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George Rosen Public Health Oral History Collection 1960-1965
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Biographical Note

George Rosen was born in New York City in 1910. After attending City College he went to Humboldt University in Berlin for his M.D. (1935). In 1953 he left medical practice to become a professor of health education at Columbia University's School of Health and Administrative Medicine. Throughout his working career he studied and authored numerous articles and books, including A History of Public Health (1958). Rosen also served as editor of the American Journal of Public Health.