history interview with Isidore S. Falk [electronic resource], 1968

Creator: Falk, I. S. 1899-1984
Project: Social security project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 289 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit) Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Public health specialist, medical economist.

Scope and Contents

Early interest in health insurance; teaching at University of Chicago and service on Chicago Board of Health, 1923-1929; Committee on Costs of Medical Care; effect of recommendation for group practice and group payment; voluntary vs. compulsory insurance; New Deal and background of Social Security legislation; Technical Committee and Advisory Council, Committee on Economic Security; Social Security Board, 1936; National Health Survey, 1935-1936; National Health Conference, 1938; Technical Committee on Medical Care; legislative efforts to explore and expand role of federal government in health insurance. Impressions of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Frances Perkins, Arthur Altmeyer, Edgar Sydensticker, and many others.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976.

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