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  • Title: John M. Levinson papers
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1991
    Collection Number: 84061
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 31 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 14 envelopes, 1 album box, 1 phonotape cassette (18.0 linear feet)
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, conference proceedings, reports, studies, memoranda, correspondence, pamphlets, hearing transcripts, serials, clippings, other printed matter, and photographs, relating to medical conditions in Vietnam and elsewhere in Indochina, private American medical and other relief assistance to Vietnam, and the medical effects of use of defoliants and herbicides in Vietnam during the Vietnamese War. Includes postage stamps issued by the governments of French Indochina, Cambodia, Laos, and North and South Vietnam, 1889-1974.
    Creator: Levinson, John M., 1927-


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John M. Levinson papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984.

    Biographical Note

    1927 August 17 Born, Atlantic City, New Jersey
    1945-1947 Served in U.S. Navy
    1949 B.S. Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
    1953 M.D. Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
    1963-1983 Made various trips to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia
    1964 Lobbied for Volunteer Physicians for Viet Nam Program
    1965 Founded Aid for International Medicine
    1967 Became consultant to Edward M. Kennedy's U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Investigate Problems Connected with Refugees and Escapees
    1967-1973 Participated in Subcommittee study missions to Vietnam
    1967-1976 Served on CARE-MEDICO board of directors
    1978 Became consultant to U.S. Veterans Administration
      Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Aid for International Medicine.
    United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Problems Connected with Refugees and Escapees.
    Agent Orange.
    Chemical warfare.
    Herbicides--War use.
    International relief.
    Medical assistance, American--Vietnam.
    Public health--Vietnam.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Civilian relief.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Medical care.