A primary category containing information pertaining to consultative assistance for the prevention and control of disease; hospital operation; conducting research in biology and medicine (NIH program); blood donations, enforcing interstate quarantine, regulations and conducting medical and hospital care programs; pollution and controls; vivisection.


Subject categories and sub-categories fully available for research are bolded. Closed categories and sub-categories have a simple phrase describing their contents.




File Code                         Description


HE                                  Health


HE001                              Diseases – Disabilities


HE001-01                         Alcoholism


HE001-02                         Cancer


HE001-03                         Heart Disease


HE001-04                         Mental Disorders


HE001-05                         Physically Handicapped


HE002                             Doctors – Dentists – Nurses


HE003                              Food – Nutrition


HE004                             Health, Services


HE004-01                         Chronic Diseases – Health of Aged


HE004-02                         Environmental – Occupational Health


HE005                             Hospitals-Medicare (6.2 l.ft., boxes 1-16)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the rising costs of health care for the elderly, lack of Medicare coverage for organ transplants, and financial burdens on families who are faced with a loved one’s terminal or debilitating illness; telephone records, tracking worksheets, and notes are also included.

HE006                              Medicines – Drugs – Serums


HE006-01                         Narcotics


HE007                              Pollution Control – Sanitary Services


HE007-01                         Air Pollution


HE007-02                         Sewage Systems


HE007-03                         Water Pollution – Water Purification


HE008                              Radiological Health