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Reminiscences of Alfred, Walter, and Olga Gellhorn : oral history, 1978.

Creator: Gellhorn, Alfred
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 721 leaves. Tape 2 reels. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Physician, educator; interviewee married Olga Gellhorn.

Scope and Contents

Research on nitrogen mustard and treatment for shock, teaching activities, Columbia, 1943-68; cancer research and treatment at Delafield Hospital, 1949-68; Director, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 1968-73; concerns as Director, Center for Biomedical Education, City College of New York, from 1974; controversy concerning ethnic distribution, reverse discrimination in admissions policies of biomedical program; related difficulties in program accreditation, funding, curriculum development; push for community medicine; work with Council of International Organizations of the Medical Sciences on bio-ethical issues, human rights, internationalization of drug research, development.


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