Respondent
Criep, Leo H. (Leo Hermann)
Interview Date
November 11, 1976
Abstract
Criep, Dr. Leo H., a medical doctor who was a pioneer in the field of allergies; year of birth, 1896;
[T1S1] family's immigration to Philadelphia from Romania in 1910; early life in Romania; religious education given in home; much anti-Semitism in Romanian schools; school in Philadelphia; move to Pittsburgh; education at Central High School, University of Pittsburgh; medical care as a child; jobs as a teen; recreation at Irene Kaufmann Settlement and two debating societies; attending college on funds from Irene Kaufmann Settlement; president, Local Chapter, Graduate Club, board of trustees of Phi Delta Epsilon; courtship and marriage to wife, Merla; their two children; their educations; son's career; internship and appointment to school of medicine at Passavant Hospital;
[T1S2] Fellowship at London's College University Hospital; developer of outpatient clinics in immunology and allergy at University of Pittsburgh and Montefiore Hospital; director of Clinical Immunology at Veterans Administration Hospital, after retirement; qualifications for fellowship; writer; <i>Essentials of Allergy</i>, title of book; travels with family; boating on Pittsburgh rivers; other recreational activities; changes on Malvern Avenue; prohibition; relationship with colleagues; changes in attitudes toward Jews in medical field; childrearing;
[T2S3] views on Concordia Club, Jewish community; changes in Pittsburgh; personal successes and failures; work at Mayview Psychiatric Hospital during medical school; doctor/patient relationships.
Subjects
Antisemitism; Hospitals; Clinics; Montefiore Hospital (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Veteran's Administration Hospital (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Physicians; Medicine
Birth Date
1896
City
Romania
Profession
Doctor
Work
University of Pittsburgh
Occupation (father)
Grocer
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Heymann, Bessie
Interviewer2
Cohen, Elinor
Indexer
Shapiola
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.088
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh