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Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission
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Study of Inbreeding of Island Kuroshima

The first few minutes comprised mostly of medical testing. The rest of the film comprised of a trip to Kuroshima island (ten miles west of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture) for some more medical testing and documentation of residents for inbreeding. There is no sound.

Herman Wigodsky, MD papers

  • MS 065
  • Collection
  • 1949-1988

The Herman Wigodsky, MD papers contains Chernobyl Report and photocopied correspondence. The collection consists of one box equaling 1 cubic foot. Dr. Wigodsky's largest donation to the archive was the Chernobyl Report given in November 1986. He also donated a photocopy of a letter from Manfred Leiser of the International Atomic Energy Commission.

Subjects: ABCC, Internal Medicine. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.

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William C. Moloney MD papers

  • MS 073
  • Collection
  • 1952-1954

William C. Moloney MD kept a personal journal, with photographs, for much of his two years in Japan with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. In January of 1986, Dr. Moloney donated his journal, correspondence and diary pages to the Harris County Medical Archive. He died in 1998 at the age of 91. His first contribution was a set of ten reprints representing his work with the ABCC from 1952 to 1954. Dr. Moloney's journal is a fine document, one which will be of great use to historians. It is an important record of personal impressions, thoughts and details of events. The journal gives new insights into the work of the ABCC and into the people who participated in that work. Dr. Moloney wrote in his journal from April 1952 to February 1954. The Korean War was on and there was a great deal of military activity in southern Japan. The collection is open for research. The collection consists of a handwritten journal, loose letters and reprints.

In this collection are letters, a journal and reprints. There are three letters written in May and July 1952. Two are typed and one handwritten. There are also loose pages from his diary starting on the Moloney family's departure from Boston in April 14, 1952 with the last entry dated December 11, 1952. There are references to their near disaster off Hilo on the way to Japan. The last item in this series is the jewel in the crown - Dr. Moloney's journal. The entries date from January 16, 1953 to February 27, 1954. Unfortunately there are gaps where he did not make entries. The numbered pages between 195 and 200 are missing. Dr. Moloney literally wrote from cover to cover in his journal. Glued or taped onto the journal pages are 165 black and white glossy photographs (there are 166 photographs in the journal) and a variety of other items (business cards, invitations, clippings, announcements, a golf score card, yen, postcards, driver's permits.) The typescript translation of an article from The Chugoku Press, 20 September 1953 originally placed between pages 101 and 102 has been removed and placed in envelopes. A folded map of Japan remains in the back of the journal.

The physical condition of the journal is mixed. The photographs are in good condition and the ink on the pages remains clear and crisp. The spine is broken and the pages are becoming detached. The tape and news clippings have yellowed and become brittle. The collection encompasses the years 1952-1954 and is 0.25 cubic feet (1 box).

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Raymond C. Anderson, MD, PhD papers

  • MS 095
  • Collection
  • 1947-1949

The Raymond C. Anderson, MD, PhD papers comprises photocopies of Anderson's journal and the photographs he took during his time at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. It is believed that Anderson's family still retains the original copies of the diary and photographs.

This collection is in fair condition, but it does appear that the photocopied pages of the diary were somewhat water damaged while they were housed in the basement of the main Texas Medical Center Library. This is collection MS 95. It is one box (0.5 cubic feet).

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Jarrett H. Folley, MD papers

  • MS 097
  • Collection
  • 1950-1952

Jarrett H. Folley, MD, served as the Director of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) during 1950 and 1951. The Jarrett H. Folley, MD, papers collection is comprised of official interim and quarterly reports issued by the ABCC, a reprint written by Folley, Dr. Wayne Borges and Dr. Takuso Yamawaki "Incidence of Leukemia in Survivirs of the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki", and a typescript discription of the programs of clincial investigation by the ABCC. In the archival manuscript collections donated by other former ABCC members are reports and articles written or coauthored by Dr. Folley. Also, in the photograph collection are numerous black and white photographs of Dr. Folley posing with nurses and fellow physicians. The collection consists of 0.5 cubic feet (1 box).

The collection is divided into three series: Reports; Reprints; and Presentations. The Reports series is comprised of official interim and quarterly reports issued by the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. The Reprints series includes an article written by Dr. Folley, Dr. Wayne Borges and Dr. Takuso Yamawaki for the American Journal of Medicine "Incidence of Leukemia in Survivirs of the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan." The documents in the Presentation series consist of "The Involvment of Dartmouth Personnel in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Follow-up Studies" accompanied by Dr. Folley's handwritten note, and a typescript description by Dr. Folley of "the program of clinical investigation carried on by the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission." The materials are in good condition.

