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Jeanne C. Marsh

Laura Epstein (1914–1996) was a social worker, writer, and academic. She developed the task centered treatment method of social work intervention. Her search for more humane and effective therapies has influenced many students, practitioners, and clients.

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Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1866–1948) was an educator and social activist, based in Chicago. She taught the first course in public welfare administration and developed a postgraduate curriculum in social work, introducing the case method as the mode of instruction.

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Kenneth S. Carpenter

Helen Harris Perlman (1905–2004) was a caseworker for the Chicago Jewish Service Bureau and joined the faculty of the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, in 1945. Her textbook Social Casework: A Problem Solving Process is still used.

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Kenneth S. Carpenter

Kurt Reichert (1916–2006) and Betty Reichert (1916–2004) contributed to the health field as program and community planners, administrators, teachers, and writers. Kurt was active in the civil rights movement and Betty was an early pioneer in family life education.