Doris Siegel investiture as Baerwald Professor of Community Medicine (Social Work)

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Doris Siegel investiture as Baerwald Professor of Community Medicine (Social Work)

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  • 1969-10 (Created)

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This is a recording of the investiture of Ms. Doris Siegel as the first Edith J. Baerwald Professor of Community Medicine (Social Work) on October 24, 1969. Edith J. Baerwald became a member of the Social Services Auxiliary (Women’s Auxiliary Board) in 1916, and served on it for more than thirty years.

Dr. Herman D. Stein, the Provost of Case Western Reserve University, delivered the main address. In his address, he discussed professional education curriculum and changes occurring as professions reevaluate their ethical and moral responsibilities. He charted changes that social work had implemented in medical education and practice.

Additional speakers at the ceremony include: Dean George James, Gustave Levy, Chair of the Board of Trustees; Mr. Alfred Stern, Chaiman of the School of Medicine Fund; Dr. David S. Pomrinse, Director of the Mount Sinai Hospital; Mrs. Jane Aron, Dr. Julius C. C. Edelstein, Dr. Kurt Deushle, Chairman of the Department of Community Medicine and Lavenberg Professor of Community Medicine; and Doris Siegel.

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Jewish Women’s Archive, “Edith Jacobi Baerwald,” in The Encyclopedia of Jewish Women, accessed August 26, 2020, https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/baerwald-edith-jacobi.

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Description created by Lily Stowe-Alekman in Summer 2020.

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