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Guide to the National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service. Records 1947-1949

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service. Records

Dates:

1947-1949

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms24

Size:

2.75 linear feet (6 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service was a lobbying organization affiliated with the American Medical Association, and supported by pharmaceutical concerns. In 1948-1949, the NPC attacked Truman-era national health care proposals, such as the Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, and the federal security administrator Oscar R. Ewing's advocacy of compulsory health insurance. The records of the National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service contain documents dating from 1948-1949, consisting mainly of newspaper clippings collected in the committee's library.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service (also known as the National Physicians Committee, or NPC) was a lobbying organization affiliated with the American Medical Association, and supported by pharmaceutical concerns. In 1948-1949, the NPC attacked Truman-era national health care proposals, such as the Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, and federal security administrator Oscar R. Ewing's advocacy of compulsory health insurance.

Scope Note

The records of the National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service contain documents dating from 1948-1949, consisting mainly of newspaper clippings collected in the committee's library. Clippings are organized by subject into multiple alphabetical files, including one set of files on selected subjects; two sets of general files from 1948; and one set of general files from 1949. There are a small number of unsorted clippings. Also included in the collection are a file of news releases, and a study by Elizabeth W. Wilson titled "The Rhode Island Cash Sickness Compensation Plan."

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1    Folder 1

Elizabeth W. Wilson, "The Rhode Island Cash Sickness Compensation Plan," study

Box 1    Folder 2

News releases

Box 1    Folder 3-5

American Medical Association, clippings

Box 1    Folder 6

American Medical Association, health assembly, clippings

Box 1    Folder 7

Brookings Institution, clippings

Box 1    Folder 8

Cartoon contest, clippings

Box 1    Folder 9-10

Communism, clippings

Box 1    Folder 11

Conventions, political, clippings

Box 2   Folder 1

Dewey, Warren, clippings

Box 2   Folder 2

Education, clippings

Box 2   Folder 3

Education, federal aid, clippings

Box 2   Folder 4-5

Ewing, Oscar R., clippings

Box 2   Folder 6

Federal Lobbying Act, clippings

Box 2   Folder 7

National Physicians Committee, clippings

Box 2   Folder 8-10

1948, A-E, clippings

Box 3   Folder 1-6

1948, F-U, clippings

Box 4   Folder 1

1948, U-Z, clippings

Box 4   Folder 2-6

1948, A-S, clippings

Box 5   Folder 1

1948, S-Z, clippings

Box 5   Folder 2-5

1949, A-Z, clippings

Box 6   Folder 1-2

Unsorted clippings