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The Clarence Dennis Papers

Letter from Clarence Dennis to Hubert H. Humphrey pdf (60,946 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Clarence Dennis to Hubert H. Humphrey
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1965-01-08 (January 8, 1965)
Dennis, Clarence
Humphrey, Hubert H.
United States Office of the Vice-President
White House
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Building a Department of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 1951-1972
Metadata Record Letter from Hubert H. Humphrey to Clarence Dennis (January 25, 1965) pdf (35,555 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 40
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1934-2000
SubSeries: General Correspondence, 1934-2000
Folder: 1963-1969 Apr
January 8, 1965
Dear Hubert:
I wish to extend my congratulations to you upon the most impressive fashion in which election was won in November.
I send you this letter because I believe it is possible it might be of some help during present consideration of legislation involving health care in the United States.
I spent a year in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1960 and 1961 on a sabbatical leave. I studied the health care plans of the Swedish government with great interest and through the eyes of a full-time academician who, I believe, looks at the problems in a dispassionate fashion.
I am hopeful that the enclosed reprint, which is an objective description of the Swedish system as I saw it, may be of some help in guiding our steps in the United States. This study was also subsequently published in installments in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
My best wishes go to you. Please let me know if I might be of help.
Respectfully yours,
Clarence Dennis, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
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