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Health Care Without Harm Records

Call Number: MS231

Content Description

These records include books, serial and other publications, personal files, and memorabilia of Gary Cohen, co-founder of Health Care Without Harm. They document Cohen's work related to the Bhopal chemical disaster, and more broadly, address the problem of toxic chemicals in the global economy. Included are multiple copies of an over-sized poster and one t-shirt.


  • circa 1986 -- 2016



This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish.

Any intellectual property rights that the donor possesses have been transferred to Tufts University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gary Cohen, 2016, accession number MS-2017-034.


This collection maintains the received order.

Related Materials

Center for Health, Environment, and Justice Records, 1942-2015. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.


1 artifact (1 tshirt)

2.55 Linear Feet (2 record cartons, 1 poster tube)

Language of Materials



These records document the work of Gary Cohen, co-founder of Health Care Without Harm, as related to the Bhopal chemical disaster and the problem of toxic chemicals in the global economy.

Biographical / Historical

Health Care Without Harm was founded in 1996 in response to the health care industry's use and production of environmental pollutants. Originally a coalition of 28 organizations based in California, Health Care Without Harm has expanded to over 52 countries, and focuses on issues including mercury substitution, health care waste management, and climate change.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Leah Edelman and Peter Lam in 2016. Materials were placed in archival boxes if the original housing was damaged, and loose materials were placed in folders where needed. Received order was maintained. A box-level inventory, series-level description, and finding aid were created at the time of preliminary processing.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States