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Herman Walter Johnson, MD Papers

  • MS 001
  • Collection
  • 1905-1956

The Herman Walter Johnson, MD papers (MS001) is .25 cubic feet and consists of 1 box and oversized materials. It contains Dr. Johnson's autobiography (Reminiscences of a Male Midwife), United States Army appointment, news articles, certificates, and medical licenses that document the life, career, and military service of Dr. Herman Johnson. The records pertain to the geographic areas of Buffalo, New York and Houston, Texas. The materials are in good condition.

Johnson, Herman Walter

Ernst William Bertner, MD papers

  • MS 002
  • Collection
  • 1908-1978

The Ernst W. Bertner, MD papers (MS002) is 6.5 cubic feet and consists of seven documents boxes and two oversize boxes. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, speeches, certificates, official appointments, newsclippings, scrapbooks, photographs, audiovisual materials, and realia that detail the personal life, professional activities, and leadership of Dr. Ernst W. Bertner in Houston and the Texas Medical Center. The materials are in good condition.

Bertner, Ernst William

Edward Trowbridge Wolf, MD papers

  • MS 003
  • Collection
  • 1928-1982

The Edward Trowbridge Wolf, MD, papers (MS003) is 3 cubic feet and consists of 7 document boxes with some materials also located in the communal oversize box. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, certificates, official documents, news clippings, telegrams, drawings, and books that detail the personal life, professional activities, medical related records and papers associated with the World War II experiences of Dr. Edward Trowbridge Wolf in the Pacific Theater, various stateside military posts and also the Houston Texas Medical Center. Wolf was the executor of estate for Mr. Isiah Leebove and as a result the legal and financial documents related to the Leebove estate are included here. The materials are in good condition; however there is some evidence of water damage probably caused by the flooding of the archives during tropical storm Allison in 2001. As a result, ink applied by pens often has been washed away or is illegible. Ink applied by typewriters is clearly legible in the documents. After the flood, the archivists took steps to preserve and restore the collection. The material is unrestricted with a few exceptions (for Patients Diagnosis) that are clearly marked in the detailed description and on the box and folders. The collection is 3 cubic feet (7 boxes) and in good condition.

Wolf, Edward Trowbridge

William D. Seybold, MD papers

  • MS 004
  • Collection
  • 1890-1983

The papers of Dr. Seybold are made up primarily of office files, correspondence and memoranda, newsclippings, articles, committee meeting minutes and reports; the working files of a prominent Houston physician who at one time or another served as chief of staff at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, partner and chief of staff of the KelseySeybold Clinic, president of the Texas Surgical Society, member of the University of Texas Committee of 75 and the Centennial Commission. They document his career from late in his surgical residency to his retirement from private practice in 1979.

The 82 boxes occupy 52 cubic feet. A large portion of the collection is a record of Dr. Seybold's professional involvement with the Clinic, hospitals and medical organizations. It has been retained in much the same order in which it was received, arranged alphabetically where applicable and arranged chronologically where possible within the series and within the files. Removed from the collection and redistributed in the library as needed were a sizeable number of journals and newsletters. Also removed from the collection and placed in the Historical Research Center Photograph Collection were many photographs, where they were indexed and cataloged. Duplicates of reports and reprints already in the collection were discarded.

Subjects: Surgery

Seybold, William Dempsey

Valliant Clinton Baird, MD papers

  • MS 005
  • Collection
  • 1946-1978

The Valliant Clinton Baird, MD, papers (MS005) is 1/2 cubic feet and consists of 1 document box. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, official documents, news clippings, that detail the personal life, professional activities, medical related records and papers associated with the experiences of Dr. Baird company physician Exon Mobil, and also his contributions to the Houston Texas Medical Center. The materials are in good condition. Ink applied by typewriters is clearly legible in the documents. The records pertain to the geographic areas of New Orleans Louisiana and Houston, Texas. The material is unrestricted.

Baird, Valliant Clinton

Michael K. O'Heeron, MD papers

  • MS 006
  • Collection
  • 1946-1974

Michael K. O’Heeron, MD papers contain materials such as photographs, journals, articles, conference, office and personal notes that he produced during his tenure at Baylor College of Medicine and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Correspondences with the State Medical Association of Texas, the University of Nuevo Leon, International College of Surgeons in particular Dr. Julio Pow Sang, and the IV Peruvian Conference on Urology are included. The collection is 0.75 cubic feet (2 boxes). The materials are in good condition.

O'Heeron, Michael K.

Hilde Bruch, MD papers

  • MS 007
  • Collection
  • 1928-1984

The Hilde Bruch, MD papers contains reprints, books, office files, patient records. The early gift of books and reprints, and the posthumous donation of books and papers have been integrated into the larger group of office records, making the total size of the collection 56 cubic feet. The processor of the papers has for the most part left Dr. Bruch's own arrangement intact. The arrangement includes office files, patient records dating from the 1940's, correspondence from colleagues as well as hundreds of letters from lay persons acquainted with Dr. Bruch's work on eating disorders. There are reprints from colleagues, correspondence with publishers, family and friends. Also included is same correspondence from Dr. Bruch's family in Germany and the Netherlands, and memorabilia from her long career in America. Dr. Bruch's papers offer important insights into psychiatric trends in the second half of the twentieth century, particularly into the treatment of psycho-social illness. They also detail in the life history of an individual, the personal and cultural crises precipitated by exile from Nazi Germany, and the struggle of women for greater participation in science and medicine, both significant phenomena in the history of this century. The collection equals 56 cubic feet consisting of 84 boxes.

Bruch, Hilde

Kenneth L. Burdon, MD papers

  • MS 008
  • Collection
  • 1922-1969

The Kenneth L. Burdon, MD papers (MS 008) is .5 cubic feet and consists of 1 document box. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, official documents, news clippings, and photographs that detail the personal life, professional activities, medical related records and papers associated with the experiences of Dr. Burdon his work for Baylor College of Medicine, especially with regard to the Department of Microbiology. The materials are in good condition. Ink applied by typewriters is clearly legible in the documents. The records pertain to the geographic areas of Houston, Texas. The material is unrestricted.

Burdon, Kenneth Livingston

Walter J. Stork, MD papers

  • MS 009
  • Collection
  • 1946-1978

The Walter J. Stork, MD papers (MS 009) is .5 cubic feet and consists of 1 document box. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, official documents, news clippings, that detail the personal life, professional activities, medical related records and papers associated with the experiences of Dr. Stork his work for Baylor College of Medicine and also his contributions to the Houston Texas Medical Center. The materials are in good condition. Ink applied by typewriters is clearly legible in the documents. The records pertain to the geographic areas of Houston, Texas. The material is unrestricted.

Stork, Walter J.

Bela Halpert, MD papers

  • MS 010
  • Collection
  • 1875-1965

The Bela Halpert, MD papers consists of 2 boxes and contains photographs, biographical information, letters, and reprints, that document the career and research of Dr. Halpert and Dr. Carl Langenbuch.

Halpert, Bela

William B. Bates papers

  • MS 011
  • Collection
  • 1896-1981

The William B. Bates papers contains correspondence and photographs documenting his life and career as a lawyer. Of particular interest are the scrapbook of newspaper clippings dating back to the 1920s and photographs from World War I and Bates' childhood. The collection consists of 14 boxes, including two oversize boxes, and equals 9 cubic feet. The materials are in fair to good condition.

Subjects: Attorney

Bates, William

Dorothea Kassell papers

  • MS 012
  • Collection
  • 1946-1982

The Dorothea Kassell, RN papers contains newsletters, committee reports, memos, annual reports, business meeting minutes relating to the Houston Area Association of Occupational Health Nurses and Houston Area Association of Industrial Nurses, print campaigns, reprints, and other printed materials which document the career and experience of Dorothea Kassel’s career as an occupational health nurse. The collection consists of 3 boxes equaling 2 cubic feet.

Kassell, Dorothea

Laura C. Bickel, MD papers

  • MS 013
  • Collection
  • 1938-1967

The Laura C. Bickel, MD papers contain article reprints, correspondance, case studies, photographs, and xrays related to her research into the Rubella virus and congenital defects and her career in pediatrics.

Bickel, Laura C.

William Fields, MD papers

  • MS 014
  • Collection
  • 1930-1987

The William Fields, MD papers contain scientific meeting booklets, academic books, binders containing case histories, research, symposium notes, and correspondence relating to the publication of his research of materials related to his career in Neurology. The collection consists of five boxes and equals 2.5 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.

Fields, William

Joseph Melnick, PhD papers

  • MS 015
  • Collection
  • 1943-1989

Joseph Melnick, PhD papers contains correspondence and reprints that document the career of Dr. Melnick, who was a leading epidemiologist, best known for his research on polio.

Melnick, Joseph

Russell J. Blattner, MD papers

  • MS 016
  • Collection
  • 1936-1985

The Blattner collection contains Dr. Blattner's research work throughout his career in St. Louis and Houston. It contains photographs, research materials, reprints, and publications. It offers a record of Dr. Blattner's professional life and contains no personal or family records. Collection materials date from 1936-1985.

Blattner, Russell J.

Joe R. Gandy, MD papers

  • MS 017
  • Collection
  • 1929-1973

The Joe R. Gandy, MD papers contain correspondance, programs, manuscripts, research, news releases, news clippings, and recording transcripts from his research into railroad medicine and his career as a surgeon

Gandy, Joe R.

