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Vernon E. Wilson Papers 1953-1981
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Speeches and Papers, (1959-1981) [series]:

The texts of speeches given by Dr. Wilson throughout his career, provide the majority of the material in this series. Additionally, some correspondence, background material, and earlier drafts are included in each folder along with the text of the final version. Speeches are arranged chronologically by day and year. An index to speeches presented from approximately 1970 through 1975 also is contained in this series. Dr. Wilson was a well-respected speaker on medical issues and sought after by rotary clubs, local and regional medical societies, professional medical associations, area and national conferences on regional medical programs, congressional committees, and national and regional conferences on rural health. Specific organizations include the National Health Council, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Conference on Physician Manpower, Conference on Technology and Health Care Systems, American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The bulk of the records cover the years 1970 through 1972 indicating that he was particularly busy with speaking engagements during the years he served as Administrator of the HSMHA in the early 1970s. At the beginning of the series is a folder that contains a set of unidentified speeches and background material, and another folder with indices to Dr. Wilson's speeches from 1970-1972 and 1974-1975. The folder lists the speech title (when known), organization to which the speech was presented, and date and place of the presentation. Recurring themes in speeches mirrored the interests and expertise of Dr. Wilson, including medical education, medical ethics, regional medical programs, the federal government's role in health care delivery, physician manpower, family practice, health maintenance organizations, consumer health education, mental health, and the use of automation and technology in modern medicine. The same, or a slightly revised, speech was sometimes given to different organizations if appropriate to the occasion.

Speech titles of interest include those titled, "A Dean's Concept of the Principles of Medical Education," "Our New Problems in Medical Ethics," "Health Clinics and Regional Medical Programs," "Rural Health Care Systems," "Meeting Indian Health Problems As Part of a New National Health Strategy," "Impact and Future of Automation in Health Care Delivery Systems," "Federal-Private Partnership in the Delivery of Health Services," "The HMO -- A New Look at an Old Problem," "Social Responsibilities of Medicine," "Community Mental Health Centers," and "Planning in the Health Care System." Dr. Wilson's valued speaking abilities meant that he also delivered many ceremonial speeches at commencement exercises, retirement parties, centennial celebrations, and building dedications throughout his career.

67 1
Unidentified Speeches and Background Material, 1959
67 2
New Developments in Medicine, Midwest Research Institute, Rotary Club, Junior League, Wichita, KS, November 18, 1958 and April 20 and 27, 1959
67 3
The Buchanan County Medical Society, June 6, 1962
"A Dean's Concept of the Principles of Medical Education," Faculty Forum on Medical Education, University of Nebraska, November 23, 1962
67 4
"Graduate Education," Annual Meeting, Hospital Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, January 23, 1963
67 5
"Present, Past, and Future," Commencement, School of Nursing, Kansas City General Hospital and Medical Centers, Kansas City, MO, September 6, 1963
67 6
"A Challenging World" University of Arkansas, Medical School, Little Rock, AR, June 7, 1964
67 7
"A Look Ahead in Medical Education in Missouri," Board of Curators, July 23, 1965
67 8
"Evaluation of Continuing Education", November 3, 1965
67 9
"Changing Patterns in Health Care," Health Careers Workshop, Missouri Council on Health Careers, Columbia, MO, May 23, 1966
67 10
"Our New Problems in Ethics," Webster, SD, May 26, 1966
67 11
"Program Evaluation," Conference on Regional Medical Programs, Washington, DC, January 16, 1967
67 12
"How Can the Medical Manpower Supply Be Increased?" National Conference on Medical Costs, Washington, DC, June 27-28, 1967
67 13
"Clinics and Regional Medical Programs," American Association of Medical Clinics, Chicago, IL, September 22, 1967
67 14
"The Tower of Babel," National Health Council, Los Angeles, CA, March 15, 1968
67 15
Developing Trends in Medical Education: Evolving Response to Demand: 2nd National Congress in the Socio-Economics of Health Care, Chicago, IL, March 23, 1968
67 16
