Gilbert Beebe, PhD papers

Identity elements

Reference code

MS 100

Level of description

Collection

Title

Gilbert Beebe, PhD papers

Date(s)

  • 1957-2001 (Creation)

Extent

5.5 cubic feet (11 boxes)

Name of creator

(1912-2003)

Biographical history

Gilbert Wheeler Beebe was born April 3. 1912 in Mahwah, New Jersey. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1933 and completed a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1942.
Beebe was a captain in the US Army and served in the Office of the Surgeon General during World War II. After the war, he worked with Michael DeBakey to set up the Medical Follow-Up Agency at the National Academy of Sciences. He also worked with Seymour Jablon, also through the MFUA, to reorganize the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Japan. Beebe remained director of the MFUA until he retired in 1977. Beebe joined the National Cancer Institute in 1977 and led studies on thyroid cancer and leukemia risk among radiation-exposed Belarusians and Ukrainians after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. He retired from NCI in 2002 but remained a Scientist Emeritus. Beebe died on March 3, 2003, in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Mahwah Cemetery.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

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.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Restriction may apply.

Physical access

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Conditions governing reproduction

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Languages of the material

  • English
  • Japanese

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Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

George Beebe, PhD

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Notes element

Specialized notes

  • Citation: Gilbert Beebe, PhD papers; MS 100; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

Alternative identifier(s)

TARO

00218

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Archivist's note

Inventory prepared by Alethea Drexler, 2017.

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