Seymour Jablon papers

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MS 216

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Seymour Jablon papers


  • 1946-2009 (Creation)


3.5 cubic feet (7 boxes)

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Biographical history

Seymour Jablon was born June 2, 1918, in New York, and died April 9, 2012. He completed a bachelor’s degree at the College of the City of New York in 1939. He earned a Master’s in mathematics and mathematical statistics from Columbia University in 1941. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 until 1946 when he became a statistician for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jablon taught mathematics briefly at Rutgers before taking a job with the National Research Council in Washington, D.C., in 1948. He joined the ABCC in 1955 and was Chief of the Department of Statistics at the ABCC from 1960 to 1963, and 1968 to 1971. He was the associate director at the Medical Follow-up Agency at the National Research Council from 1963 to 1968 and then again from 1971 to 1977.

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The Seymour Jablon papers contain notebooks, photographs, slides, articles, correspondence and other materials related to Dr. Jablon’s work with the Medical Follow-Up Agency as well as the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC). There are many slides and photos from Jablon’s trips to Japan.

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Unrestricted. Unprocessed but open for research.

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Materials are in good condition.

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  • English

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Carol Zuckerman (daughter of Seymour Jablon)

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  • Citation: Seymour Jablon papers; MS 216; 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.
  • Processing information: Movements Letter moved from ABCC to personal since it was a much later year and topic was about trash pick up from home The Radiation Effects Research Foundation and the NAS: A Unique Mission moved out of folder with correspondence Handout for CIRRPC presentation July 14 1994 also moved to general notes rather than with the correspondence Hiroshima and Nagasaki Revisited: The ABCC and the RERF by Frank Putnam draft moved to ABCC section from folder with photos of Jablon getting NAS Award NAS Presentation of Awards 1975 program moved from folder with associated photos to personal section The Armed Forces Epidemiological Board list of names from folder with NAS award photos to personal Folder with 2 letters - one about Jablon reference for National Research COuncil job moved to personal. Other from journalist asking about RERF moved to ABCC series Letter from Frank Putnam about his RERF book moved to ABCC series CV moved to personal series Report from Jablon about his trip to Japan in March 1967 moved to ABCC series Letter to Jablon at MFUA in 1983 about Act of Endowment and Exchange of Memoranda moved from folder with RERF publications from the 1990s to ABCC collection

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