Folley graduated from Harvard Medical School. His medical training included Mary Hitchock Memorial Hospital, New Haven Hospital, and University of Pennsylvania. Folley's major interest was in the field of internal medicine. He served as the President of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, Hanover, New Hampshire from 1964 to 1974. Folley was the Medical Director of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) from 1950 to 1951, during his leave of absence from the Hichcock Clinic, Hanover, New Hampshire. In 1948 the ABCC initiated the first survey of the incidence of leukemia in populations exposed to high energy radiation by the explosion of an atomic bomb. Folley published his report on the incidence of leukemia in the survivors of the bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the American Journal of Medicine in 1952. He died in 1991.

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William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers

  • MS 142
  • Collection
  • 1945-1992

The William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers includes a 1945 topographical map of Nagasaki used in planning the atomic attack and a 1946 topographical map of Hiroshima that was used by the international damage assessment group. The collection also includes an unpublished manuscript of ABCC history written by John Z. Bowers, a former ABCC staffer. Ellett also included his personal copies of the "Life Span Study" reports. The size of the collection is one cubic foot (2 boxes and two oversize maps).

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Hiroshima Scrapbook

  • MS 155
  • Collection
  • 1948

This collection consists of three pages from a scrapbook and 23 photos depicting scenes in Hiroshima and staff members of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC). This scrapbook may have belonged to Louise Cavagnaro, RN, who was a nurse with the ABCC in Hiroshima in 1948, when many of the pictures were taken. Cavagnaro donated her ABCC papers to the Texas Medical Center Library. Those papers seem to have been integrated into other collections or into the ABCC photo collection. These scrapbook pages were found in the archive without any descriptive data or record. All photos are provided with clear captions except for a photo of Cavagnaro, who is known through other photos that she donated to the archive. Each page measures 11 inches by 14 inches.

Subjects: ABCC, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Louise Cavagnaro, Hiroshima.

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James V. Neel, PhD papers

  • MS 089
  • Collection
  • 1946-1990

The James V. Neel papers contains incoming and outgoing Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission communication and correspondence, Committee on Atomic Casualties minutes, hematology ABCC 1, hematology ABCC 2, hematology ABCC program 1, Japan lectures, Nagasaki study of Metal Ret. Children, ABCC memoranda and reports, genetics data, atomic calculations, various conference information, genetics and vital statistics, genetics code, studies on consanguinity and heritability, genetics section monthly reports, cousin marriage, congenital and/or hereditary abnormalities in Japanese and Caucasians, quarterly reports submitted from Japan, monthly reports, genetics and research information, calculation sheet on atomic bomb studies, radiation census, midwife training, Kitamura program, consultants correspondence, staff correspondence, photocopy of manuscript, and other prints and photos related to the work and research of Dr. James V. Neel.

Subjects: ABCC, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.

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TWU Historical Research in Nursing Class Japan papers

  • MS 188
  • Collection
  • October 2014

The TWU Historical Research in Nursing Class Japan papers contains assigned journals written by graduate nursing students of their experiences while in Hiroshima, Japan as part of a Texas Women’s University class titled Historical Research in Nursing. The class traveled to Japan in October 2014.

Subjects: Hiroshima, nursing, ABCC, Texas Woman's University, Nursing History

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H. Grant Taylor, MD papers

  • MS 044
  • Collection
  • 1925-1992

Papers consist primarily of personal and professional correspondence; board meeting and committee meeting minutes and reports; drafts, manuscripts, and published professional papers (including several first drafts handwritten by Dr. Taylor); documentation chronicling his role with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) in Japan, his role in the organization and development of a regional medical plan centered in Houston, of the University of Texas (UT) Postgraduate School of Medicine and its Division of Continuing Education, and of M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute (MDAH), currently known as UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and its renowned Department of Pediatrics; applications and correspondence regarding funding for a wide range of research, continuing education, and community projects. The collection consists of 45 boxes equaling 23 cubic feet contain personal and biographical papers, documentation of appointments, meetings, boards and committees, continuing education, and other paper materials.

Subjects: ABCC, Oncology. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.

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Walter J. Russell, MD, DM Sc. papers

  • MS 063
  • Collection
  • 1884

Walter J. Russell donated the material in this collection in 1986, 1989, and 1995. Dr. Russell received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the St. Louis University Medical School, in 1952. In July of 1959, he was appointed Chief of the Department of Radiology of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Dr. Russell continued his to conduct his research with the ABCC successor organization, the Radiation Effects Research Foundation. This is a record of communication with twenty-five Japanese physicians and nearly one hundred and sixty medical institutions. The collection is organized in alphabetical order and is in good condition. The size of the collection is 2.5 linear feet (6 boxes).

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Robert D. Lange, MD papers

  • MS 064
  • Collection
  • 1954- 1966

The Robert D. Lange Collection contains publications and reprints from the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, The Journal of the Hiroshima Medical Association, Blood, The Journal of Hematology, Texas Reports on Biology and Medicine. Unique to this collection are the 46 lantern slides. The contribution consists of lantern slides, publications and a set of 35 mm slides. The print and photographic materials in this small collection complement each other well. Most of the 46 lantern slides are of the original illustrations printed in the publications in his collection. The collection is in good condition with some fraying and normal depreciation.

