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Reminiscences of Isidore Sydney Falk : oral history, 1963.

Creator: Falk, I. S. 1899-1984.
Project: Health sciences project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 79 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Public health specialist.

Scope and Contents

Family background; professorship at University of Chicago; reorganization of Chicago City Health Department; development of medical care, costs in 1920s; American Association for Labor Legislation's campaign for health insurance; Committee on the Costs of Medical Care (CCMC); American Medical Association opposition to CCMC's group practice recommendation; voluntary vs. compulsory health insurance; Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Milbank Memorial Fund and Cabinet Committee on Economic Security: move from state to national health insurance proposals; public health vs. economic security aspects of legislation; Title VI of Social Security Act; Public Health work; birth of National Institutes of Health, grants-in-aid funding proposals; Social Security Board.


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