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Register of the John M. Levinson Papers, 1954-1991
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John M. Levinson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1991
    Collection number: 84061
    Creator: Levinson, John M., 1927-
    Collection Size: 30 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 14 envelopes, 1 album box, 1 phonotape cassette (18 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984.


    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 online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

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

    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