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COLLECTION — Box: Small Manuscript Collections 01 Identifier: H MS c545

Raquel E. Cohen papers Digital

Content Description

Records created and collected by Raquel E. Cohen including records related to her acceptance into the first class of women at Harvard Medical School in 1945, news clippings and letters related to Cohen's professional activities, and writings.

Also includes an archived copy of the website, "Raquel Cohen, MD, MPH: Mental Health Information in Disasters" ( captured in 2018. The website consists of biographical information on Cohen, resources on psychosocial intervention for disaster survivors, and instructional resources for natural disaster responders who lack access to live training. Resources include embedded content such as power point presentations and "documents" (text/html pages) as well as links out to external resources such as streaming videos and books. All website content is provided in English and Spanish.


  • Majority of material found within 1945-1979
  • 1945-2018 (inclusive)


Language of Materials

Materials in English and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access requires advance notice. Contact Public Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in the collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting any third-party copyright holders for permission to reproduce or publish. For more information on the Center's use, publication, and reproduction policies, view our Reproductions and Use Policy.


0.01 cubic feet (one file folder)
1 website

Biographical / Historical

Raquel Eidelman Cohen (born 1922), B.S., 1942, San Marcos University, Lima, Peru; M.P.H., 1945, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; M.D., 1949, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, is a former Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) specializing in child psychiatry and mental health intervention and assistance to survivors of disasters. Cohen taught at HMS from 1960 to 1982. In 1982, she became a Tenured Professor at the University of Miami Medical School. Cohen has authored several instructional texts for psychiatric professionals and disaster responders. Cohen was a member of the first cohort of women admitted to study at HMS.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted to the Center for the History of Medicine by Raquel Cohen in 2016 (Accession #2018-129).

Website captured with permission from Raquel Cohen on January 18, 2018 using the web archiving tool Archive-it (Accession #2018-276).

Cohen, Raquel E., 1922-. Papers, 1945-2018 (inclusive), 1945-1979 (bulk): A Finding Aid
Jessica Sedgwick
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) Repository

The Center for the History of Medicine in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is one of the world's leading resources for the study of the history of health and medicine. Our mission is to enable the history of medicine and public health to inform healthcare, the health sciences, and the societies in which they are embedded.

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