Title:

Dr. Robert Mendelsohn papers

Identifier:

BMRC.CHM.MENDELSOHN.SURVEY

Repository:

Chicago History Museum

Extent:

14.0 Linear feet

Dates:

1966-1979

Name:

Mendelsohn, Robert S., 1926-

Biohgraphical note

Dr. Mendelsohn was known for his outspoken criticism of some aspects of the medical establishment. Mendelsohn wrote several books, as well as a syndicated newspaper column, "The People's Doctor." In addition to his medical practice, he served as director of the Cook County Head Start program, director of medical consultation for the federal Head Start program, and operated the New Medical Foundation in Chicago. He died at age 61 in Evanston (Ill.).

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and other papers of pediatrician Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, who served as director of Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago (Ill.). Topics include Dr. Mendelsohn's advocacy for the home birth movement (1970s) and his service to the Head Start program in Cook County and nationally.

Custodial History note

Gift of Dr. Mendelsohn's widow, Rita Mendelsohn, in 1993.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2011 September 7 by Andrew Steadham.

Subjects

INVENTORY