Indices to Wilson's Speeches, 1970-1972; 1974-1975
67 17
Remarks, [Swearing in Ceremony], U.S. Health Services and Mental Health Administration, Washington, DC, July 1, 1970
67 18
Address, National Conference for Pharmacists, San Francisco, CA, September 11, 1970
67 19
"Programs of the Health Services and Mental Health Administration," American Hospital Association, Houston, TX, September 15, 1970
67 20
[Remarks], National Regional Medical Program Conference and Workshop on Evaluation, Chicago, IL, September 30, 1970
67 21
Remarks, Blue Shield Annual Program Conference, October 6, 1970
67 22
Address, Annual Conference of State and Territorial Mental Health Authorities, Washington, DC, November 4, 1970
67 23
"The Patient Comes First," Conference on Physicians Assistants, Duke University, Medical Center, Durham, NC, November 12, 1970
67 24
Remarks, Panel on Governmental Responsibility for Community Health, Institute of Medicine of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 20, 1970
67 25
Remarks, Westinghouse Public Systems Planning Meeting, Washington, DC, December 1, 1970
67 26
"The Patient Comes First: Role of the Community," Seventeenth Annual Smith Memorial Lecture, Rockford, IL, December 4, 1970
67 27
"Outlook in the Science of Health Care Delivery," Symposium on "Science and the Federal Government," American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago, IL, December 29-30, 1970
68 1
"HSMHA Activities Related to Health Manpower," Conference on Physician Manpower, Bethesda, MD, January 31, 1971
68 2
"The Federal Role in Shaping Comprehensive Health Care in teh '70s," State, Areawide, and 314 (c) Program Directors Conference, Mobile, AL, January 14, 1971
68 3
Remarks, National Association of Retail Druggists Conference, Washington, DC, January 21, 1971
68 4
"Mental Health Delivery Systems in the Seventies," [delivered by Robert J. Laur, Ph.D.], Seventh Annual John Umstead Memorial Lecture Series, Raleigh, NC, February 4, 1971
68 5
Keynote, Second Governor's Conference on Education About Health, Salina, KS, February 11, 1971
68 6
"HSMHA Programs: Present and Prospective" Association of American Medical Colleges, Chicago, IL, February 26, 1971
68 7
Keynote Address, Fourth Biennial Medical Education Conference, Pine Mountain, GA, February 26, 1971
68 8
"Orientation of Medical Students Participating in P.L. 480 Exchange" (Group going to Israel), Washington, DC, March 3, 1971
68 9
"Disease Prevention as a Public Utility," [delivered by Robert J. Laur, PhD.], Eighth Annual Immunization Conference, Kansas City, MO, March 4, 1971
68 10
[HSMHA Program Outline, New Medico Medical Society, Mid-Winter Conference, Albuquerque, NM, March 6, 1971
68 11
"Rural Health Care Systems," 24th National Conference on Rural Health, Atlanta, GA, March 25, 1971
68 12
Remarks: Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Regional II (New York), Conference on Health Maintenance Organizations, New York, NY, March 30, 1971
"The Health Services and Mental Health Administration Mission," Annual Management Session, Bureau of Prisons Medical Program, Galveston, TX, April 2, 1971
68 13
"The HSMHA Perspective," Annual Conference of State Comprehensive Health Planning Agencies, Washington, DC, April 6, 1971
68 14
"The New National Health Partnership," Kentucky Public Health Association, Louisville, KY, April 8,1971
68 15
"Perspectives in Health and Mental Health Planning," Institute of Training in Administration, New York, NY, April 16, 1971
68 16
"Health Maintenance Organizations and Individual Practice," Metropolitan Denver Foundation for Medical Care, Denver, CO, April 24, 1971
68 17
"Planning Nutrition Into Health Programs," Educational Meeting of Dieticians, Kansas State University, Kansas City, KS, April 29, 1971
68 18
Keynote Address, Tufts Medical School, Boston, MA, April 30, 1971
68 19
"Psychiatry and Mental Health in the National Health Picture," American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC, May 1, 1971
68 20
"Health Maintenance Organizations and Medical Clinics," Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Association of Medical Clinics, Washington, DC, May 1, 1971
68 21
"Federal Initiatives/Incentives for Improvement in the Quality and Availability of Health Care," Symposium of Westchester Couny, (New York), Medical Society, Rye, NY, May 5, 1971
68 22
Address, National Symposium on Emergency Medical Care (delivered by Frederick V. Featherstone, M.D.), Philadelphia, PA, May 7, 1971
68 23
"The Evolving Governmental Role in Health Care," Annual Combined Meeting of the St. Louis Internists' Club and the St. Louis Society of Internal Medicine, St. Louis, MO, May 13, 1971
68 24
