Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Dr. C. Everett Koop was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) in February 1981, and sworn in as Surgeon General on November 17, 1981. The collection documents Koop's career as a leading pediatric surgeon during the 1950s-1970s, his activities as Surgeon General from 1981-1989 and the many public health issues with which he was concerned, and some of his post-Surgeon General's career as a health advocate.
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. A collection of materials in subject folders on drugs, drug addiction and drug abuse used in writing the dissertation and later the book Hep-cats, narcs, and pipe dreams. Collected from a wide variety of sources.
Dr. Lawrence Kolb was a pioneer in the medical approach to narcotics addiction treatment and in public health research and treatment of mental illness. He was one of the first to advocate treating drug addicts as patients, not criminals. The collection deals chiefly with the subjects of drug addiction, alcoholism, juvenile delinquency, and mental health.
The collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, publications, and lectures. In addition to his long and distinguished medical career as a pioneering gastroenterologist and influential African-American physician, Dr. Berry was active in teaching, writing, and community public service.