History of Health Services Research Project
The project is motivated by the desire to collect the stories and experiences of innovators and leaders in the field of health services research. It is co-sponsored by the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) and the History of Medicine Division (HMD). Several initiatives are being pursued: individual oral and video interviews, a historical video for use in training health science librarians and HSR students, and solicitation and archiving of pertinent collections of papers.
NICHSR Historical Video
Health Services Research: A Historical Video combines narrative and interviews to explore the development of HSR into a recognized field of study.
NICHSR Oral History Project Transcripts
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesOral History Biographies and Interviews
Health Services Research on Archive-It
Medicare and Medicaid 50th Anniversary: On July 30, 2015 the Medicare and Medicaid programs celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Many federal offices and private organizations celebrated the anniversary by examining the history of the programs and forecasting what they saw, at that moment in time, as their future. This collection of links provides a snapshot of the thought put forth on that occasion.
Selections from the Archival Collections Housed in the History of Medicine Division
Bertram Brown Papers 1884-1988 (bulk 1960-1980)
Committee for the Nation's Health Manuscript Collection
Karen Davis Paper, 1969-2005
John M. Eisenberg Papers 1933-2002
Group Health Association Archives 1937-1993
Health Care Financing Administration oral history collection, 1995-1996
Search the History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium database for collections throughout the United States
Visit the LocatorPlus Catalog to search for monographs in the NLM Collections
The Regional Medical Program Archival materials span the entire history of the program and include oral interviews conducted in 1991.
The Committee was incorporated on 23 February 1946 with Michael M. Davis as chairman. Its purpose was to promote national health insurance.
A series of oral interviews, conducted in 1995 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, focusing primarily on the 1977 creation of the Health Care Financing Administration, the Centers' predecessor organization.
Last Reviewed: August 30, 2021