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Reminiscences of Mortimer A. Rosenfeld, 1984

Creator: Rosenfeld, Mortimer A.
Project: Institute of Inter-American Affairs project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 80 pages Sound recording: 4 sound cassettes Material relating to oral history
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Physician

Scope and Contents

Childhood in Brooklyn; Columbia University, B.A. 1932; Columbia Medical School, 1936 specializing in obstetrics and gynecology; joined the staff of the Institute of Inter-American Affairs and sent to Brazil, 1942; first impressions of the country; recollections of his mentor, Dr. Kenneth Waddell; institutional organization; medical training; impressions of Marcolino Gomes Candau; description of local diet; general observations of Brazilian political figures; pro-fascist sentiment present during World War II; malaria, leprosy, and other diseases; religious beliefs of the Brazilians; program objectives; recreation; general reflections on Brazilian experience

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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1985

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