Saul Kit, PhD papers

  • MS 018
  • Collection
  • 1958-1974

The Saul Kit, PhD papers contain research journals, reprints, copies, and an undated manuscript documenting his career in biochemistry. This collection focuses on his research published from 1958-1974. The collection consists of one box, equaling .25 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.

Kit, Saul

Matilda Benyesh-Melnick, MD papers

  • MS 019
  • Collection
  • 1956-1974

The Matilda Benyesh-Melnick, MD papers contain research journals, reprints, magazines, reports, symposia and an undated manuscript related to her career in virology. Materials focus on the research that she conducted and collected between 1956 and 1974.

Benyesh-Melnick, Matilda

Leon Dmochowski, MD, PhD papers

  • MS 020
  • Collection
  • 1947-1977

The Leon Dmochowski, MD, PhD papers contain article reprints, reports and an undated manuscript related to his career in oncology and virology. The collection contains 2 boxes equaling 1 cubic foot, the materials are mostly in good condition. One item has water damage.

Dmochowski, Leon

John P. McGovern, MD Collection of Texas Historical Medical Documents

  • MS 021
  • Collection
  • 1814-1921

The John P. McGovern, MD Collection of Texas Historical Medical Documents includes historical deeds, medical records, bills, and receipts from the pre-Republic era to the beginning of the 20th century. 117 Texas medical personnel, primarily physicians, were the creators of these 142 digitized documents. The documents are listed alphabetically by the last name of the primary medical person associated with the item. The city and county shown for each individual are the Texas area where they lived the longest, were most active in their profession, or where the document originated. References are provided for as many personnel as possible. Each document is given a genre and a subject heading. A list of documents classed under each heading can be accessed through the lists below. Other Personnel contains names referred to in the documents. If there are no other names in a document, none is shown; if the name is incomplete or illegible, a dash is shown.

McGovern, John P.

Karl Karnaky, MD papers

  • MS 022
  • Collection
  • 1938-1970s

The Karl Karnaky, MD papers contain reprints, correspondance, notes, flyers, and a textbook related to his work in the field of gynecology.

Karnaky, Karl John

Hebbel Hoff, MD, D. Phil. papers

  • MS 023
  • Collection
  • 1956-1990

The Hebbel Hoff, M.D., collection (MS 023) includes reprints and journal articles, a hospital survey, newsletters, a CV, and other ephemera. The material is loosely arranged by type of document.

Hoff, Hebbel

Tom A. Andrews, MD papers

  • MS 024
  • Collection
  • 1924-1928

The Tom A. Andrews, M.D. collection consists of two University of Texas at Austin "Cactus" yearbooks from the years 1924 and 1928.

Andrews, Tom A.

Samuel Bloom, PhD papers

  • MS 025
  • Collection
  • 1935-2000

The Samuel Bloom, Ph.D., collection consists of materials related to his career as Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine.

Bloom, Samuel

Lee D. Cady, MD papers

  • MS 026
  • Collection
  • 1949-1970

The collection begins with Dr. Cady's transfer from Dallas to Houston upon the establishment of Houston's Veterans Administration Hospital in 1949, and follows through his resignation in 1963, and some post-resignation consulting. Subjects: Veterans Hospital and Methodist Hospital

Cady, Lee D.

Felix Haas, PhD papers

  • MS 027
  • Collection
  • 1941-1981

The Felix L. Haas, PhD papers contains biographical information, professional records, correspondence, certificates, reprints, publications, dissertation, experiment notebooks, lectures, speeches, grant materials, wellness programs, committee reports and minutes, minutes, course outlines, and audio recordings that document the life and career of Dr. Haas at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. The collection includes documents concerning the University of Texas Health Science Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (UTGSBS) in Houston. Unique to the collection are the audiotapes (reel and cassette) that detail the beginnings of the UTGSBS. The collection is 51 cubic feet (102 boxes). Materials are in good condition.

Subjects: University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston.

Haas, Felix

Howard T. Barkley, MD papers

  • MS 028
  • Collection
  • 1930-1980

The Howard T. Barkley, MD papers (MS 028) contains degrees, licenses, newsletters, clippings, photographs, certificates, awards, and a book that document the career of Dr. Howard T. Barkley in thoracic surgery. The collection primarily focuses on Dr. Barkley's academic and professional achievements; however, there is a small series on his personal life as well as a collection of photographs. The collection consists of 3 boxes (1 document and 2 oversized) and equals 2.25 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.

Barkley, Howard T.

James Greenwood Jr., MD papers

  • MS 029
  • Collection
  • 1934-1980

Scope & Content: James Greenwood, Jr., M.D., had a distinguished career in neurological surgery. He was born in Seguin, Texas July 19, 1907 and died July 3, 1993. During his long career, he was chairman of neurosurgery at Methodist Hospital, president of Methodists Hospital staff from 1943 to 1953 and 1957 to 1958, acting chair of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in 1944, and continued to serve for many years. In 1975, he received the distinguished Houston Surgeon Award from the Houston Surgical Society. He was a member of numerous local, state and national medical-related boards and organizations. He was a 1927 graduate of Rice University.

Subjects: Neurology.

Greenwood, James, Jr.

L. Rodney Rodgers, MD papers

  • MS 030
  • Collection
  • 1940-1994

The L. Rodney Rodgers, MD papers consists of announcements, correspondence, articles, handbooks, ethics papers, Harris County Medical society meeting records, reprints and other printed material related to L. Rodney Rodgers career in internal medicine.

Subjects: Internal Medicine.

Rodgers, L. Rodney

Sidney Schnur, MD papers

  • MS 031
  • Collection
  • 1982

The Sidney Schnur, MD papers contains awards, correspondence, committee and expenditure reports, executive committee minutes, surveys, courses, meetings, personnel files, meeting agendas, and admittance lists related to the career of Sidney Schnur in the field cardiovascular medicine.

Subjects: Cardiovascular

Schnur, Sidney

Ruth Hartgraves, MD papers

  • MS 032
  • Collection
  • 1901-1995

The Ruth Hartgraves, MD papers (MS032) consists of biographical information, correspondence, professional records, certificates, professional organizaiton records, notebooks, travel books, scrapbooks, photographs audiovisual materials, ephemera, and artifacts that document the life, family, and career of Dr. Ruth Hartgraves. Genealogical information about her family includes materials about her sister, Hallie Hartgraves, who was a physician before she became a religious nun.

Information about Dr. Hartgraves' medical practice includes notebooks she made and reference books she used in the care of her patients. There is information about her hospital appointments and medical associations to which she belonged. Significant information is available about the American Medical Women's Association, especially during her presidency in 1963.

Several scrapbooks, folders and photographs document her life as a professional woman in Houston from the 1930s through the 1980s.

Dr. Hartgraves received several prestigious honors. The awards and background material on each of the ceremonies is preserved.

Dr. Hartgraves involvement in the cultural life of Houston is documented with notes she took on operas and ephemera from several events she attended. Her main hobby of world travel is covered through travel notebooks, passports and itineraries. Some mementoes acquired during her travels are also available.

Materials include notebooks and calendars that Dr. Hartgraves kept near the end of her life as she lived with dementia. She left notes to herself to remember.

The collection equals 20 cubic feet and consists of 32 boxes. The materials are in good condition.

Hartgraves, Ruth

Moise Dreyfus Levy, MD papers

  • MS 033
  • Collection
  • 1917-1957

The Moise D. Levy, MD papers is limited to selected papers that were donated by Dr. Levy's daughter Justine (Levy) Bennett to the Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library in 1982, including a selection of letters, original copies of two articles, one on the treatment of Bubonic Plague in Galveston, TX circa 1920, one on the use of Tartar Emetic as a cure for Malaria circa 1917, and a plaque from 1957 that commemorates Dr. Levy's time as president of the Harris County Medical Society.

Levy, Moise Dreyfus

Paul V. Ledbetter, MD papers

  • MS 034
  • Collection
  • 1966-1977

The Paul V. Ledbetter, MD papers contains biographical information, correspondence, administrative records, newspaper clippings, manuals, publications, audio cassettes, notes, notebooks, loose monographs, glass slides, patient data, membership directories, and rosters related to Dr. Ledbetter's life, career, practice (Ledbetter Clinic Association) and professional organizations, such as American Heart Association, Houston Heart Association, Houston Society of Internal Medicine, and Texas Academy of Internal Medicine. Three audio cassettes provided an oral history of Dr. Ledbetter. Materials are in good condition. The collection consists of 3 boxes, totaling 1 cubic foot.

Subjects: Internal Medicine.

Ledbetter, Paul V.

Wataru W. Sutow, MD papers

  • MS 035
  • Collection
  • 1929-1996

Watauru W. Sutow, MD papers, MS 035, primarily cover the professional life of Dr. Sutow. The collection contains correspondence and memorandum, committee minutes and reports, drafts, manuscripts, and published professional papers; journal article reprints, personal correspondence and memorabilia; and a collection of slides and audio cassette tapes. The collection is in good condition. The papers span the years 1929-1996 with the bulk of material ranging from 1948 to 1981. The collection consists of 43 cubic feet (86 boxes, including 1 oversize box).

Sutow, Wataru W.

John Roberts Phillips, MD and Rebecca Hall Phillips, RN papers

  • MS 036
  • Collection
  • 1924-1982

The John Roberts Phillips,MD and Rebecca Hall Phillips, RN papers (MS036) is 8.5 cubic feet and consists of 5 documents boxes, 3 oversize boxes, and 11 digitized scrapbooks. It contains biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, professional activities, reprints of publications, medical instruments, memorabilia, awards, and certficates. The digital scrapbooks provide information on John Roberts Phillips, MD's surgical procedures and the Phillips' work with the TB Hospital in Houston. The materials are in good condition.