"Health Maintenance Organizations and Medical Practice," Medical Society of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC, May 17, 1971
68 25
"Toward a Comprehensive Health Partnership," Annual Meeting of the Comprehensive Health Planning Agency of Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, May 20, 1971
68 26
"The Major Problems Related to Hospitals Today, AS viewed from the Washington Scene," Telelecture, May 21, 1971
68 27
"Conference Overview," 4th Joint Meeting of Operations Researchers in the Federal Government and the Private Research Sector, May 24, 1971
69 1
Address, Symposium on New Opportunities and New Responsibilities in Health Care, Memphis, TN, May 26, 1971
69 2
"A Strategy for Health Services Delivery," Annual Meeting of the Maryland Public Health Association, Baltimore, MD, May 27, 1971
69 3
"National Goals and Concepts," Conference on Areawide Automation of Health Data, Buffalo, NY, June 3, 1971
69 4
Remarks, Mental Health Award Ceremony, St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC, June 8, 1971
69 5
"Federal-Private Partnership in the Delivery of Health Services," Casa Colina Hospital, Pomona, CA, June 10, 1971
69 6
"Changing of Health and Medical Care: A Policy," Annual Conference, Church of the Brethren, St. Petersburg, FL, June 25, 1971
69 7
"Evolution of the Partnership between Health and Mental Health," 25th Conference on the National Mental Health Act, Washington, DC, June 28, 1971
69 8
"The HMO: What it Is, and What It Means to Group Practice," North Central Regional Meeting of the American Association of Medical Clinics, La Cross, WI, July 17, 1971
69 9
"The Patient, The Pharmacist, and Drug Information Networks," National Conference on EDP and Information Systems in the Practice of Pharmacy," Chapel Hill, NC, July 19, 1971
69 10
"New Challenges and Opportunities for Psychiatric Students and Residents--The New Breed," 17th Annual Conference of Professors of Psychiatry West of the Mississippi, Columbia, MO (canceled), September 10, 1971
69 11
"The HMO-A New Look at an Old Problem," Annual Meeting of the American Association of Medical Clinics, Cleveland, OH, September 16, 1971
69 12
"Comprehensive Health Planners in Government," Annual Convention of the American Osteopathic Hospital Association, ST. Louis, MO, October 5, 1971
69 13
"Government Programs for Family Health--Future Decisions," American Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago, IL, October 19, 1971
69 14
"Health Care in the Seventies--A Prospective, "[delivered by Benny B. Hall], County of Los Angeles Health Department, Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1971
69 15
"The Role of the Federal Government in the Improvement of Health Care," New England Hospital Assembly Medical Staff Conference, Hyannis, MA, October 24, 1971
69 16
Notes for Informal Presentation, Smith Kline and French Laboratories Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, October 29, 1971
69 17
Speech at the National Academy of Engineering [delivered by Bill Kirby], Washington, D.C., November 1, 1971
69 18
"Government's Changing Role in Health Care," Virginia Beach Medical Society, Virginia Beach, VA, November 4, 1971
69 19
"Quality Medical Care -- Our Mutual Goal," Scientific Assembly of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Lancaster, PA, November 8, 1971
69 20
"The Role of the Federal Government in Health Care," Scientific Assembly of the Missouri Academy of General Practice, Osage Beach, MO, November 12, 1971
69 21
"The Need for Health Services Administrators As Viewed by Government," University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Alumni Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, December 3, 1971
69 22
Suggested Outline, Second National Conference on Emergency Health Services, Bethesda, MD, December 3, 1971
70 1
Outline of Remarks, Directors of Industrial Research, New York, NY, December 17, 1971
70 2
"How Valuable is Human Health," Annual Meeting, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Philadelphia, PA, December 29, 1971
70 3
Pharmacy and the Health-Care Enterprise, University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy, Kansas City, MO, January 14, 1972
70 4
Welcome, Conference on Technology and Health Care Systems in the 1980s, San Francisco, CA, January 19, 1972
70 5
Colloquium on Comprehensive Ambulatory Health Care for High Risk Adolescents, Washington, D.C., February 2, 1972
70 6
"Health Care, The Federal Government And You," Boston City Hospital Lecture Series, Boston, MA, February 15, l972
70 7
"Technological Opportunities in Continuing Medical Education," Colloquium on Continuing Medical Education, American Psychiatric Association, San Diego, CA, February 25, l972
70 8
