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George St. John Perrott Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 370

Abstract

Perrott directed the National Health Survey (1935-1936) which provided estimates and projections of U.S. disability and illness on a national scale. He served three Surgeons General as Chief of the Division of Public Health Method. After retirement, Perrott organized an international conference on health studies for the NIH. His work after becoming director of research and statistics for the Group Health Association of America in 1962 provided support for the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973.

Dates

  • 1920-1980

Extent

4.4 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Creator

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

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Biographical Note

A native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, George St. John Perrott, earned a Masters degree in physics from the University of North Dakota. He subsequently trained as a chemist at Princeton. His early career was devoted to research chemistry with the U.S. Army Chemical Corps and the U.S. Bureau of Mines. In 1933 he joined the U.S. Public Health Service as a biostatistician. He directed the National Health Survey (1935-1936) which provided estimates and projections of U.S. disability and illness on a national scale. He served three Surgeons General as Chief of the Division of Public Health Method. After retirement, Perrott organized an international conference on health studies for the NIH. His work after becoming director of research and statistics for the Group Health Association of America in 1962 provided support for the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973.

Collection Summary

Consists of correspondence, interviews, memoranda, talks and lectures, proceedings and minutes of conferences, reprints, and related miscellaneous publications.

Abstract

Perrott directed the National Health Survey (1935-1936) which provided estimates and projections of U.S. disability and illness on a national scale. He served three Surgeons General as Chief of the Division of Public Health Method. After retirement, Perrott organized an international conference on health studies for the NIH. His work after becoming director of research and statistics for the Group Health Association of America in 1962 provided support for the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973.

Physical Location

Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Provenance

Gift, Mrs. Ruth Perrott, 1980. Accession #310, 312.

Gift, Adela (Stucke) Shesser, 1988. Accession #536.

General

Processed by
HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Processing Completed
1980s
Encoded by
Jim Labosier; John Rees
Title
Finding Aid to the George St. John Perrott Papers, 1920-1980
Status
Unverified Partial Draft
Author
HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Date
1980s; 2007; Aug. 2015
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Edition statement
2.0

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

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