Phillips, John Roberts

Robert K. Blair, MD papers

  • MS 037
  • Collection
  • 1944-1983

The Robert K. Blair, MD papers contains 8 record books of daily appointments, Harris County Medical Society bulletins, moving papers and lease agreements, personal letters and correspondence spanning Robert Blair’s career in internal medicine.

Subjects: Internal Medicine.

Blair, Robert K.

Homer E. Prince, MD papers

  • MS 038
  • Collection
  • 1934-1983

The Homer E. Prince, MD papers (MS038) is .25 cubic foot and consists of 1 document box. This collection documents the professional career of Dr. Homer E. Prince. The collection includes brief biographical information (1 document), and the remaining materials are composed of Dr. Prince's reprints published research within a range of medical and academic journals. Dr. Prince's research includes: reports on mold allergies; respiratory diseases, infections, and treatements; papers on allergies to various biological and evironemental agents; and various other treatments for allergies. The reprints date between 1934-1983. The collection is in good condition.

Prince, Homer, E.

Alex D. Pokorny, MD papers

  • MS 039
  • Collection
  • 1953-1983

The Alex D. Pokorny, MD papers contains reprints, publication, biographical information, interviews, research, photographs, awards, correspondence, administrative documents and reports, medical law handbooks, directories and curriculum and student files related to the career of Alex Pokorny in the field of psychiatry.

Subjects: Psychiatry.

Pokorny, Alex D.

Jack Bangs, PhD and Tina Bangs, PhD papers

  • MS 040
  • Collection
  • 1950-1982

The Jack Bangs, PhD and Tina Bangs, PhD papers contain charter, by-laws, amendments, correspondence, board minutes, programs and newsletters for the Speech and Hearing Institute, its merger with University of Texas. Collection contains correspondence related to the merger. Collection also contains annual reports, program documents, published and unpublished material, miscellaneous brochures and material from other speech and hearing centers, biographical information, committee books and oversized material related Jack and Tina Bangs and their work at the Speech and Hearing Institute.

Subjects: Speech and Hearing Institute.

Bangs, Tina E.

Maurice J. Meynier, MD papers

  • MS 041
  • Collection
  • 1904-1989

The Maurice J. Meynier, MD papers contains information about Dr. Meynier childhood, education and participation in World War II. Material includes correspondence, reprints, some handwritten manuscripts, certificates and diplomas, newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, glass slides, photographs and photographic slides. Copies of his patents The primary bulk of the collection deals with his professional career as a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology; his membership and positions in several medical organizations; his publications; and his work in public health, healthcare facilities in Houston, Texas and opposition to abortion.

Meynier, Maurice J., Jr.

Walter H. Moursund, MD papers

  • MS 042
  • Collection
  • 1913-1959

The Walter H. Moursund, MD papers contains biographical material, a manuscript, miscellaneous correspondence, pamphlets, survey reports, press clippings, department reports, Baylor College of Medicine clippings, programs, directories and miscellaneous documents, articles related to many Houston area medical institutions and other paper materials related to the career of Walter Moursund in internal medicine and at Baylor college of Medicine.

Subjects: Internal Medicine/Baylor College of Medicine

Moursund, Walter H.

Denton A. Cooley, MD papers

  • MS 043
  • Collection
  • 1944-2016

The Denton A. Cooley, MD papers consists of the personal and professional correspondence, administrative records, patient information, publications, artifacts, scrapbooks, photographs and ephemera of Denton Cooley, MD. Dr. Cooley was born August 22, 1920 and died November 18, 2016. He was known as an American heart and cardio-thoracic surgeon famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart.

The collection is unprocessed, although a box level inventory created by Dr. Cooley’s staff is available. The bulk of the material is in good shape. Some newspaper clippings are degrading due to acidic newsprint. The collection consists of 184.5 cubic feet or about 185 boxes.

Subjects: Cardiology, Surgery

Cooley, Denton A.

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.

Taylor, H. Grant

Sidney Gordon Ohlhausen, MD papers

  • MS 045
  • Collection
  • 1930s-1952 and undated

Sidney Gordon Ohlhausen, MD papers contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, biographical information including medical education and military service, documents relating to activities and hobbies including Lakeside Country Club, the Republican Party, and a copyright for a genealogical book related to Sidney Ohlhausen and his career as a family practitioner.

Subjects: Family Practice

Ohlhausen, Sidney Gordon

A. Louis Dippel, MD papers

  • MS 046
  • Collection
  • 1933-1981

A. Louis Dippel, MD papers contains biographical documents including curriculum vitae and autobiography, and reprints of articles related to the career of A. Louis Dippel in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Subjects: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Dippel, A. Louis

Alvis Greer, MD papers

  • MS 047
  • Collection

Alvis Greer, MD Papers contains newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, article reprints, typescripts, manuscripts and editorials related to the career of Alvis Greer in internal medicine and chest surgery.

Subjects: Internal Medicine/Chest Surgery.

Greer, Alvis

Joanne Greenberg papers

  • MS 048
  • Collection

Joanne Greenberg Papers contains a cassette and correspondence reprints related to Joanne Greenberg’s relationship with Dr. Hilde Bruch.

Subjects: Correspondence with Hilde Bruch, MD

Greenberg, Joanne

Edmund K. Doak, MD papers

  • MS 049
  • Collection
  • 1985 and undated

Edmund K. Doak, MD Papers contain an autobiography and 5 typescript works detailing the career of Edmond Doak in internal medicine. Edmond Doak passed away November 29, 2000.

Subjects: Internal Medicine

Doak, Edmund K.

Mavis P. Kelsey, MD papers

  • MS 050
  • Collection
  • 1930s-1987

MS 050 Mavis P. Kelsey, MD papers consists of correspondence, reports, office files, government contracts, legal agreements, accounting records and a large set of medical reprints.

Aspects of his education, career and personal life are also documented. A unique highlight of the collection is his materials on military medicine. Dr. Kelsey saved numerous clippings, reports, and photographs from World War II and his assignment in Alaska. The collection also contains the tuxedo given that Dr. Ernst W. Bertner gave to Dr. Kelsey in 1949.

Dr. Mavis P. Kelsey made contributions to medicine and his community. His dedication and efforts to establish a clinic providing comprehensive health care are clearly reflected in his collection. The documents trace the momentous growth of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. The collection, for the most part, consists of correspondence, reports, office files, government contracts, legal agreements, accounting records and a large set of medical reprints.

Subjects: Internal Medicine.

Kelsey, Mavis P.

Truman G. Blocker, MD papers

  • MS 051
  • Collection
  • 1970-1978

The Truman G. Blocker, MD papers consists of news clippings, correspondence, and ephemera related to Truman G. Blocker's appointment or retirement to various positions late in his career including his appointment to the Osler Society and his retirement as president of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. The collection consists of 0.5 cubic feet and is in excellent condition.

Blocker, Truman G.

George J. Ehni, MD papers

  • MS 052
  • Collection
  • 1940-1983

George J. Ehni, MD papers contains documents relating to Dr. Ehni’s life and career in neurology, including correspondence, manuscripts, research materials, and reprints. Some of these materials appear to be related to lectures or talks given by Ehni.

Ehni, George

Earl J. Brewer, MD papers

  • MS 053
  • Collection
  • 1960-1996

Earl J. Brewer, MD papers consist primarily of professional correspondence; organization and protocols for national and international cooperative medical studies; grant applications and correspondence regarding a wide range of local, state and national research and coordinated care/case management projects concerning chronic illnesses in children; various organizations' board meeting and committee meeting minutes and reports; drafts, manuscripts, and reprints of published professional papers and books; documentation of Dr. Brewer's founding and chairing the Texas Children's Hospital's Pediatric Rheumatology Center, Baylor College of Medicine's Rheumatology Section of the Pediatric Department, Kelsey-Seybold's Pediatric Department, and the Pediatric Rheumatology Study Group; records of Dr. Brewer's oxygen tent patent, of his organization and participation in Houston's Family-to-Family Network, the 1987 Surgeon General's Conference which was held in Houston, the American Rheumatism Association Conferences of Rheumatic Diseases in Park City, UT, American Juvenile Arthritis Organization, American Academy of Pediatrics Rheumatology Section, and the American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Sub-specialty; certificates, awards, and honors bestowed upon Dr. Brewer in recognition of his professional achievements; video and audio cassettes and films, photographs, slides, and scrapbook and other oversize memorabilia. Earl Brewer died on March 19, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 86.

The collection consists of 106 boxes equaling 60 cubic feet contain publications, scrapbooks, correspondence, grant applications, other printed material, audiovisual materials (audio cassettes, video cassettes, and 16mm films), photographs and slides. Materials are in good condition.

Brewer, Earl J.

Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond, MD papers

  • MS 054
  • Collection
  • 1948-86

The Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond, MD papers contains photographs of Dr. Desmond as a medical student, Naval officer, and a faculty member of Baylor College of Medicine. The main portion of her papers deal with her work at Jefferson Davis Hospital, including grants she received from the John A. Hartford Foundation, and at Texas Children's Hospital.Some background material and photographs of the illustrations she used in the book, Newborn Medicine and Society: European Background and American Practice (1750-1975), are included. Reprints of her journal articles are available.She donated many books on the newborn and on pediatrics. These books have been cataloged and are available through the HAM-TMC Library's online catalog.

