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William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers
- 1945-1992 (Creation)
1 cubic foot. (2 boxes, 1 map drawer)
Name of creator
William "Bill" H. Ellett is a physicist. He graduated from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in physics. He earned a masters of science in physics at New York University and a doctorate in radiation physics at Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the University of London. From 1984 to 1992, he served as a consultant for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation at Hiroshima. From 1985 to 1991, he was a a senior program officer on the Board on Radiation Effects Research, Commission on Life Sciences with the National Academy of Sciences.
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Scope and content
The William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers includes a 1945 topographical map of Nagasaki used in planning the atomic attack and a 1946 topographical map of Hiroshima that was used by the international damage assessment group. The collection also includes an unpublished manuscript of ABCC history written by John Z. Bowers, a former ABCC staffer. Ellett also included his personal copies of the "Life Span Study" reports. The size of the collection is one cubic foot (2 boxes and two oversize maps).
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Access to this material is not restricted.
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Immediate source of acquisition
This material was donated by William Ellett in November 2010.
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- Citation: William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers; MS 142; 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.
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Finding aid prepared and encoded by Philip L. Montgomery on November 29, 2010,