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Reminiscences of Thomas Parran : oral history, 1962.

Creator: Parran, Thomas, 1892-1968.
Project: Health sciences project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 133 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Physician, Government executive.

Scope and Contents

Educational background; typhoid investigation; community support for public health personnel; rural sanitation, disease control assignments; attempts to establish local and county health units; director of Division of Venereal Disease: study of control methods, legislative recommendations, establishment of Cooperative Clinical Group; relation of Public Health Service to universities; New York State public health program development; effects of social security legislation; duties as Surgeon General, 1936-1948; origins of grant-in-aid program; Clinical Center; National Advisory Health Council; impetus for national health insurance.


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