Health Personnel




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  • Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)

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Health Personnel

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Administrative records

The records here pertain to both the School of Nursing and the Nursing Service until the closing of the School in 1971. Records dated after 1971 refer to the School only.

Board of Trustees minutes

This series includes bound and unbound minutes from the Board of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Hospital. There are also some Executive Committee minutes found here after the 1940s. This series includes the Board and Executive Committee only. The minutes of the full Board are complete from 1852. The Executive Committee minutes are included after the 1940s. During the period 1998-2001, minutes may also be found with the minutes of Mount Sinai New York University Health.

Collection on the Mount Sinai Hospital centennial

  • US AA142
  • Collection
  • 1950-1954

In 1952 The Mount Sinai Hospital celebrated the centennial of its founding in 1852. Many special events took place, while regular annual events took on a centennial air. To organize the festivities of the year, a Trustee Centennial Committee and a Physician's Advisory Committee were formed. Carl J. Austrian and Ralph Colp, M.D. were the respective chairmen. (See the Brochures file for complete list of committee members.)
One of the high points of the year was a symposium held on November 29-30, 1952 on the theme of "Medicine and Society". There was a distinguished group of speakers: Richard Shryock, Ph.D., Paul A. Weiss, Ph.D., Eli Ginzberg, Ph.D., George Baehr, M.D., George E. Armstrong, M.D., U.S. Army Surgeon General, Leonard A. Scheele, M.D., William C. Menninger, M.D., Austin M. Brues, M.D., and Alan Gregg, M.D. An historical exhibit was also organized to mark the milestone anniversary.
Another result of the centennial celebration was the publication of a history of the Hospital called The First Hundred Years of the Mount Sinai Hospital of New York, 1852-1952 by Joseph Hirsh and Beka Doherty (New York: Random House, 1952). This volume drew on the earlier efforts of Mount Sinai historians who had compiled a great deal of data and who from 1938-1944 wrote "The Story of Mount Sinai Hospital - The First Fifty Years - 1852-1902". The latter was serialized in The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. This work was to contain another section bringing the history up to the 1940's, but World War II ended these plans. (See the Public Relations Department files for these years for the notes and drafts of this work. See also the Director's Files, because it was Dr. Joseph Turner who conceived of and encouraged this early historical work.)
A final important development of the centennial year was the completion of a Hospital building project that saw the construction of the Klingenstein Pavilion, the Atran Laboratory and the Berg Institute for Research.
These files originated in many offices and were brought together by the Archives into this series. The correspondence files were compiled by Dr. M. Ralph Kaufman, who was on the Symposium sub-committee, and Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who worked on the sub-committee for organizing the exhibit. The pamphlets and brochures were acquired from many sources over the years. The Symposium and the exhibit receive the most coverage in these files. There is no information about the building program here, nor is there much about the work of the Centennial committees and sub-committees themselves.

Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, N.Y.)

Collection on United States 3rd General Hospital

  • US AA045
  • Collection
  • 1942-1945

The files in this collection primarily cover The Mount Sinai Hospital's doctors and nurses stationed at the 3rd General Hospital. Details about Mount Sinai clinicians and staff in active duty stationed at other locations during World War II are found in the publication Grand Rounds: Memos from Mount Sinai Men to their Fellows in the Services. The records cover the time period from 1942 through 1945.

A prominent item in this collection is Ralph Moloshok's unpublished historical account. The manuscript provides a detailed chronicle of Dr. Moloshok's experiences in basic training at Camp Rucker, and his active duty at the 3rd General Hospital in North Africa. The document is approximately 400 pages long. The first 118 pages are written as a journal, with entries appearing almost daily. These entries provide in-depth descriptions of the weeks spent in basic training at Camp Rucker. The second portion of the manuscript details the move to Casablanca, and finally the order to begin duty at the 3rd General Hospital in Tunisia.

The value of this manuscript is not just in its detailed descriptions of people, living conditions and medical military life, it also includes affixed original documents outlining the officers' schedules and basic training routines, anecdotes, illustrations (with no identifiable artist attribution), and photographs from Camp Rucker, Casablanca, Italy and France.

With so much of Mount Sinai's attention and resources turned toward the war effort, the Hospital moved to address the growing interest in information about the men and women in service at the 3rd General Hospital, as well as those assigned to other units in the war. Two members of Mount Sinai's administration, Sol Weiner Ginsburg, MD and Bella Trachtenberg responded by collecting, printing, binding and distributing the letters written by doctors in the war. These quarterly editions, called Grand Rounds: Memos from Mount Sinai Men to their Fellows in the Services, became wildly popular at home and among the soldiers serving abroad and within the United States. The compilation contains World War II letters and letter excerpts from September 1943 through October 1945.

Other important items in this collection are two scrapbooks on the nursing staff's military service during World War II. One was created by the Department of Nursing, the other by the Alumnae Association of The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing. The scrapbooks include official military and hospital correspondence to and from the nursing staff in the form of letters and memoranda that range from 1942 through 1945. An interesting part of the Dept. of Nursing's scrapbook is the more casual correspondence such as greeting cards, personal notes, marriage and birth announcements, and Victory Mail (V-Mail). The greeting cards are addressed to the unit as well as to individuals. Some of the cards are hand painted. Samples of unused V-mail, intended to send holiday greetings (Mother's Day, Easter, and Christmas), are also included. Other loose items in the scrapbook include programs from amateur performances by the nurses and medical officers, concerts and religious services. The religious programs represent both Christian and Jewish faith observances at the 3rd General Hospital.

Other noteworthy scrapbook items include an original April 13, 1945 issue of Stars and Stripes announcing President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death. There are also various newsletters produced by and for the officers. These include issues of BBC News, Stethoscope 3rd General, and The Trooper. Several issues in this sampling are incomplete.

The bound pages of the scrapbook from the Alumnae Association of The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing contains numerous keepsake items, mementos from various events, and personal and official correspondence to 1st Lt. Ruth Chamberlin, who served as Chief Nurse at the 3rd General Hospital.

In addition to this print material, the collection also includes an audio recording (VM_012) and printed transcript of The Story of Two Hospitals, as recorded by Robert St. John, an NBC war correspondent, in November 1943. There is also film footage related to the 3rd General Hospital that was taken by Dr. Henry Horn, a Mount Sinai staff member who was in the Unit. This includes footage from the Unit starting in North Africa and continuing through France, including a trip to Paris and the Follies Bergère. His wife later gave the film to the Hospital. All six reels of the film were digitized in 2005.

United States. Army. General Hospital, 3rd

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