Guide to the Jerome Tobis Papers MS.F.037

Finding aid prepared by Audra Eagle Yun, Chris S. Ervin
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2012


Title: Jerome Tobis papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.F.037
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.8 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1996-2010
Date (inclusive): 1970-2012
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: This collection comprises professional papers of Jerome Tobis, former professor and founding chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Irvine. The papers include meeting agendas, minutes, notes, correspondence, clippings, grant proposals, and other materials related to Tobis' work with the fields of geriatric medicine, complementary medicine and integrative medicine, medical ethics, as well as the UC Irvine Emeriti Association, primarily between 1996-2010.
Creator: Tobis, Jerome S., 1915-2012

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Jerome Tobis Papers. MS-F037. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Transferred by UCI Librarian Linda Murphy.

Processing History

Processed by Audra Eagle Yun and Chris S. Ervin, 2012.

Historical Background

Jerome Tobis was professor and founding chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Irvine. His career at UC Irvine included founding the Department of Geriatric Medicine, chairing the Medical Ethics Committee, and contributing to a number of significant studies on physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation.
Born July 23, 1915, in Syracuse, N.Y., Tobis earned a bachelor's degree from City College of New York in 1936 and graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1943. As a captain in the Army during World War II, he served as a doctor. Tobis was named chairman of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York Medical College in 1948. In 1961, he became chairman of a similar department at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and in 1963 joined the faculty of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.
In 1970, Tobis joined the UCI medical school faculty as a professor and founding chairman of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. He also was the medical school's founding director of geriatric medicine, a position he held from 1980 to 1986, and chaired the ethics committee at UCI Medical Center from 1986 to 2000.
Tobis was co-author of the 1970 book "Cardiac Rehabilitation," the first on the subject. He also served as the principal investigator for the first scientific research to show the effectiveness of spinal manipulation in improving lower back pain. The research was published in 1981 in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. Tobis also worked on studies of traumatic brain injury and the causes of falls by the elderly, among other topics.

Bibliography

Los Angeles Times, Obituary, February 11, 2012, "Dr. Jerome Tobis dies at 96; UCI professor, physician and researcher."

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises professional papers of Jerome Tobis, former professor and founding chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Irvine. His career at UC Irvine included founding the Department of Geriatric Medicine, chairing the Medical Ethics Committee, and contributing to a number of significant studies on physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation. The papers include meeting agendas, minutes, notes, correspondence, clippings, grant proposals, and other materials related to Tobis' work with the fields of geriatric medicine, complementary medicine and integrative medicine, medical ethics, as well as the UC Irvine Emeriti Association, primarily between 1996-2010. The collection also includes a small group of photographs of Tobis and colleagues and some biographical information.

Arrangement

This collection is not arranged.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tobis, Jerome S., 1915-2012 -- Archives
University of California, Irvine -- Faculty -- Archives. -- Archives
University of California, Irvine. Center for Emeriti and Retirees -- Archives . -- Archives
University of California, Irvine. College of Medicine -- Archives.
Alternative medicine.
Booklets -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
Conference on Aging
Correspondence -- 20th century.
Geriatrics.
Grant proposals -- 20th century.
Heart--Diseases--Patients--Rehabilitation.
Integrative medicine.
Medical Conference
Medical ethics.
Monographs
Portrait photographs -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century
Promotional materials -- West (U.S.) -- 20th century.
Public health -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources
Scrapbooks

Box 1, Folder 1

Photos of Tobis, others 1975-2007

Box 1, Folder 2

Biographical, personal, in memoriam 2010-2012

Box 1, Folder 3

UCI Physical Medication and Rehabilitation Residency Booklet, signed by artist Leslie Danielle Wayne 1973

Box 1, Folder 4

Ethics of Reproductive Medicine Conference 1996

Box 1, Folder 5

Student's Attitudes and Usage of Health Treatments, Tobis advisee 1998

Box 1, Folder 6

"Preventing Falls in the Community," pressed flower scrapbook for Tobis by students 1989 April

Box 1, Folder 7

UCI Geriatric Medicine Program 1995-1998

Box 1, Folder 8

Geriatric Medicine 1995-1998

Box 1, Folder 9

Dr. Tobis' talks 1980-2000

Box 1, Folder 10

Ethics and Education, Monroe 2005-2006

Box 1, Folder 11

Cardiac Rehabilitation 1970 edition, book 1970

Box 2, Folder 1

Task Force on Education and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) 2001

Box 2, Folder 2

Jerome S. Tobis Conference on Aging 1989

Box 2, Folder 3

The Merger, book promo undated

Box 2, Folder 4-7

College of Medicine Executive Committee 2006-2010

Box 3, Folder 1

Southern California Center for the Study of Complementary Healthcare 1999

Box 3, Folder 2

Center for the Study of Complementary Healthcare 1996

Box 3, Folder 3

Susan Samueli Center for Interactive Medicine 2005-2008

Box 3, Folder 4-7

Samueli Center board meetings, events 2001-2005

Box 3, Folder 8

Susan Samueli Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 1997-1998

Box 3, Folder 9

Grant Proposals 1998

Box 3, Folder 10

Archstone Grant Proposals 1998-2000

Box 3, Folder 11

Complementary Health, correspondence 1996

Box 3, Folder 12

Complementary Health 1996

Box 3, Folder 13

Complementary Medicine 1997-1998

Box 3, Folder 14-15

UCI Center for Complementary Healthcare 1996-1997

Box 3, Folder 16

Center for Study of Ethics 2002-2006

Box 3, Folder 17

Conference on Study of Complementary Healthcare 1996

Box 3, Folder 18, 20, 21

UCI Emeriti Association 2000-2009

Box 3, Folder 19

History of UCI Emeriti Association and related materials 2005

Box 3, Folder 22

La Rehabilitacion en Cardiologia, 1975 edition 1975