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Biographical Notes

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement of Collection

Restrictions

Index terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Professional; 1959-1992

Series II: Oversize; 1945, 1946

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center

Guide to the William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers, 1945-1992



Creator: William H. Ellett.
Title: William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers.
Dates: 1945-1992.
Abstract: William "Bill" H. Ellett donated the William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers. 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. He The materials 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 The collection also includes an unpublished manuscript of ABCC history written by John Z. Bowers, a former ABCC staffer.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).
Identification: MS 142
Quantity: 1 cubic foot. (2 boxes, 1 map drawer)
Location: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Houston, Texas.
Language: English.
Repository: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library; The John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center  1133 John Freeman Blvd. Houston, Texas 77030-2809.

Biographical Notes

William "Bill" H. Ellett. 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 Note

William "Bill" H. Ellett donated the William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers. 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. He The materials 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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Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged into the following series.
Series I. Professional
Series II. Oversize

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Restrictions

Access restrictions

Access to this material is not restricted.

User restrictions

Some restriction may apply, including copyright restrictions. Consult an archivist.

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Index terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Ellett, William H.--Archives
Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.
Radiation Effects Research Foundation.
Hiroshima, Japan.
Nagasaki, Japan.
Atomic bomb--Blast effect.
Nuclear Warfare.
Radiation Effects.
Nuclear Warfare.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William H. Ellett Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers, 1945-1992, 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.

This material was donated by William Ellett in November 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Professional; 1959-1992

Scope and Content Note: This series includes publications from the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF).
box folder
1 -- "Journal of Radiation Research: A Review of Thirty Years Study of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivors"; The Japan Radiation Research Society. September 1975.
-- "Measurement of the Residual Radiation Intensity at the Hiroshima an Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Sites" and "Penetration of Weapons Radiation: Application to the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Studies"; RERF Technical Report Series. 1959.
-- "Mortality"; JNIH-ABCC Life Span Study Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Report 3. October 1950 - September 1960.
-- " Mortality in A-Bomb Survivors by Age Cohorts 1950-59"; JNIH-ABCC Life Span Study Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Report 4. 1950-1959.
-- "The Major ABCC Samples"; ABCC Technical Report. 1968.
-- "Fact Book: Tabular and Graphic Presentation of ABCC Research Findings"; ABCC Technical Report Series. 1969.
-- "Mortality Among Atomic Bomb Survivors October 1945 - September 1964; Based on 1946 Hiroshima City Casualty Survey"; ABCC Technical Report. 1969.
-- "Social Impact on Atomic Bomb Survivors Hiroshima and Nagasaki"; ABCC Technical Report. 1969.
-- "Mortality and Radiation Dose, October 1950 - September 1966"; JNIH-ABCC Life Span Study Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Report 5. 1970.
-- "Childhood Cancer in Relation to Prenatal Exposure to A-Bomb Radiation"; ABCC Technical Report. 1970.
-- Mortality Among A-Bomb Survivors, 1950-1970"; JNIH-ABCC Life Span Study, Report 6. 1971.
-- Projections of A-Bomb Survivor Populations in the Major ABCC Samples -- 1970 to 1995"; ABCC Technical Report. 1973.
-- "Mortality Experience of A-Bomb Survivors 1970-72, 1950-72"; JNIH-ABCC Life Span Study, Report 7. 1973.
-- "Patterns in Cancer Mortality in the United States and Japan " by Masanori Otake, Ph.D.; RERF Technical Report Series. 1979.
-- "The Effect of Changes in Dosimetry on Cancer Mortality Risk Estimates in the Atomic Bomb Survivors"; RERF Technical Report Series. August 1987.
-- "Allowing for Random Errors in Radiation Exposure Estimates fo rthe Atomic Bomb Survivor Data"; RERF Technical Report Series. 1989.
-- "Proliferative and Nonproliferative Breast Disease in Atomic-bomb Survivors: Results of a Histopathology Review of Autopsy breast Tissue"; RERF Technical Report Series. 1992.
-- "Adult Health Study Report 7. Noncancer Disease Incidence in the Atomic-bomb Survivors, 1958-1986 (Examinatin Cycles 1-14)"; RERF Technical Report Series. 1992.
-- "An Overview of the Cancer Mortality Data on the Atomic Bomb Survivors" by Donald A. Pierce, Ph.D.; RERF Commentary and Review Series. 1989.
-- "Agreement between Death-certificate and Autopsy Diagnoses among Atomic-bomb Survivors"; RERF Commentary and Review Series. 1992.
-- "The Effects of Nuclear Weapons"; Samuel Glasstone, editor; Prepared by the United States Department of Defense; Published by the United States Atomic Energy Commission; 730 pages. April 1962.
1 Letters to the Editor: Comments on Leukemia Risk from Neutrons"; Health Physics. 1975.
2 "Neutrons at Hiroshima: How Their Disappearance Affected Risk Estimates"; Radiation Research. 1991.
3 RERF Updated [newsletter] with James Yamazaki article. 1992.
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2 1 John Z. Bowers unpublished "History of ABCC"; part 1 of 2. Circa 1985.
Note: Although John Z. Bowers was commissioned to write the history of ABCC, the document was not accepted for publication. In November 2010 in a casual convesation, William Schull told the HAM-TMC Library Historical Research Center archivist that Bowers history was found to be inaccurate and was therefore not published by ABCC. Schull said the document does give a good overview of the ABCC, but the facts must be verified by scholars.
2 John Z. Bowers unpublished "History of ABCC"; part 2 of 2. Circa 1985.
Note: Although John Z. Bowers was commissioned to write the history of ABCC, the document was not accepted for publication. In November 2010 in a casual convesation, William Schull told the HAM-TMC Library Historical Research Center archivist that Bowers history was found to be inaccurate and was therefore not published by ABCC. Schull said the document does give a good overview of the ABCC, but the facts must be verified by scholars.

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Series II: Oversize; 1945, 1946

Scope and Content Note: This series includes two topographical maps, one of Nagasaki, 1945, and one of Hiroshima, 1946.
box folder
MD 11 3 Topographical map of "Nagasaki prefecture, Kyushu, Japan" at scale of 1:12,500; Army Map Service, U.S. Army, Washington D.C. 1945.
Note: According to a letter from William Ellett to the Historical Research Center, this map was used in planning the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki and was used by the international damage assessment group after the surrender of Japan.
3 Topographical map of "Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Honshu, Japan." at scale of 1:12,500; Army Map Service, U.S. Army, Washington D.C. 1946.
Note: According to a letter from William Ellett to the Historical Research Center, this map was used by the international damage assessment group after the surrender of Japan.

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