Desmond, Murdina MacFarquhar

Claude C. Cody, III, MD papers

  • MS 055
  • Collection
  • 1946-1986

The Claude C. Cody, III, MD papers consists of biographical material, reprints, articles, sketches, contribution proposals, a brass plaque, case reports, photographs and slides, hearing aid manuals, microscope slides, and a wax ear moulage spanning the life and career of Claude Carr Cody, III, as an ear, nose, and throat specialist. The collection totals 5 boxes and equals 4 cubic feet. Materials are in poor condition.

Cody, Claude C. III

Jack R. Hild, MD papers

  • MS 056
  • Collection
  • 1987

The Jack R. Hild, MD papers contains new clippings, newsletters, correspondence, articles and research related to the career of Jack Hild in pediatrics, specifically his work on polio. The collection consists of 1 box equaling 0.5 cubic feet. Materials are in good condition.

Hild, Jack R.

Russell A. Huggins, PhD papers

  • MS 057
  • Collection
  • 1987

The Russell A. Huggins, PhD papers contains bound reprinted research articles and loose reprints related to the research of Russell Huggins in the field of physiology. The collection consists of 1 box equaling 0.25 cubic feet. Materials are in fair condition.

Huggins, Russell A.

Donna R. Copeland, PhD papers

  • MS 058
  • Collection
  • 1979-1985

The Donna R. Copeland, PhD papers contains 7" reel audio tapes, audiocassettes, brochures, manuscripts, and conference information that document Dr. Copeland's career in pediatrics. Collection consists of 6 boxes equaling 3 cubic feet. Materials are in good condition.

Copeland, Donna R.

Samuel Dreizen, DDS, MD papers

  • MS 059
  • Collection
  • 1946-1992

The Samuel Dreizen, DDS, MD papers contains 35mm slides, glass slides, reprints, medical and dental school course notes, lecture notes, faculty workshop records, and models that document Dr. Dreizen's education, work, and colleagues in the field of dentistry. Collection includes records from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and UT Dental Branch. Photographs relate to research and clinical studies conducted at the Spies Clinic, Hillman Hospital in Birmingham AL, at Northwestern University Medical School Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, and at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston MD Anderson Cancer Center. Collection consists of 60 boxes totaling 34 cubic feet. Materials are in good condition.

Dreizen, Samuel

Barnet M. Levy, DDS papers

  • MS 060
  • Collection
  • 1970-1980s

The Barnet M. Levy, DDS papers contains progress reports, director’s reports, and other papers pertaining to Barnet M. Levy career and his research in the field of dentistry. The collection consists of 1 box equaling 0.5 cubic feet. Materials are in good condition.

Levy, Barnet M.

John Kelsey, MD papers

  • MS 061
  • Collection
  • 0000

The John Kelsey collection contains war stamps, annual reports, meeting minutes, Kelsey-Seybold department reports, reviews, and clinic retirement plan, clinic reorganization, proposed changes in partnership agreement, American college of physicians roster, Foreword, Scott and White Memorial Hospital dedication, report to the board of trustees and members of the American Group Practice Association, papers on small bowel cancer, Gastroenterology, medical problems of the elderly, reprints on benign tumors, vascular insufficiency, a study of the aortic valve in hypertension, chlorpromazine jaundice, arterialization of the liver: a new concept of hepatic circulation, small bowel neoplasms, acute diseases of the liver, Prevent-O-Gram, preventive dentistry meeting, Pr module material, curriculum ,memos, journals, articles, and other printed materials related to the work and research of John Kelsey. Restrictions: Contains some copyrighted material. Permission required. The collection consists of 15 boxes totaling 7.5 cubic feet and oversize materials placed in MD18, OV066, and 1.17 containing various paper materials. Subjects: Gastroenterology/Internal Medicine.

Kelsey, John

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).

Russell, Walter J.

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.

Lange, Robert D.

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.

Wigodsky, Herman

Howard B. Hamilton, MD papers

  • MS 066
  • Collection
  • 1945-1997

The Howard B. Hamilton, MD, papers, MS 066, includes material from 1945-1997 related to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF). Hamilton was the Chief of Clinical Laboratories for the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission from 1956 until its dissolution in 1975. He served in the same capacity for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, which succeeded the ABCC, until 1984. This collection encompasses this period of time in Dr. Hamilton's career, as well as his related scholarly work after his retirement from RERF. Dr. Hamilton donated his collection of letters, reprints, newspaper articles, photographs, memos, and ephemera to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center between 1985 and 2002. The collection is in good condition and consists of 3.75 cubic feet (8 boxes).

This collection contains eight series: I. Correspondence; II. Memorandum, Notes, Books; III. Conferences, Congresses, Manuscripts; IV. Reprints; V. Newspaper Articles; VI. Akio Awa Cartoons; VII. Additional Correspondence; VIII. Addendum Series. This collection contains many reprints of articles Hamilton wrote or co-wrote on topics including the structure and function of hemoglobin, biochemical genetics, and the long term after-effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. One highlight of the collection is a series of cartoons, Series VI, created by Hamilton's friend Dr. Akio Awa that gives a unique look into the daily goings-on of the ABCC and RERF. Another collection highlight is the photographs in the Addendum Series, Series VIII, which includes images of former United States Senator Ted Kennedy who visited RERF in the late 1970s. Photos also include group photos from many ABCC and RERF conferences and events.

This collection was donated to the Historical Research Center over a number of years, and the material was processed at different times by different people, which resulted in several different organizational schemes being used. During the most recent processing of the collection the arrangement of the material was left unchanged to maintain continuity and for the sake of scholarly citations that may have been made previously

Hamilton was born in Oak Park Illinois on December 4, 1918. He graduated from the University of Rochester in New York in 1941 and from Yale University School of Medicine in 1945. Hamilton served in the United States Navy from 1942-1945, during World War II. In the late 1940s and early 1950s Hamilton conducted research at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, the Long Island School of Medicine, the New York College of Surgeons, and the University of Tokyo in Japan.

In 1956 Hamilton moved to Hiroshima, Japan, where he lived for the next thirty years. After his move to Japan, Hamilton served as the Chief of Clinical Laboratories for the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) from 1956 until its dissolution in 1975. Hamilton worked in the same capacity for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), which succeeded the ABCC, until 1984. Between 1984 and 1986 Dr. Hamilton began transitioning into retirement; he continued to work as a consultant for the RERF during this time.

Hamilton was a consummate scholar and published extensively thoughout his career. Hamilton published papers on topics including endocrinology, steroid chemistry, enzyme kinetics, hemoglobinopathies, the structure and function of hemoglobin, genetic polymorphisms, biochemical genetics, the long term after-effects of exposure to ionizing radiation, and epidemiology of cardio-vascular disease.

Hamilton's hobbies included playing tennis and practicing the Japanese theatrical art of Noh, which features dramatic masks and carefully defined movements. After his retirement, Dr. Hamilton catalogued Noh and Kabuki works and published Noh plays. In some circles, Dr. Hamilton was known as much for his enthusiastic patronage and participation in Noh as he was for his work with the ABCC and RERF. (Source: Washington Post, May 9, 2007)

Hamilton died on May 9, 2007 at his home in Falls Church, Virginia. He was 88 years old.

The collection is in good to excellent condition depending on the age of the individual item and how carefully it was stored and preserved in the years before it entered the HRC's collection. Dr. Hamilton donated his large collection of letters, reprints, newspaper articles, photographs, memos, and ephemera to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center between about 1985 and 2002. The collection consists of 3.75 cubic feet (8 boxes) and is collection MS 066.

Hamilton, Howard B.

William J. Schull, PhD papers

  • MS 067
  • Collection
  • 1945-2014

MS 67 the William J. Schull papers contains correspondence, interoffice memorandums, presentations, scientific works, journal reprints, monograph drafts, report drafts, travel diaries, travel receipts and itineraries, travel ephemera, other printed material, news clips, exhlbit material, photographs, 35 mm slides, audios tapes, video tapes, film, maps and realia in eighty-six cubic feet of material documenting his the life and works. Over 60 percent of the collection documents his life and work at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) in Japan. Twenty five percent of the collection contains papers from his work for various governmental and non-governmental bodies about the effects of ionizing radiation. Another 8 cubic feet contains lbs from his personal life. Dr. Schull created travel diaries about the many international trips required for his work. The collection contains 62 typewritten travel diaries as well as many lbs of travel ephemera, mainly from Japan, collected by Dr. Schull. Dr. Schull wrote several books and the collection contains copies of the historical documents and photographs used in the creation of his books, notably "Song Among The Ruins," his memoir about his time at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. The major theme of this collection is epidemiological and genetic scientific innovation used to quantify the threat posed to the human race by ionizing radiation; to establish the probability of health outcomes to alleviate the fear of survivors, especially about the health of unborn generations; and to provide governments with facts about the consequences of the use of atomic weapons for war and nuclear energy for industrial purposes.

In addition to the records for ABCC and RERF (1945-2014), organizations with a large number of records in the collection include: ICRP, International Commission On Radiological Protection (1980-1995); ICRHER, International Consortium For Research On The Effects of Radiation (1990-2002); UNSCEAR, United Nations, Scientific Committee On The Effects Of Atomic Radiation (1987); WHO, United Nations World Health Organization, Health Effects of Chernobyl Accident (1990s); United States Department of Energy, Advisory Council On Nuclear Facility Safety (1990); United States Environmental Protection Agency, Science Advisory Board, Radiation Advisory Committee (1984-1990); and BRER, United States National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Board On Radiation Effects Research (1990s).

