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Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.).

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: MCHR (Medical Committee for Human Rights) ; M.C.H.R. (Medical Committee for Human Rights)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel S. Blumenthal Papers

Identifier: M388
Scope and Contents

The Blumenthal papers are a relatively small, but diverse collection of materials; the papers are divided into two series.

Dates: 1967-1988

Martha Davis Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M412
Scope and Contents

This collection was donated by Dr. Martha Davis in 2003. It contains information pertaining to the founding of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, their involvement in Civil Rights activities in Mississippi, and the personal experiences of Martha Davis, Hy Gold, and Tom Levin.

Dates: 1964; 2003

Freedom Summer Photograph: Dr. Leo Orris taking Fannie Lou Hamer's blood pressure, Ruleville, Mississippi, August 1964

Form of Material Photograph of Dr. Leo Orris taking the blood pressure of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer in front of her house in Ruleville, Mississippi. The photograph was taken in August 1964 by Dr. Erwin D. Zeman of Lincoln, Nebraska, who was visiting his daughter Zoya, a Freedom Summer volunteer in the Community Center in nearby Clarksdale.Dr. Leo Orris was a New York physician who helped to organized the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), a group of doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and...
Dates: August 1964