Oral Histories

Interview of Milton I. Roemer

UCLA professor of public health.
Subtitle:
UCLA's School of Public Health: Milton I. Roemer
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
Science, Medicine, and Technology
UCLA Faculty
Interviewer:
Boyer, Ann C.
Interviewee:
Roemer, Milton I.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Education; effect of Depression on Roemer's social philosophy; working in venereal disease control; providing health care with the United States Farm Security Administration; Rural Health and Medical Care; medical establishment's antagonism to national health insurance; working as a public health officer in West Virginia; working for the World Health Organization; development of socialized health services in Saskatchewan; Roemer's work for Saskatchewan Department of Public Health; Canada's national health insurance program; joins faculty at Cornell University's Sloan Institute of Hospital Administration; number of hospital beds determines rate of hospital utilization; Doctors in Hospitals: Medical Staff Organization and Hospital Performance; comes to UCLA School of Public Health; United States Public Health Service funding of faculty; California Center for Health Services Research; study on effect of copayment by the poor; promoting a state health insurance bill; public health courses at UCLA; minorities and women in School of Public Health; fieldwork; American Public Health Association; working for international health organizations; comparison of health care systems in various countries; criteria for analyzing health systems; work with Martin Luther King, Jr., General Hospital (Los Angeles); relation of voluntary and public hospitals in the United States; health centers in the United States and other countries.