While the material is generally in good condition, some of the material suffered flood damage during tropical storm Allison in 2001. Although archivists discarded several lbs that could not be salvaged, they did preserve some material that may have value although flood damage is evident. With the damaged papers, some pages may be stuck together and handwritten notes may be faded beyond recognition. This damaged material is limited to four folders in two boxes, including box 40 folder 1; and box 42, folders 1, 2 and 3.

Dr. Schull collected and preserved all of the material in this collection in the course of his professional career and private life from 1945 to 2014. The collection consists of approximately 135 boxes including oversize and audiovisual. It consists of approximately 86 cubic feet of material.

Schull, William Jackson

Carl F. Tessmer, MD papers

  • MS 068
  • Collection
  • 1945-1995

Dr. Tessmer served as the first Director of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), NAS-NRC Field Agency, from 1948 to 1951. His archival collection relates to the origin and subsequent progress of the ABCC. The bulk of the material in his collection is administrative in nature. Included are semi-annual and annual reports, NAS and NRC committee reports, early negotiations, reports from the initial clinical surveys, published scientific reports and correspondence dating from 1947. Approximately, 300 photographs and 15 sets of negatives accompanied Dr. Tessmer's Collection. The photographs have since been moved, housed separately with the ABCC photograph collection, and have been cataloged. This collections is 7.125 linear feet (18 boxes).

Dr. Tessmer's Collection is essential for researchers studying the history of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and early radiation medicine. Also available is a taped interview with Dr. Tessmer conducted by Dr. Mary Winkler, which was recorded on December 6, 1985. The collection is open for research. Individuals interested in using the collection should contact the Director of the Historical Research Center or the Coordinator for the ABCC Collections.

The Carl F. Tessmer Collection contains publications from a number of government agencies, military branches and civilian organizations. They clearly illustrate the establishment and association with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Dr. Tessmer served as the first Director of the ABCC. The papers are predominately administrative and are organized under the issuing agency. The strengths of the collection are the early reports and correspondence dating from 1947 to the mid-1950s. The scientific publications come in the form of abstracts and reprints from the 1970s and 1980s.

Unique to this collection are several maps of Post-War Japan, cultural publications and artifacts. Most of these publications are no longer available in Japan. e.g. Dr. Tessmer donated two lapel pins. The first is a Rotary International pin presented to him at the time he became an honorary member of the Hiroshima Rotary. The second is the ABCC pin. Which was designed to follow the widespread Japanese custom of a lapel pin to show association with a company or institution, and to assist with identification. It is made, incidentally, by one of the traditional Japanese methods of fine metal work. Essentially it involves incising the metal surface and hammering small filaments of gold into the clefts. It incorporates the proper Aesculapian figure. Worthy of note is the fact somewhat later ABCC members were told that the Japanese reacted a little unfavorably to the serpent portion. The concept of the pin was readily accepted by the early Japanese staff. Its subsequent use is unknown.

As stated in the introduction, Dr. Tessmer's photographs have been rehoused and cataloged as single items and in sets. The bibliographic records and holdings are in a machine readable format. The findings aid for the photographs are the following: traditional card files and computerized bibliographic records in online catalogs. All of the photographs are black and white and most were taken by Mr. Einhorn, photographer for the U.S. Army Signal Corps. These photographs provide a wonderful visual record of the establishment and early activities of the ABCC.

The collection is arranged in sixteen series: I. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Field Agency Committee on Atomic Casualties Division of Medical Sciences National Research Council - Reports II. United States Atomic Energy Commission - NYO III. Office of the Air Surgeon - NP IV. Magazine and Newspaper Articles V. Reports Prepared for Director of Defense Nuclear Agency VI. Abstracts and Reprints VII. 406th Medical General Laboratory VIII. Office of the Chief Surgeon Far East Command IX. National Research Council X. Ministry of Health and Welfare. Japanese Government XI. ABCC Correspondence and Reports XII. Cultural and Historical Publications on Japan XIII. Maps XIIII. Communications XV. Artifacts XVI. National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council XVII. ABCC Publications

The individual series are arranged under the alpha-numeric code given by the issuing agency, chronologically and alphabetically where applicable. Segments of the collection arrived with an established order. Where possible, the initial organization was retained. Dr. Tessmer wisely saved notes, draft copies, annotated versions and final printings of significant reports. This provides researchers a unique opportunity to explore the various stages for issued reports. His collection did not contain many duplicates or photocopies. All metal hinges, staples, and paper clips were removed. Archival bond was interleaved to keep related documents and attachments together. Where required, documents on acidic paper were photocopied onto archival bond paper and the originals discarded. Some fragile documents were placed in L-velopes to maintain their integrity and to help contain possible contaminants.

The collection includes correspondence with individuals, military officials, government departments and agencies from the United States and Japan, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Field Agency Committee on Atomic Casualties Division of Medical Sciences National Research Council, Office of the Air Surgeon, National Research Council, United States Atomic Energy Commission, National Academy of Science, Director of Defense Nuclear Agency, 406th Medical General Laboratory, Ministry of Health and Welfare Japanese Government, semi-annual reports, annual reports, quarterly reports, surveys, studies, discussions, magazine and newspaper articles, abstracts and reprints, memoranda, correspondence, interim reports, appendices, standing operating procedures, agency and department publications, travel publications, postcards, maps, telegraphs, programs, score and lyrics, artifacts, conference reports and photographs. There are some documents written in Japanese and a few in both English and Japanese. This is specifically noted in the inventory.

Abbreviations used include: ABCC - Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Assoc - Association COM - Committee NAS - National Academy of Sciences NRC - National Research Council SCAP - Supreme Commander for the Allied Forces Sp - Special

Abbreviations for journal titles include: ACTA HAEMATOL. JPN. - Acta Haematology Japan Acta Obst et Gynaec Jap - Acta Obstetricia et Gynaecologica Japan Amer J Epidem - American Journal of Epidemiology Amer J Public Health - American Journal of Public Health Hum.Genet. - Human Genetics JADA - The Journal of the American Dental Association J Chron Dis. - Journal of Chronic Diseases J NATL CANCER INST. or JNCI - Journal of the National Cancer Institute J RADIAT. RES. - Journal of Radiation Research

Series Description

I. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Field Agency Committee on Atomic Casualties Division of Medical Sciences National Research Council - Reports, 3 Boxes These reports are arranged chronologically. Most of the semi-annual reports were issued in two parts - part 1 is research and part 2 is administration. They date from 1 July 1951 through 31 December 1953. Other annual reports, summaries and quarterly reports that make-up this series date from 1950 and 1951. The semi-annual report in folder is accompanied by a handwritten note to C. Tessmer. The cover of the semi-annual report in folder 11 is labelled "corrected" and is accompanied by a typed memorandum from Dr. Frank H. Connell.

II. United States Atomic Energy Commission - NYO, 2 Boxes The publications in this series are files by NYO number. Recorded is the complete title, author and date. In some instance the TIS Issuance Date is given. NYO-4469 in folder 15 is stamped "Unclassified", initialled and dated 2/21/57. Printed are round table discussions by the survivors, bibliographies, medical examinations and follow-up studies. Included are three growth and development program studies by Earle L. Reynolds.

III. Office of the Air Surgeon, 2 Boxes There are five volumes of reports in this series dated April 19, 1951. They are filed by NP number. Entitled : Medical Effects of Atomic Bomb. The Report of the Joint Commission on the Effects of the Atomic Bomb in Japan. Army Institute of Pathology.

IV. Magazine and Newspaper Articles, 1 Box The three articles filed in this series illustrates the continued interest in the atomic bomb survivors by the general population. The publications are : Life magazine, Empire: the magazine of the Denver Post and The Pittsburgh Press.

V. Reports Prepared for Director of Defense Nuclear Agency, 1 Box These reports are filed alphabetically. They all date from the early 1980s. Of the seven reports field in this series the first four are technical reports and the last three are final reports. Military focus.

VI. Abstracts and Reprints, 1 Box This single box contains 37 separate articles. They are filed alphabetically by title. All date from the late 1970s and the 1980s. The primary topic is the health of the a-bomb survivors and their offspring.

VII. 406th Medical General Laboratory, 1 Box Two public health reports are filed here. One is on the black flies of Japan and Korea.

VIII. Office of the Chief Surgeon Far East Command, 1 Box A published report from the office on parasitic mites is filed here.

IX. National Research Council, 1 Box Memorandum to the Committee on Atomic Casualties are filed here. This committee helped lay the groundwork for the foundation of the ABCC. It was created in 1947.

X. Ministry of Health and Welfare. Japanese Government. 1 Box The Japanese National Institute of Health of Minstry of Health and Welfare formally joined the studies of the ABCC in 1948. A single administrative public health report is filed here.

XI. ABCC Correspondence and Reports, 2 Boxes This is one of the most outstanding series of this collection. Filed here are correspondence and interim reports leading to the establishment of the ABCC - primarily to and from the General Headquarters Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Public Health and Welfare Section. Discussed is the need for the ABCC, the funding, and continued support. There are letters from Dr. H. Grant Taylor to Dr. Tessmer. Dr. Taylor succeeded Dr. Tessmer as the Director of ABCC. Included are annotated copies of reports issued by Dr. Tessmer as ABCC Director. The first clinical studies by ABCC scientists are filed here. Some are preliminary reports, status surveys - marked not for publications and studies that include letters from the authors and sets of photographs. This is indicated on the inventory. The photographs were sleeved, labelled and left with pertinent correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, or reports.

