Skip to main content

Oral History Interview with Sol Abraham, 1984 October 1

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0005.00124

Overview

"Sol Z. Abraham describes his early education in New York after emigrating with his parents from Austria when he was 11 years old. He discusses the effect that contracting tuberculosis had on his early life, and details the various treatments and surgeries he underwent to treat the disease while at National Jewish Hospital (NJH). He talks about his later employment at NJH and the variety of positions he held there from 1935 until his retirement forty years later in 1975. He also articulates the differences in staffing, patients and facilities at NJH that he observed over the years. He concludes by commenting that in spite of all the medical advances over the years, he has witnessed the return of some of the treatments for tuberculosis that were popular in the early part of the century.

Sol Z. Abraham was born in Czernowitz, Austria, and moved to New York in 1920. He entered the City College of New York in 1927 but had to withdraw because of tuberculosis. He became a patient at National Jewish Hospital in 1931 and later worked in their business office. Appointed associate administrator in 1975, Abraham retired after 40 years in the center. Abraham was part of American College of Hospital Administrators, the Royal Society of Health, the American and Colorado Public Health associations, and the Metro Denver Hospital Council. "

Dates

  • 1984 October 1

Creator

Rights and Usage Statement

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Extent

1 items (1 sound tape cassette)

Scope and Contents

From the Series: Series 1 consists of the recorded oral histories of individuals and, occasionally, groups of individuals representing Jewish organizations. Many of the interviewees are descendants of early Colorado Jewish pioneers or were Jewish newcomers to the state in the beginning of the 20th century. The interviews document Jewish history in Colorado in the 20th century.

General

Digitized other analog

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428