"Consumer Health Education," Second National House Staff Conference, Institute for the Study of Health and Society, Atlanta, GA, March 3-4, 1972
70 9
"The Federal Government's Changing Role in Health Care Delivery," Forum Session on Services to the Aging, Chicago, IL, March 7, 1972
70 10
"Meeting Indian Health Problems as a Part of the New National Health Strategy," Lakota TB and Health Association, Pierre, SD, March 9, 1972
70 11
"Social Responsibilities of Medicine: The Governmental Role or Prepare for Togetherness," Creighton University, Omaha, NE, March 20, l972
70 12
"Impact and Future of Automation in Health Care Delivery Systems," Denver, CO, March 27, 1972
70 13
"Impact and Future of Automation in Health Care Delivery Systems," Denver, CO, March 27, 1972
70 14
"New Initiatives for the Health Partnership," Medical Society of Sedgwick County, Wichita, KS, April 4, l972
70 15
"The Many Faces of Preventive Medicine," Honorary Board of Governors, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Kansas City, MO, May 1, 1972
70 16
"The `Why' of Comprehensive Health Planning," Comprehensive Health Training Program, West Palm Beach, FL, May 4, l972
70 17
"The Health Maintenance Organization: Status and Prospective," Ohio State Medical Association, Cincinnati, OH, May l0, l972
70 18
"The Health Maintenance Organization: Status and Prospective," Ohio State Medical Association, Cincinnati, OH, May l0, l972
70 19
Outline of Remarks, Retirement Party for Dr. Putnam, Regional Health Directors' Meeting, New York, NY, May 24-25, 1972
70 20
"New Approach to Public Talks," [Valley Health Conference], Harlingen, TX, May 27, 1972
70 21
Remarks, Mid-West Health Congress, Kansas City, MO, June 2, 1972
70 22
The Federal Government's Role in Productivity in Health Care, Technicon Congress, New York, NY, June 13, 1972
70 23
Remarks, National Association of County Health Officers, Washington, D.C., June 26, 1972
70 24
Remarks, National Association of County Health Officers, Washington, D.C., June 26, 1972
70 25
Remarks, Cuban Medical Convention, Miami, Florida, July 2, 1972
71 1
"Future Outlook for Mental Health Services," Colorado Mental Health Conference, Aspen, Colorado, September 21, 1972
71 2
"The Role of Federal Government in Medical Education," Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, September 24, 1972
71 3
Communications Makes It Happen, Health Information Interchange, Chantilly, VA, September 28, 1972
71 4
Keynote Address, 25th Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Miami, FL, October 2, 1972
71 5
Health Care Delivery and the Payment System, Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors' Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 17, 1972
71 6
Keynote Speech, Health Services Funding Workshop, Dallas, TX, October 30, 1972
71 7
Health Strategies for the l970s, Annual Meeting of the Society of Public Health Educators, Inc., Atlantic City, NJ, November 11, 1972
71 8
"How Does Organized Medicine Provide Health Care for Population Groups?" 19th Annual Meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Atlantic City, NJ, November 12, 1972
71 9
"Community Mental Health Centers: Some Issues and Outlooks," Board of Directors of the National Council of Community Mental Health Centers, Inc., Washington, D.C., November 13, 1972
71 10
"Introductory and Closing Remarks," Press Panel on Child Mental Health Research, Washington, D.C., November 15, 1972
71 11
Keynote Address: National Health Care System, American Astronautical Society User/Developer Conference, Dallas, TX, November 21, 1972
71 12
Keynote Address, Children's Health Center Dedication Banquet, Minneapolis, MN, December 14, 1972
71 13
Greenville Talk, Area Regional Conference, Appalachian Regional Commission, Greenville, SC, October 5, 1974,
71 14
The Academic Medical Center and National Health Insurance, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, December 5, 1974
71 15
"Three Months at Vanderbilt," Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, December 17, 1974
71 16
"Interdisciplinary Approach to Rural Health Care," North Central Conference of Rural Health, March 20, 1975
71 17
"What's Right and Wrong With the University's Involvement in Health Care Delivery?" Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March 29, 1975
71 18
Report to the Board of Trustees, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 2, 1975
71 19
"The Next Five Years at Vanderbilt," Nashville Academy of Medicine, Nashville, TN, May 13, 1975
71 20
"The Next Five Years at Vanderbilt," Nashville Academy of Medicine, Nashville, TN, May 13, 1975
71 21
Planning in the Health Care System, AMA, Atlantic City, NJ, June 13-19, 1975
71 22