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Frank W. Putnam, MD papers

  • MS 092
  • Collection
  • 1943-1995

The Frank W. Putnam papers contains RERF board of directors correspondence and board meeting reports, budget draft proposals, electrophoresis article reprints, “Hiroshima and Nagasaki Revisited”, medical dosimetry, assembly of life sciences, advisory committee meeting, meetings and conclusion of scientific council, genetic study conference, publications, and other material related to the work of Dr. Putnam. Collection consists of 5 boxes totaling 3 cubic feet of various paper material.

Subjects: ABCC, Cardiology. Baylor College of Medicine.

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Louise Cavagnaro teaching ABCC nursing students

Louise Cavagnaro, ABCC Director of Nursing in Hiroshima, instructing Japanese nursing students for the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. The students are seated at tables with pen and notebooks while Cavagnaro stands and gestures with her pen and book.

Louise Cavagnaro with ABCC nursing students

Director of Nursing Louise Cavagnaro instructing Japanese nursing students for the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. The students are seated at tables with pen and notebooks while Cavagnaro addresses them holding a book open. Behind her is a chalkboard with the words "GI Series," "Barium," and "Castor oil."

ABCC Nurses "34th gals"

Atomic Bomb Casaulty Commission nurses gathered outside a building. Identified are Sue Kumaqai, Harriet Hardin, and Edith Matlack. Inscribed by Louise Cavagnaro as "34th gals".

ABCC Nurses "34th gals"

Atomic Bomb Casaulty Commission nurses gathered outside a building. Identified are Marian Vans Agrew, Edith Harriet. Inscribed by Louise Cavagnaro as "34th gals".

ABCC Nurses "34th gals"

Atomic Bomb Casaulty Commission nurses gathered outside a building. Inscribed by Louise Cavagnaro as "34th gals".

ABCC Nurses "34th gals"

Atomic Bomb Casaulty Commission nurses gathered outside a building. Identified are Sue Kumagai, Harriet Hardin, and Edith Matlack. Inscribed by Louise Cavagnaro as "34th gals".

Mrs. Eliasson teaching public health class

Mrs. Eliasson teaching a public health class. She is standing at the head of long table, where nurses and students are seated. She has a black bag, and on the wall behind her is a poster about caring for babies.

ABCC Histology Laboratory

Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Histology staff at work in a laboratory with beakers, flasks, stirring rods and other equipment. Above the workspaces are shelves filled with bottles.

Nagasaki Memorial service

A group assembled indoors for a Nagasaki Memorial service on November 21, 1957. People are seated and most are wearing robes or suits.

Sea view from Gaisen Kan

View looking towards the sea from the front window of the Gaisen Kan Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission facility. Beyond a nearby building, ships are visible in the water, with mountains off in the distance.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Two people crouching by a basket while two others are seated at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Dr. Breeden, Dr. Mac Suzuki, and others seated and eating at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Carl [Mydan], with a camera hanging from his neck, handing an objecct to Dr. Mac Suzuki at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Bridge lesson

Bridge lesson by Dr. Wat Sutow and Dr. Mac Suzuki. Left to right: George Sakoda, Dr. Wat Sutow, Motoshi "Pete" Yamasaki, Dr. Mac Suzuki, Velma Yemoto

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Refreshment

People passing through a buffet line for refreshments at a gathering.

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Gathering to sing

Dr. Samuel J. Kimura, Pearl Kimura, Harold Hiroshi Nishi, Richard Brewer, and Barbara [Geathard] gathered in a living room to sing together.

Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Group including Fumiko Shitamae and Louise Cavagnaro seated and eating at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Louise Cavagnaro, Kenny Sakoda, and May Sakoda preparing food at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Harold Nishi lying down resting his head on an unidentified woman, who is seated. At the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Harold Nishi, Donna [Geathard], Becky Wells, and others seated and eating at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Harold Nishi, Donna [Geathard], Becky Wells, and others seated and eating at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Louise Cavagnaro, Kenny Sakoda, and May Sakoda preparing food at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Harold Nishi lying down resting his head on an unidentified woman, who is seated. At the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Harold Nishi lying down resting his head on an unidentified woman, who is seated. At the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

May Sakoda, Mac [Iwashita], Dr. Art Pryde, and Dr. Mac Suzuki seated and eating at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

May Sakoda, Mac [Iwashita], Dr. Art Pryde, and Dr. Mac Suzuki seated and eating at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

Carl Harris, Mrs. Harris, Fumiko Shitamae, and another person at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda's uncle's place, Hiroshima

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Mushroom hunt, Hiroshima

May Sakoda, Pete Yamasaki, Mary Sutow, Kippy Sutow, Tina Sutow, and others eating at the matsutake hunt at George Sakoda uncle's place, Hiroshima.

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