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Arthur Kohrman papers

Identifier: UA-17.415

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a transcript of an interview Arthur Kohrman did with Brooke Heagerty about the history of the College of Human Medicine in 1985, as well as pre- and post-interview correspondence about the project. Also included is a proposal to establish a vice president of health programs position from 1979.


  • Creation: 1979 - 1991


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Kohrman was born December 19, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio to Benjamin and Leah Kohrman. He earned a B.S from the University of Chicago in 1955 and a M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1959. Following a rotating internship and a residency in pediatrics and in infectious diseases at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Kohrman became a senior resident at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. He also served a captain in the U.S. Air Force, was chief of pediatrics at the 7333rd USAF Hospital in France, and spent two years as a consultant in pediatrics to the surgeon general of the USAF.

From 1967 to 1968, he was an instructor in Stanford University’s Department of Pediatrics and Human Development. In August 1958, he was hired as an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development at Michigan State University. In 1970, Kohrman was named director of the pediatric endocrine clinic, and in 1972 associate chair of human development. He was appointed associate dean for educational programs at the College of Human Medicine in 1978. In 1980, he left MSU to become a Congressional Fellow with the Office of Technology Assessment, a congressional board.


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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Arthur Kohrman Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Badgley Malone
December 2018
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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