Lorin Edgar Kerr papers 1941-1981


Lorin Edgar Kerr papers, 1941-1981

Lorin Edgar Kerr papers 1941-1981

The papers consist of correspondence, statistical reports, and organization files, writings and printed matter, which document Lorin Kerr's work in the United Mine Workers Department of Occupational Health. Kerr's active participation in professional organizations, such as the American Public Health Association, District of Columbia Public Health Organization, and the Group Health Association of America, and his term as visiting professor at Howard University are also documented in the papers. The papers relating to the American Public Health Association, where Kerr served as president (1974) and executive board member are particularly voluminous and include correspondence, minutes, memoranda and clippings on occupational and environmental issues. These papers form part of the Contemporary Medical Care and Health Policy Collection.

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Group Health Institute

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The American Public Health Association was founded in 1872 as a professional organization of physicians, nurses, educators, sanitary engineers, environmentalists, social workers, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, dentists, hygienists, and other community health specialists. In pursuit of its goal of protecting and promoting personal and environmental health, the APHA offers services including the promulgation of standards, the establishment of uniform practices and procedures, development ...

American Labor Health Association

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District of Columbia. Health Department

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Public Health Association (Washington, D.C.)

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United States. Department of Health and Human Services

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Howard University

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United mine workers of America

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Kerr, Lorin Edgar, 1909-

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Lorin E. Kerr received a B.A. from the University of Toledo in 1931 and an M.D. (1935) and a M.S.P.H. (1939) from the University of Michigan. He worked for the U.S. Public Health Service from 1944 until 1948, when he began working for the Welfare and Retirement Fund of the United Mine Workers. Kerr was the founder and first director of the U.M.W.A.'s Department of Occupational Health and was influential in the passage of legislation to compensate coal miners suffering from black lun...

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National Institute on Rehabilitation and Health Services.

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Robert A. Taft Laboratories

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Group Health Association of America

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