Planning in the Health Care System, Council on Scientific Assemblies Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, June 17, 1975
71 23
Remarks, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Investiture, Nashville, TN, September 6, 1975
71 24
North Carolina Public Health Association, Inc., Asheville, NC, September 12, 1975
71 25
Changing Methods and Programs for Providing Consumer Health Education/Consumer Health Education Conference, Louisville, KY, November 10, 1975
71 26
Changing Methods and Programs for Providing Consumer Health Education/Consumer Health Education Conference, Louisville, KY, November 10, 1975
71 27
"Computers, Health Care and Social Change," Conference on Medical Systems, Tullahoma, TN, March 16, 1976
71 28
"The Medical Center and Its Community," St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT, March 31, 1976
71 29
Continuing Education Seminar in Clinical Endocrinology, American College of Physicians, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, April 21, 1976
71 30
"Meeting the Challenge of Education for Primary Health Care," Family Health Foundation of America, Washington, D.C., May 15, 1976
71 31
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Seminar (handled by Ruth Hanyt), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 16-19, 1976
71 32
15th Annual Seminar in Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 26, 1976
71 33
Speech to The Hospital Dietetic Internship, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN, June 25, 1976
71 34
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Convocation, Norfolk, VA, September 23, 1976
71 35
Conference on Traditional Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, November 5, 1976
71 36
TPHA Speech Notes, November 19, 1976
71 37
"Health Care Costs and Health Care Delivery Seminar," School of Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, January 10, 1977
71 38
Testimony of Vernon E. Wilson, M.D., Rural Development Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, Washington, D.C., March 29, 1977
72 1
Welcoming Address, Hypertension Seminar, American College of Physicians, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March 30, 1977
72 2
"Vanderbilt Medical Center: A Community Industry," Rotary Club, Nashville, TN, June 13, 1977
72 3
"Vanderbilt Medical Center: A Community Industry," [Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN, June 15, 1977]
72 4
"Full Immersion Planning: A Case Study," 22nd Annual Conference of the Association of University Architects, Nashville, TN, [June 22, 1977]
72 5
Tennessee Department of Public Health's Centennial Celebration, Nashville, TN, November 16, 1977
72 6
"Partnership Medicine -- The Way of the Future," Santa Ana - Tustin Community Hospital, Irvine, CA, [November 29-30, 1977]
72 7
"Pioneering -- A Way of Life, Symposium: Medical Education," School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, December 2-3, 1977
72 8
The Changing of the Guard: Consequences for the U.S. Economy, Second Annual Business Conference, Nashville, TN, February 8, 1978
72 9
On the Occasion of the Dedication of the New Teaching Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital (Teaching Hospital for Creighton University), Omaha, NE, March 31, 1978
72 10
"Prevention and Wellness in 1978," Governor's Session, Madison, WI, June 11-12, 1978
72 11
"Governmental and Public Exceptions and Influence on Health Care Delivery," Calgary, Ontario, July 4-6, 1978
72 12
Comments to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals Board of Appeals, Vanderbilt University [Memphis, TN], October 11, 1978
72 13
Leadership Nashville, Vanderbilt University Medical Center [Nashville, TN], April 5, 1979
72 14
Welcome Speech to AAMC [American Association of Medical Colleges] People, [Nashville, TN], May 3, 1979
72 15
50th Year Anniversary, Vanderbilt University Dietetic Internship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, May 17, 1979
72 16
Welcoming Remarks To Local High School Students, Nashville, TN, December 5, 1979
72 17
"Private and Public Educational Potentials in Community-Based Medical Schools," Eastern Virginia Medical Authority, Norfolk, VA, December 7, 1979
72 18
Recognition for Dr. John Shapiro, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 24, 1980
72 19
Speech To Orthopedics Society, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, May 27, 1980
72 20
Remarks on the Occasion of the Dedication of Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN, September 15, 1980
72 21
Vanderbilt Medical Center in 1980, Nashville, TN, October 22, 1980
72 22
Impact of Six-Year Programs on Traditional Medical Education, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, April 2-4, 1981