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Reminiscences of David A. Hamburg : oral history, 1996-1998.

Creator: Hamburg, David A., 1925-2019
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 449 pages sound recordings: 17 sound cassettes (952 min) : analog. sound recordings: 10 sound cassettes (757 min.) : digital. videorecording: 1 videocassette (195 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Psychiatrist, corporation president.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: grandson of Latvian Jewish immigrants; education: undergraduate degree, Indiana University, medical degree, Rockefeller University; Michael Reese Hospital: internship in psychiatry, 1947-1948; Yale University: residency training, psychiatry, 1948-1949; Brooke Army Hospital, 1950-1952; Walter Reed Institute, 1952-1953: research on stress-related disorders, burn victims; Stanford University: fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, genetics research, 1957-1961, chairman, Department of Psychology, 1961-1972: development of Behavior Endocrine Genetic Responses to Stress [BEG], primate research with Jane Goodall, Tanzania; Congo hostage crisis, 1975; president, Institute of Medicine, 1975-1980: interest in children's, adolescent's health; World Health Organization [WHO], 1975-1986; professor, Harvard University, 1980-1982: formation of health policy organizations, Early LIfe Working Group; arms control: Pugwash Conference, 1978, development of crisis prevention, Cold War; Gorbachev: first meeting with, coup against; president, Carnegie Corporation, 1982-1997: formation of Starting Points Initiative, Years of Promise, Great Transitions task forces, establishment of the Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, Council on Adolescent Development [CAD], Inquiry into Poverty in Southern Africa; media representation of childcare issues; Carnegie Final Report, 1998; relationships with presidents from Gerald R. Ford to Bill Clinton; reflections on leadership, role of foundations.


Access Conditions

Copyright for sessions 1-8 & 10 held by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2005. Copyright for session 9 held by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2006.

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