XII. Cultural and Historical Publications on Japan, 1 Box This series is unique to the collection. Dr. Tessmer has collected tourist information printed in Occupied Japan. Included are guides, postcards, maps, published photographs, booklets. The cities of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Tokyo and Nikko Shrine are represented.

XIII . Maps, 1 Box Some of the maps were issued by the United States Air Force and others by the Japanese Travel Bureau. All are folded and some have legends in both English and Japanese. This has been noted in the inventory.

XIV. Communications, 1 Box In this series are filed Japanese Telegraphs and materials from the Hiroshima Rotary Club. The Hiroshima Rotary Club conducted a program on September 27, 1949.

XV. Artifacts, 1 Box An ABCC lapel pin and part of a Rotary International lapel pin are boxed in this series. A description of the pins can be found in the second paragraph of the Organization section of this guide.

XVI. National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council, 1 Box, The reports, memoranda, and meeting programs in this series are from the 1950s. Accompanying some of the reports are handwritten notes. The reports are scientific, admistrative and procedural. The provisional analysis of the Tumor Registry Data, committee reports from visits to the ABCC, the Unified Study Program can be found here.

Important subjects: Army Institute of Pathology, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Field Agency Committee on Atomic Casualties Division of Medical Sciences National Research Council, artifacts, atomic calculations, atomic medicine, congenital and hereditary abnormalities, consanguinity, culture, cytogenetics, Defense Nuclear Agency, 406th Medical General Laboratory, genetics, hematology, Hiroshima, Japan, Japanese Institute of Health. Ministry of Health and Welfare, Nagasaki, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Office of the Air Surgeon, Office of the Chief Surgeon Far East Command, radiation, Rotary International, SCAP, serology, Tokyo, United States Atomic Energy Commission vital statistics.

Among the authors and correspondents are : H. Grant Taylor, William J. Schull, Paul G. Filmore, Seymour Jablon, Felix E. Moore, R. Keith Cannan, John C. Bugher, James V. Neel, Lowell A. Woodbury, Robert M. Hupsel, Morihiro Ishida, Robert W. Miller, Robert F. Poole , Jr., Neal Tsukifuji, Werner Wells, Wm. Walter Greulich, John J. Lentz Jr., Melvin A. Block, Raisuke Shirabe, T. Fujii, K. Tsuchitori, M. Oishi, Herman E. Pease, Merril Eisenbud, John S. Lawerence, Philip S. Owen, Daniel Noce, Lewis H. Weed, Wataru W. Sutow, Michinori Hamada, Sadahisa Kawamoto, Earle L. Reynolds.

Tessmer, Carl F.

Harold S. Skjonsby, DDS papers

  • MS 069
  • Collection
  • 1967-1987

The Harold S. Skjonsby, DDS, papers (MS069) is 2 cubic feet,consists of 5 boxes, and is in good condition. The collection contains memos, instructional materials, curriculum, and reports that document Harold S. Skjonsby’s time as faculty the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston.

Skjonsby, Harold S.

R. Lee Clark, MD papers

  • MS 070
  • Collection
  • 1929-1985

Lee Clark’s personal papers, Series I, contain financial documents, family correspondence from relatives throughout Texas, lists of purchases including various cars, information on houses and repairs, ideas for his ranch and considerations about other land purchases.

Lee Clark received his M.D. from the Medical School of Virginia. He served as Chief Resident at the American Hospital in Paris, France and was a Fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Before coming to M.D. Anderson, Dr. Clark was Director of Surgical Research within the United States Air Force at Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas. Drafts of Clark’s Surgical History of the Army Air Forces are located in Series II.

Dr. R. Lee Clark collected papers from many sources, envisioning the historical importance, not only of his personal papers, but of items related to University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Texas Medical Center, various University of Texas medical schools, and many national and international cancer organizations. A series of historical papers, in addition to folders labeled “Inactive”, “to 1956”, or “to 1959”, provide witness to the early growth of M.D. Anderson Hospital and Houston’s medical community. Dr. Clark also kept the minutes of many meetings of the University of Texas Board of Regents, as he was dependent on funding from the state to furnish resources necessary for M.D. Anderson Hospital. Newspaper clippings document Clark’s leadership at M.D. Anderson and the growth of cancer treatment and care, both within the state of Texas and throughout the world. He was Directing Medical Editor of the Medical Arts Publishing Foundation that published The Heart Bulletin, The Cancer Bulletin, The Psychiatric Bulletin, and Medical Record and Annals, as well as co-editor of The Book of Health and The Year Book of Cancer.

Dr. Clark held positions of authority in a number of national and international organizations. Correspondence and meeting minutes show that he was a dynamic force in the formation of several branches of the Union International Contre le Cancer, notably the Committee for International Collaborative Activities and the Association of American Cancer Institutes. UICC was a world-wide effort to more successfully track and treat the causes of cancer. The American Cancer Society also benefited from Clark’s vision and energy, as did the Cancer Committee of the American College of Surgeons. Meeting minutes from several committees document activities within those organizations. He served on the boards of directors of the Damon Runyon/Walter Winchell and Hogg Foundations. After retirement from M.D. Anderson, he served as a consultant for Robert Douglass Associates, assisting with site visits and forward planning for cancer hospitals.

Photographs of M.D. Anderson Hospital buildings, colleagues, and many organizational meetings are held in Series XIII, as well as in other parts of the collection.

Memorabilia and realia, as well as a series on professional travel, attest to the scope of Dr. Clark’s career.

Clark, Randolph Lee, 1906-1994

Frederick C. Elliott, DDS papers

  • MS 071
  • Collection
  • 1896-1987

The Dr. Frederick C. Elliott Papers document Dr. Elliot's leadership roles in the University of Texas Dental Branch and Texas Medical Center, as well as other aspects of his career and personal life. It includes his manuscript on the History of the Texas Medical Center, along with recorded interviews and transcripts.

The collection documents Dr. Elliott's career through committee and administrative reports, correspondence, legal papers, and legislative material. Also included are scrapbooks, personal memos, manuscripts, photographs, and audio tapes. There are copies of a number of Dr. Elliot's speeches, as well as materials relating to honors he received.

Elliott, Frederick C.

Jack H. Levine, DDS papers

  • MS 072
  • Collection

Jack H. Levine, DDS papers contains annual faculty workshop, teaching handbooks, video tape catalog, pictorial directory, and student guides. Jack H. Levine was born in 1923 in Waco, Texas. He practiced dentistry for thirty-five years and taught at U.T. Dental School for fifteen years. Collection consists of two boxes equaling 1 cubic foot of various printed material.

Subjects: Dentistry, University of Texas Dental Branch.

Levine, Jack H.

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).

Moloney, William Curry

Eugen Kahn, MD papers

  • MS 074
  • Collection
  • 1887-1973

The files contain curriclum vita and lists compiled by Dr. Kahn of his published and unpublished writings. Correspondence contains letters between Dr. Alex D. Pokorny, Mrs. Kahn and others following Dr. Kahn's death. Photographs of Dr. Kahn with other professors in 1960 and ca. 1930 (with some identification) are included.

Copies, most original reprints from the journals, of all published articles and copies of all unpublished writings, which were frequently given as lectures, are in the collection. Some of the published articles are in German. An unpublished manuscript for a longer work, The Eternal Psychopath, is included.

The files also contain copies of reports to the Dean at Yale, annual reports (Baylor 1957-58, 1959-60), correspondence with Dr. H. Schipperges, reprints of Dr. Kraepelin's writings, and reviews of Dr. Kahn's writing and miscellaneous writings by others.

Kahn, Eugen

Sam Nixon, MD papers

  • MS 075
  • Collection
  • circa 1977-2003

Sam Nixon, MD papers consists of about 396 boxes and contains correspondence, financial documents, and printed materials that document the life and career of Dr. Sam Nixon. Nixon was Director of University of Texas Health Science Center and president of the Texas Medical Association. Collection consists of 502 boxes equaling 303 cubic feet. Subjects: Family Practice.

Nixon, Sam

Philip S. Hench, MD papers

  • MS 076
  • Collection
  • 1896-1965

The Philip S. Hench, MD, papers (MS 076) is 100 cubic feet of papers, correspondence, reprints, research documents, newspaper articles, photographs, glass slides, sheet music, and audiovisual materials. The collection contains Dr. Hench's personal and professional documents from his childhood, 1896, to his death, 1965. These papers provide information about his family and life, including his service in World War II, his contributions to medical research in rheumatic diseases, his Nobel Award and other awards. Dr. Hench, a co-developer of cortisone as a anti-inflammatory treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, was a joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1950.

Most of the material is in English; however, some correspondence, reprints, and news articles are in Spanish, French, Italian, Norwegian or German. Much of the documentation connected to the Nobel Prize is in Norwegian. The collection consists 192 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 2 boxes of phonographic discs, a 16mm film, and a large-format poster stored in the map cases. The materials are in good condition. Many of the phonographic discs have been digitized.

