Frank F. Furstenberg papers
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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Frank F. Furstenberg was born in 1905 in Stockholm, Sweden, but lived most of his life in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was an allergist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then Sinai Hospital. He also served the U.S. Public Health Service in Florida during World War II, and was a member of several activist organizations, including the Committee for the Nation's Health, the Medical Committee for Human Rights, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. He was the founder of the Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health. Later in his life, he founded Pets on Wheels, a group that brings animals to visit the elderly. Furstenberg died in 1997 in Baltimore.
The papers of Frank F. Furstenberg, including correspondence, writings, and reference materials, pertain to Furstenberg's career in medicine and activism.The collection spans his later life, focusing on his work with the U.S. Public Health Service, Sinai Hospital, the Medical Committee for Human Rights, and Pets on Wheels. The materials are arranged in 5 series: Correspondence, 1955-1970 (3 folders); Writings, 1961-1970 (1 folder); Professional affiliations, 1943-1991 (7 folders); Biographical materials, 1974-1997 (1 folder); and Miscellaneous, undated (1 folder).
Forms part of: U. S. Health Activism History Collection
Gift of Walter J. Lear, 2007.
- United States. Public Health Service
- Sinai Hospital (Baltimore, Md.)
- Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.)
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Nicole Love
- Finding Aid Date
- 21 April 2015
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
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