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Dr. Abe Kauvar gave' heart and life to medicine'

Rocky Mountain News
August 27, 2003

Dr. Abe Kauvar used to joke he was never tired. How could he retire?
Even as his health waned, in what would be the last two weeks of his life, Dr. Kauvar was drafting plans to help the poor get health care. >> Read the full article

Abraham J. Kauvar, M.D. Papers
Penrose Library, University of Denver

The collection highlights the career of Dr. Kauvar. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards, memorabilia, and photographs. The papers document the professional and personal life of a major figure in Denver's medical community. The collection also contains correspondence with Rabbi Charles E. H. Kauvar (Dr. Kauvar's father), who was a noted religious leader in Denver.
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Health Care Initiative

Insurance costs are rising and more and more people are incapable of carrying insurance. Dr. Kauvar felt strongly about economically driven health care inequities and devoted a good deal of time to his innovative health care initiative. "We've got a situation that is so urgent with healthcare coverage,"he said, "that we've really got to be able to try some new approaches." For Kauvar, one important new approach came from an experiment undertaken a decade ago in Oregon. >> Read more