Collection of pamphlets and ephemera on public health, socialized health care, medical economics. Bulk dates: 1930’s-1950’s.
Strengths: Rural Health, Industrial/Labor Health.
Milton Irwin Roemer was born Mar. 24, 1916, in Paterson, N.J. He received a B.A. in Biology from Cornell Univ., an M.A. in
Sociology from Cornell Univ., an M.D. from New York Univ., and did a rotating internship at the Barnett Memorial Hosp., Paterson,
N.J. He received an M.P.H. from the Univ. of Michigan. Roemer was medical officer at N.J. Dept. of Health, 1941-42, and worked
at the War Food Admin., U.S. Public Health Services, 1943-47. He was director at various prominent health organizations, 1948-57.
He taught in the Dept. of Health, School of Medicine, Yale Univ., 1949-51, and at the Sloan Inst. of Hosp. Admin., Cornell
Univ., 1957-62. He taught in the School of Medicine and School of Public Health at UCLA, 1962-87, and was head of various
medical divisions, 1962-70. He worked in 71 countries, and published 32 books and 430 articles on the social aspects of health
services. Roemer died 3 Jan. 2001 in Los Angeles.
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