Hench, Philip Showalter

Griff Ross, MD papers

  • MS 077
  • Collection
  • 1984

The Griff Ross, MD papers contains two bound volumes of the 1984 oral interview transcript with Dr. Ross. The first volume contains Dr. Ross's interview; the second contains interviews with four of his colleagues. In the interview, Dr. Ross discusses both his personal and professional life.The collection consists on one box equaling 0.25 cubic feet. Materials are in good condition.

Ross, Griff T.

Raymond Gregory, MD, PhD papers

  • MS 078
  • Collection
  • 1985

The Raymond Gregory, MD, PhD papers contains 7 cassette tapes of a 1985 interview with Dr. Gregory, as well as a transcript of the tapes. Content includes discussion of his childhood and professional life.

Gregory, Raymond

Mylie E. Durham, Jr., MD papers

  • MS 079
  • Collection
  • 1985

MS 079 the Mylie E. Durham Jr., MD papers consists primarily of an oral interview conducted circa 1985 in the form of a printed transcript and six (6) cassette tapes. Dr. Durham Jr. was a native Houstonian. He was a member of the Harris Country Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. The collection consists of 0.25 cubic feet (1 box).

Durham, Mylie E. Jr.

Daniel J. McCarty, MD papers

  • MS 080
  • Collection
  • 1960-1980

MS 080 the papers of Daniel J. McCarty include reprints, ephemera and papers related to the Arthritis Foundation, including committees, board material, and other subjects. The collection also includes similar materials from the American Rheumatism Association. Dr. McCarty was born October 31, 1928. He was a rheumatologist who taught in several academic institutions, including Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia, the University of Chicago medical school, and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, among others. The collection is in good condition and consists of 4 cubic feet ( 9 boxes).

Subjects: Rheumatology

McCarty, Daniel J.

Elvin L. Shelton, Jr., MD papers

  • MS 082
  • Collection
  • 1939-1990

The Elwin L. Shelton papers contains issues of Medical Director’s Notebook, biographical data, treasured letters, photos, accreditations, presentations and publications, published and unpublished papers, choice editorials, Texas Surgical Society, Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons, articles of interest, philosophy, hypnosis, intestinal by-pass, GI, breast, and peritoneal dialysis research, and other papers related to the work and research of Dr. Shelton.

Subjects: Surgery.

Shelton, Elvin L.

Harold Pruessner, MD papers

  • MS 083
  • Collection
  • 1966-1992

The Harold Pruessner, MD papers contains resident information, third year clerkship clinical teaching handbook, The Scope, family practice, Alumni Magazine, Hermann Hospital archives oral history project, Caring Magazine, teaching material, table of contents to the by-laws, photos, OB-GYN paper reviews, patient education, article drafts, electronic medical record, personal correspondence, articles, family evaluation, medical school articles, AAFP ophthalmology home assessment, preceptorship training for family practice, background data new medical school in Houston, letters of application, acceptance, and resignation, UT undergraduate curriculum, mission of family practice, medical economics and letters, various books, and other material related to the work of Dr. Pruessner.

Subjects: Family Practice.

Pruessner, Harold

Francis Catlin, MD papers

  • MS 084
  • Collection
  • 1942-1996

The Francis Catlin, MD papers contains photographs, pamphlets, magazines, university and government publications, notes from his medical research and experiments, and letters to colleagues documenting the research and the professional life of Francis Catlin, MD.

Francis Catlin was born on December 6, 1925 in Hartford, Connecticut. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1948 from Johns Hopkins University, where he also served two residencies in otolaryngology and. Dr. Catlin served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps from 1950-1952 at the rank of Captain and was the Assistant Chief of E.N.T. Service, U.S. Air Force, 1100th Medical Group, Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. Dr. Catlin taught and conducted research as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins from 1955-1972. There, he was a part of the Department of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Hygiene’s Environmental Medicine Department, and the Public Administration. In 1972 Dr. Catlin and his family moved to Houston, Texas, where he accepted the appointments: as Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology; as Chief-of-Service in the department of Otolaryngology at St. Luke’s Episcopal the and Texas Children’s Hospitals; and as the Director of the Speech, Language, and Learning Disorders at the Texas Children’s Hospital. Print finding aid by Margaret Irwin, 1992/1996.

Subjects: Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Catlin, Francis

Donald J. Fernbach, MD papers

  • MS 085
  • Collection
  • 1948-1992

The Donald J. Fernbach (1925-2013) collection contains Southwest Oncology Group meeting minutes, Pediatric Oncology meeting minutes and agendas, TMC smoke-free materials, general correspondence, Texas Children’s Hospital by-laws committee, Junior League outpatient department, Texas Children’s Hospital correspondence, Ronald McDonald House by-laws and correspondence, Clinical Pediatric Oncology 4th edition, contracts, acute leukemia studies, various medical papers, CPO 3rd edition, Seminar magazine, TMA honor certificate, medical student days, hematology/oncology services, donations, Baylor Cancer Center grant, Sickle Cell advisory committee, presentations, medical education, chemotherapy correspondence, continuing education, reprints, Texas Children’s Hospital committees, and other various material related to the work and research of Donald J. Fernbach.

Subjects: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Fernbach, Donald J.

Paul R. Harrington, MD papers

  • MS 086
  • Collection
  • 1962-1980

The Paul R. Harrington, MD papers contains reprints and tear sheets, and journal articles. Dr. Paul Harrington (September 27, 1911- November 29, 1980) was an orthopedic surgeon and former chief of surgical services at TIRR. He died Nov. 29, 1980.He was interested in polio and scoliosis. He developed a surgical procedure for the correction of curvature of the spine.

Subjects: Orthopedics.

Harrington, Paul R.

Connie Brady Nursing School Papers

  • MS 087
  • Collection
  • 1960-1964

Connie Brady was a nursing student at the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, in 1960-1964. This collection includes a 1964 diary Brown wrote for a nursing course, school-related correspondence and papers, school publications, and nursing publications. The material is in good condition and is about 0.25 cubic feet (1 box). 1960-1964.

Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital, which grew to Shannon Medical Center and to its current incarnation as Shannon Health System, opened in 1932, according to the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital Shannon Memorial School of Nursing Bulletin 1961-1962. West Texas ranchers J. M. and Margaret Shannon provided the funding to create a foundation that in 1931 established the hospital to serve San Angelo and Tom Green County.

The hospital and clinic has 19 locations, 17 of them in San Angelo, and includes three hospitals in San Angelo. It also has clinics in Del Rio and Ozona. Its nursing school is no longer in operation, but the foundation offers nursing scholarships through Angelo State University.

Brady, Connie

John L. Decker, MD papers

  • MS 088
  • Collection
  • 1936-1992

The John L. Decker, MD papers contains experiments, experiment data, experimental findings, X-rays, rheumatoid studies, genetic studies, types manuscripts and letters, correspondence with colleagues in the fields of Rheumatology, developed treatments, patient profiles, institutional publications, and Decker’s own published works and findings.

Subjects: Rheumatology, Genetics

Decker, John L.

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.

Neel, James V. (James Van Gundia)

Ivan F. Duff, MD papers

  • MS 090
  • Collection
  • 1967-1993

The Ivan Frances Duff, MD, papers, MS 90, consists of Dr. Duff's work in the field of rheumatology and his professional work in China and in Japan. The collection covers the years 1966-1993.

Dr. Ivan Frances Duff was born July 20, 1915 in Pendleton, Oregon. He died in October 1994. He graduated from the Univ. of Oregon and the Univ. of Michigan Medical School, where he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine. In 1946 he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, as an instructor, becoming a Professor in 1960. Dr. Duff founded the Turner Geriatric Clinic a the University of Michigan Medical Center. His major interest was in the field of rheumatic diseases.

Dr. Duff was a member of U.S. Naval Reserve and served on active duty a commander in the Submarine Medical Service in the Pacific theater from 1942 to 1946. After the war, the returned to the University of Michigan where he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Duff's interest in epidemiology led to studies with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) beginning in 1964. He was a researcher with the ABCC from 1967-1975 and then with the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) from 1975-1986. He studied the incidence and prevelance of rheumatoid arthritis and gout in Hiroshima and Nagasak patients.

In 1980, Dr. Duff was a member of an American Physician Exchange Group of twelve doctors visiting the People's Republic of China at the invitation of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. This initial visit led to a long relationship between Dr. Duff and the Chinese medical community. From 1981 to 1991, he was a research consultant at Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Beijing, People's Republic of China, where he collaborated in epidemiologic studies of rheumatic diseases.

Dr. Duff was a leader in the field of rheumatology. He was the recipient of many awards and honors and served on many national panels. For a complete list of his accomplishments, please see Dr. Duff's vitae and obituary in this collection.

Dr. Duff died at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Oct. 27, 1994 at the age of 79.

The materials are in good shape. However, some items were damaged and separated as a result of the 2001 flooding by Tropical Storm Allison, which devestated the Texas Medical Center and the archive of the HAM-TMC Library where this collection was stored. In the fall of 2013, an archivist discovered the missing folders in another collection where they had been stashed during the recovery process. The archivist reintegrated the newly discovered Duff files into MS 90. Old finding aids have been preserved to provide some scholars reference to the missing material. Where ever appropriate, Chinese or Japanese names are written with the surname first followed by the personal name. Some of the materials in this collection show water damage. Most of the damaged papers are in the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers in series III. The processing archivist made photo copies if the paper was badly degraded or flaking to pieces. Most of the materials are in good shape. The collection consists of 3.75 cubic feet (6 boxes).

