Creator: Kauvar, Abraham J., 1915-2003
Abstract: Abraham J. Kauvar graduated from the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado in 1935 and earned a Doctor of Medicine in 1939 from the University of Chicago. He served as Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of University of Colorado Medical School, and conducted research at the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research. He was instrumental in founding the Neighborhood Health Program in 1965. He was manager of the Denver Department of Health and Hospitals and also served as director of Davis Institute for the Care and Study of the Aging. From 1980-1981, he managed New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. He was named Goodstein Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, He also served as President of Denver Club. In 1987 the Kauvar Foundation, which specializes in health care needs of the elderly was established in his honor. He was the son of Rabbi Charles E.H. Kauvar, a Denver religious leader. __The collection included correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal articles, legal documents from court case (Trimble vs. City and County of Denver and Kauvar), scrapbooks, photographs, audiocassettes, and miscellanea covering medical care and public health primarily in Denver, Colorado.
Creator: Esserman, Arthur, 1898-1952
Abstract: Dr. Arthur Esserman was born in 1898 and died in Denver, Colorado on June 18, 1952. He was an intern at Children's Hospital in Denver from 1924 to 1926 and practiced pediatric medicine in Denver from 1926 to 1952. He was also on the staff at Children's Hospital. The collection illustrates the medical practice of a prominent pediatrician in Denver.
Abstract: The Beck Archives Photograph Collection contains materials which reflect the rich, varied, and vibrant Jewish experience in the Rocky Mountain region, with a special emphasis on Colorado.
Creator: Bronfin, Isadore D., 1886-1934
Abstract: Isidor D. Bronfin was born in 1886 in Russia and migrated to the United States in 1902. He earned a medical degree from the University of the State of New York in 1911--the same year that he became a U.S. citizen. Bronfin was a noted authority on tuberculosis treatment and authored several publications on the topic. Within the Colorado medical community and at the national level, he served in a number of leadership roles including medical director of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and of National Jewish Hospital (both in Denver, Colorado). Bronfin died of tuberculosis on July 30, 1934. The collection consists of early 20th century papers that belonged to Bronfin or were collected shortly after his death. Among them are photos, correspondence, naturalization and education certificates, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and other documents.
Creator: Gottesfeld, Kenneth R., 1938-1984
Abstract: Kenneth R. Gottesfeld was a pioneer in the development of the diagnostic ultrasound method in obstetrics and gynecology. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado and during his residency he did research for Dr. Joseph Holmes and Dr. Horace Thompson, Denver pioneers in diagnostic medical ultrasound. He travelled to England and studied with Dr. Ian Donald, considered the founder of obstetrical sonography. Kenneth Gottesfeld was credited with the initial sonographic description of the placenta. Dr. Gottesfeld was a full professor in obstetrics and gynecology and concurrently in radiology at the University of Colorado Health. Kenneth Gottesfeld was killed in a skiing accident in 1984. Collection contains curriculum vitae of Kenneth R. Gottesfeld, M.D., a memorial biographical notes, correspondence, conference materials, medical papers, and articles related to Kenneth R. Gottesfeld from 1982 through 1984.
Creator: Levy, Robert
Abstract: Dr. Robert Levy (1864-1945) began attending the University of Denver in 1880. Most of the signatures in the autograph album date from when he was a student at the university. He started practicing medicine in Denver in 1884 after training at Bellevue Hospital. He helped found National Jewish Hospital and Gross Medical College. He served as president of the Denver and Colorado medical societies. Publications in the collection by Dr. Levy are on medical education and on the effect of climate and high altitutes on laryngeal tuberculosis. He practiced in Denver for 60 years and was a prominent Jewish doctor and leader.