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Reminiscences of Herman Ertresvaag Hilleboe : oral history, 1964.

Creator: Hilleboe, Herman E. 1906-1974.
Project: Health sciences project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 130 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Family background, education; work at Institute of Child Welfare; early work on biostatistics and epidemiology; Minnesota Department of Social Welfare (1935-39), children's clinics; development of tuberculosis detection methods; establishment of national tuberculosis control program, 1942; evolution of Public Health Service; growth of National Institute of Health, its adminstrators; role and politics of open-ended research in local health departments; New York Commissioner of Health (1947-63): responsibilities, accomplishments; relationship with New York medical societies; battle with New York chiropractors; establishment of comprehensive child care program, rehabilitation centers; value of state interdepartmental coordination of human resources planning.


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