Jarrett H. Folley, MD papers

Identity elements

Reference code

MS 097

Level of description

Collection

Title

Jarrett H. Folley, MD papers

Date(s)

  • 1950-1952 (Creation)

Extent

0.5 cubic foot (1 box).

Name of creator

(1913-1991)

Biographical history

Dr. Jarrett H. Folley served as 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. The Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission was authorized by directive of the President of the United States in 1946. During the same year it was established under the auspices of the National Research Council with the support of the Atomic Energy Commission for the purpose of studying long-term medical effects of the atomic bombs exploded in Japan in 1945. 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.

Folley was born August 25, 1913, in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His medical training included Mary Hitchock Memorial Hospital, New Haven Hospital, and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jarrett H. Folley's major interest was in the field of internal medicine. Jarrett H. Folley, M.D. served as the President of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, Hanover, New Hampshire from 1964 to 1974. He died in May 8, 1991 in Windsor, Connecticut.

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Scope and content

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.

System of arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series.

Series I. Reports
Series II. Reprints
Series III.Presentations

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

The collection is open for research.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply.

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Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Dr. Folley's papers were donated by his daughters Penny Folley Miller and Gillian Folley White to the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library in 1997 as part of an initiative to collect the personal papers of individuals who had participated in the work of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.

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Accruals

No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

Related materials include the assorted Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) collections located at the McGovern Historical Research Center. Consult an archivist for more information.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: The Guide to the Jarrett H. Folley papers, MS 97; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Alternative identifier(s)

TARO

00010

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Rules or conventions

Finding aid based on DACS ( Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

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Archivist's note

The finding aid for this collection was rewritten and updated in January 2011 to more accurately reflect the actual order and contents of the collection.

Archivist's note

Finding aid prepared by Margaret A. Irwin in May 1998 and revised by Marina Huguley in January 2011.

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