Lee Kaufer Frankel


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(1867–1931) Lee Kaufer Frankel, originally trained as a chemist, is best known for his contributions to health insurance, family services, and Jewish welfare. Frankel received a BS (1887) and PhD (1888) from the University of Pennsylvania and taught chemistry there until 1893. After six years as a consulting chemist in Philadelphia, Frankel became manager of the United Hebrew Charities in New York City. An outstanding leader in the family service field and one of the early developers of family casework practice, he was also one of the first instructors at the New York School of Philanthropy and was instrumental in establishing the Training School for Jewish Social Work.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

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