Rutstein, David D. papers, 1916-1989 (inclusive), 1938-1980 (bulk)

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The David D. Rutstein papers, 1916-1989 (inclusive), 1938-1980 (bulk), consist of records created by Rutstein (1909-1986) during the course of his career as Chief of the Cardiac Bureau of the New York State Department of Health, Albany (1940-1942), Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health (1943-1946), and Professor of Preventive Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston (1947-1969). The collection also includes records of Rutstein's activities as a researcher, academic, medical school administrator, and contributing member of national and international professional health care boards and foundations. Collection also includes records of Rutstein's activities as a researcher, academic, medical school administrator, and contributing member of national and international professional health care boards and foundations. Includes correspondence files for programs Rutstein initiated within the Department of Preventive Medicine at Harvard Medical School, as well as his work on curriculum development; teaching activities; and plans for a program in community health care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston. Other professional activitie include: involvement in medical societies, especially the American and Massachusetts Heart Associations and American Council on Rheumatic Fever; consulting and advisory work for a variety of international and national medical bodies, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Public Health Service, and service as Chairman of the United States-United Kingdom Cooperative Rheumatic Fever Study; research on pneumonia, rheumatic fever, heart and blood vessel diseases, and the dissemination of results to scientists and to the general public through a weekly television program ("The Facts of Medicine") and publications; and lobbying efforts.

The David D. Rutstein Papers consist of six series: Series I. Correspondence and Subject Files, 1930-1986, undated. Series II. Executive Administrative Records, 1947-1983, undated. Series III. Professional Activities and Associations Records, 1927-1989, undated. Series IV. Speeches, Lectures, Writings, and Publications, 1916-1986, undated. Series V. Research and Study Data and Related Records, 1932-1985, undated. Series VI. Personal Records, 1932-1986, undated.

Items in the Rutstein, David D. papers, 1916-1989 (inclusive), 1938-1980 (bulk) Collection

David Davis Rutstein (1909-1986), S.B., 1930, Harvard College, M.D.; 1934, Harvard Medical School, Boston, joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School in 1947 as Professor of Preventive Medicine and was head of the Department of Preventive Medicine…

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