Ivan F. Duff, MD

Darrell Crain, MD papers

  • MS 091
  • Collection
  • 1960

The Darrell Crain papers contains 5 copies of Slide Atlas of Rheumatology, a caricature of Philip Hench 1960, platform crutch support, homecare programs in arthritis, self-help aids for physical therapy, convalescent aids, horizontal brain, atlas of human intracranial anatomy, medical group news, annual scientific assembly, inflammatory process in arthritis, interphalangeal osteoarthritis, journal of the national Medical Association, osteoarthritis, mineral water, steroid drawings nucleus cortisone, drawings for Dr. Crain’s book “The Arthritis Handbook”, history of arthritis, extracts from the files of the Virginia Gazette, government arthritis philanthropy, lecture notes, talks, reprints, The Arthritis Foundation clinical teaching collection, intravenous typhoid vaccine routine, bulletin on the rheumatic diseases, syllabus to set of lantern slides illustrating pathology of rheumatic diseases, GOUT, syllabus to clinical slide collection on the rheumatic diseases, correspondence, and other materials related to the work and research of Dr. Crain on rheumatology. Collection consists of 5 boxes totaling 4.5 cubic feet of slides, reprints, correspondence, and other various material.

Subjects: Rheumatology.

Crain, Darrell

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.

Putnam, Frank W.

Marvin A. Kastenbaum, Ph.D., papers.

  • MS 093
  • Collection
  • 1950-1997

The Marvin A. Kastenbaum, PhD, papers, MS 93, 1950-1997, contains materials related to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), including audio-visual materials, photographs, artifacts, personal cards, clippings, and statistical analyses compilied by the ABCC. Kastenbaum worked for 17 months as a statistician with the ABCC.

Kastenbaum's first contribution to the archive in March 1994 was a set of photographs of ABCC employees. Later, he made additional donations of artifacts, audio-visual materials and more photographs.

Kastenbaum was born in New York City on January 16, 1926. During World War II, he served with the the 124th Cavalry Regiment and later in the 613th Field Artillery Battalion. Kastenbaum was stationed in Burma, and the units he was stationed with participated in the reopening the Burma Road, a vital supply route from Burma to China.

After the war, Kastenbaum returned to his studies and graduated from the City College of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1948. He received his Master's degree in statistics from North Carolina State College in 1950 and his PhD from the same institution in 1956.

In January 1953, during a hiatus from his studies, Kastenbaum took a post as statistician in the Biostatistics Department of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Hiroshima, Japan. While with ABCC he had occasion to review much of the medical data which had been collected by the commission between 1947 and 1954. He and Dr. William C. Moloney wrote a study of A-bomb radiation on humans. Upon completion of the final report, Marvin A. Kastenbaum decided he would make a career of medical statistics. In September of 1954 he returned to Chapel Hill to complete the requirements for his doctorate in statistics at the University of North Carolina. While there Marvin A. Kastenbaum worked as a statistician for the University's Department of Public Health.

During his 17-month affiliation with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Kastenbaum recorded some of his experiences on film. He donated three reels of 8 mm film to the archive in 1995. This film is a unique visual history. He filmed ABCC events in Japan, highlights from festivals, and scenes of daily life. Approximately one-third of the footage is devoted to ABCC personnel, activities and sites. The latter part of the film includes scenes of Hong Kong, Bangkok, India, Pakistan, Israel and Greece that Dr. Kastenbaum filmed after leaving Tokyo, Japan in May 1954. The collection is 1.75 cubic feet (3 boxes).

Dr. Kastenbaum's photographs have been rehoused and cataloged as single items and in sets. The bibliographic records and holdings are in machine readable format and can be found in the online catalog of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. The finding aids for the photographs are as follows: traditional card files and computerized bibliographic records in the online catalogs. All the photographs are black and white in a variety of sizes.

Some of the material in this collection appears to have been water damaged. This is especially apparent in box 2. Extra care should be taken when handling these materials. Notify an archivist if any of the material appears to be disintegrating.

This collection is 1.75 cubic feet (3 boxes.)

Kastenbaum, Marvin A., Ph.D.

Lysle H. Peterson, MD papers

  • MS 094
  • Collection
  • 1967-1974

The Lysle Peterson papers contains U.S Airforce scientific Advisory Board information and reports, Scientific Board of the International Cardiology Society, Titres et Travaux Scientifiques de J. Baillet, commentary, Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, liaison committee on medical education, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine planning committee, investment information, resident evaluations, various correspondence, transparencies, newspaper clippings, manuscript drafts and notes, various symposium booklets, miscellaneous meetings, various articles, diagrams, reprints, photos, air force documents, U.S naval report, health mark documents and information, herbicide orange, grants, gifts, donations, space science board, abstracts, and other prints and papers related to the work and research of Dr. Peterson. Collection consists of 17 boxes totaling 9.5 cubic feet of various prints and photos.

Subjects: Cardiology.

Peterson, Lysle H.

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).

Anderson, Raymond C.

Ernst Knobil, PhD papers

  • MS 096
  • Collection
  • 1942-2000

The notebooks from Dr. Knobil's research laboratories comprise the largest series (X). General Files, Series IV, contains material including correspondence, lectures and speeches from the early 1980s to 2000. It was retained in the alphabetical order it was received. Material in Series II was labeled Harvard and deals primarily with Dr. Knobil's tenure at Harvard University in the 1950s. Material about his Deanship of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston can be found in Series III and IV.

Knobil, Ernst

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.

Folley, Jarrett H.

John T. Armstrong, MD papers

  • MS 098
  • Collection
  • 1914-1987

The John T. Armstrong, MD papers contains professional correspondence, personal correspondence, family papers, institutional documents, institutional publications, research, medical data, memos, minutes, newspaper clippings, legal documents, insurance documentation, and professional diaries that document the career and life of Dr. John T. Armstrong. The collection consists of 12 boxes equaling 6 cubic feet.

Dr. Armstrong is mainly associated with his involvement with Houston Herman Hospital, The Houston Academy of Medicine, the Texas Medical Center, the Texas Medical Center Library, and has been published in the Southern Medical Journal, Journal of the Southern Medical Association. John T. Armstrong served on various committees at the Houston Academy of Medicine, where he served such appointments as president. Dr. Armstrong was heavily involved in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. His records include: his professional correspondence; his medical publications; family papers; professional diaries and ledgers; and his affiliated medical organizations’ publications.

Subjects: Gynecology.

Armstrong, John T.

William Spencer, MD papers

  • MS 099
  • Collection
  • 1954-2009

The William Spencer, MD papers contains correspondence, financial records, grant records, building schematics, tour schedules, newspaper clippings, telegrams, financial records, academic publications, government testimony, congressional records, research, lectures, and legal records documenting the life of Dr. William Spencer.

William Spencer born on February 16, 1922 in Oklahoma City. He went to John Hopkins University for medical school and was first in his graduating class. Beginning in 1951 Dr. Spencer would lead staff at Baylor College of Medicine to address the polio epidemic. Consequently, ground-breaking research was conducted paving the way for the facility to become one of the most prominent rehabilitation facilities in the country. He would become founder of The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research, or TIRR, and the facility opened its doors on May 30, 1959. Today the hospital is officially part of the Memorial Hermann hospital system. Throughout his life Dr. Spencer would treat patients and conduct research regarding traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries, many of his patients being children or youth. Dr. Spencer in his twenty-eight years serving as TIRR’s president became known as the “Father of Modern Rehabilitation” as hospitals around the globe modeled their rehabilitation programs after TIRR (Wendler, 2009, p.16). The TIRR was a facility ahead of its time under Dr.Spencer’s leadership. After the development of personal computers, Dr.Spencer petitioned IBM to link the computers (now known as networking) at TIRR and Baylor College of Medicine.

In his nonmedical life, Dr. Spencer would tinker with a number of inventions or other projects. These engineering projects would lead him to develop the physiography, which ended up being an early version of its predecessor the EKG. Dr. Spencer was married twice, his first wife being Helen Spencer and his second wife being Jean Spencer, who had passed away before him in 2005.

Subjects: Pediatrics. The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.

Spencer, William

Gilbert Beebe, PhD papers

  • MS 100
  • Collection
  • 1957-2001

The Gilbert Beebe, PhD papers contains materials related to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF).

Subjects: ABCC, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Radiation Effects Research Foundation.

Beebe, Gilbert

Robert W. Miller, MD papers

  • MS 101
  • Collection
  • 1921-2006

The Robert W. Miller, MD, papers, MS 101, includes materials from 1953 through 1998 related to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF). Miller was the chief pediatric physician on the team that conducted the research and observations in Hiroshima. This collection encompasses this period of time in Dr. Miller's career, as well as scholarly work relating to the results of the ABCC's research. Dr. Miller donated his collection of personal and business correspondence, journal articles, book reviews, business reports, newspaper articles, pamphlets, and a book to the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center between 1994 and 1998. The materials are in good condition. The collection is 0.5 cubic feet (one box).

This collection contains four series: I. Biographical; II. Correspondence; III. Publications; and IV. Ephemera. This collection contains many journal articles that analyze the results of the research collected by the ABCC. One of the highlights of this collection is the personal letters written by Dr. Miller to his family during his time in Hiroshima, which gives a glimpse into the day to day life of the time.

Miller, Robert W.

Robert Hickey, MD papers

  • MS 102
  • Collection
  • 1909-1992

The Robert Hickey, MD papers contains various papers and reprints relating to Dr. Robert Hickey and his research on railroad medicine.

Subjects: Oncology. University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Hickey, Robert

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