Register of the Milton Irwin Roemer Papers, 1955-1973 (?)

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Register of the Milton Irwin Roemer Papers, 1955-1973 (?)

Collection number: MSS 91-38

UCSF Library & CKM

Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Milton Irwin Roemer Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1955-1973 (?)
Collection number: MSS 91-38
Creator: Roemer, Milton Irwin, 1916-
Extent: 1 carton, 1 box
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Gift of Joan Trauner.


Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Milton Irwin Roemer Papers, MSS 91-38, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Biographical Data

Milton Roemer was born in Paterson, NJ, March 24, 1916, son of Jacob and Mary (Rabinowitz) Roemer. He received his BA from Cornell University (1936), his MD from New York University (1940), and an MPH from the University of Michigan (1943). He interned at Barnert Memorial Hospital, in Paterson (1940-1941), was with the New Jersey Health Department from 1941 and 1942, and from 1943 to 1948 with the U. S. Public Health Service in Washington, DC.
Dr. Roemer served as a member of the faculty of Yale University Medical School from 1949 to 1951 and with the World Health Organization in Geneva from 1951 to 1952. He spent 1953-1956 with the Saskatchewan Health Department, and from 1957-1961 was on the Cornell University faculty. In 1962 he accepted an appointment as professor of health administration at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, where he has done much noteworthy work relative to health insurance plans and HMOs.
He is the author of many articles and books; most notable among the latter are Health Care Systems in World Perspective (1976), Comparative National Policies on Health Care (1977), and Ambulatory Health Services in America (1981).

Scope Note

Includes correspondence, publications, meeting minutes from files on pre-paid health care.


Carton Carton, Folder 1

California Council for Health Plan Alternatives

Folder 2

Middleman background data

Folder 2b

Middleman plan affiliations

Folder 2c

Middleman II

Folder 3

Food Employers council

Folder 4


Folder 5

L.A. Trust Funds Zimring list

Folder 6

De Los Reyes Plan

Folder 7

Health Insurance Plan for Los Angeles (H.I.P. L.A.)

Folder 8

Unidentified health plans

Folder 9

Pacific National Life

Folder 10

Pacific Mutual

Folder 11

Background material Ellsworth paper

Folder 12

Health Plan lists (Ellsworth 1962)

Folder 13

Health Plan Survey (Sasuly) questionnaire and letter

Folder 14

Final draft July 1965

Folder 15

Contract with USPHS

Folder 16

Background materials

Folder 17

Missouri Pacific Railroad

Folder 18

Union Oil

Folder 19

Health plan inventory

Folder 20

Health plan lists (miscellaneous)

Folder 21

(PSA) Physicians and Surgeons Association

Folder 22

Long Beach Physicians health plan

Folder 23

Société Française de Bienfaisance Mutuelle

Folder 24


Folder 25

Health Plan catalogue sasuly

Folder 26


Folder 27

Veterans' Administration

Folder 28

LA County Painting Industry

Folder 29

Upholsterers' International Union

Folder 30

Retail Clerks' Union, Local No. 770

Folder 31

Retail Clerks' Union, Local No. 1442

Folder 32

LACMA - Crane Committee

Folder 33

West End Medical Group

Folder 34-35

California Physicians' Service (CPS)

Folder 36

Meat Cutters' Union

Folder 37

Southern Pacific Railroad

Folder 38

Miscellaneous plans

Folder 39

Plan Services, Inc.

Folder 40

Family Health Program

Folder 41

Western Association of Health Planning

Folder 42

Western Health Insurance Program

Folder 43


Folder 44

Mohn Committee materials

Folder 45

State of California Legislature\

Folder 46

Background materials

Folder 47

San Diego Health Association

Folder 48


Box Box, Folder 49

Pacific Health Plan

Folder 50

Miscellaneous publications

Folder 51

Starkweather, David. Laws affecting health insurance in California (1968) photocopy.