Elisabeth Schwarzhaupt (1901-1986)

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Subject: Schwarzhaupt, Elisabeth 1901-1986
       Christian Democratic Union (Germany : West)

Type: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1966

Topic: Women lawyers

Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-2816]

Summary: Elisabeth Schwarzhaupt (1901-1986) was the Federal Minister of Health in West Germany, 1961-1966, and first woman in the Bonn cabinet. In an exclusive interview to Science Service writer Faye Marley ("West German Health Secretary Applauds U.S. Medicare," Science Service press release, January 19, 1966), Schwarzhaupt described the differences in health care in East and West Germany, such as the state of "freedom" with which drugs administered and how physicians are paid. Schwarzhaupt had studied law in Frankfurt and Berlin, 1920-1925, then worked in an municipal legal advice firm, and later as an assistant judge. As member of the German People's Party, she opposed the Nazis and was not allowed to continue as a judge, but, from 1936, worked as a legal expert for the Protestant Church in Germany. After the war, she joined the Christian Democratic Union and was elected to the Bndestag in 1953. As Minister of Health, she oversaw a wide range of issues, including air pollution, water and sanitation, consumer protection, food and drug sales, and health delivery

Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives

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