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Biographical Notes

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement of Collection

Restrictions

Index terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Biographical; 1994

Series II: China Trip and Study; 1979-1994

Series III: Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and Radiation Effects Research Foundation; 1966-1989

Series IV: Oversize; 1967-1983

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

Guide to the Ivan F. Duff, MD, papers; 1966-1993.



Creator: creator Ivan F. Duff, MD
Title: Ivan F. Duff, MD, papers;
Dates: 1967-1993.
Abstract: The Ivan Frances Duff, MD, papers, MS 90, consists of Dr. Duff's work in the field of rheumatology and his professional work in China and in Japan. The collection covers the years 1966-1993. Dr. Duff was born July 20, 1915 in Pendleton, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon and the University of Michigan Medical School, where he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine. In 1946 he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan where he served in several capacities. His major interest was in the field of rheumatic diseases. He died Oct. 27, 1994. Dr. Duff's interest in epidemiology led to studies with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) beginning in 1964. He was a researcher with the ABCC from 1967-1975 and then with the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) from 1975-1986. He studied the incidence and prevelance of rheumatoid arthritis and gout in Hiroshima and Nagasaki patients. In 1980, Dr. Duff was a member of an American Physician Exchange Group of twelve doctors visiting the People's Republic of China at the invitation of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. This initial visit led to a long relationship between Dr. Duff and the Chinese medical community. From 1981 to 1991, Dr. Duff was a research consultant at Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Beijing, People's Republic of China, where he collaborated in epidemiologic studies of rheumatic diseases. Most of the materials are in good shape. Some items show water damage. The collection consists of 3.75 cubic feet (6 boxes).
Identification: MS 90
Quantity: 3.75 cubic foot (6 boxes).
Location: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.
Language: The collection is predominantly in English. Some of the materials may include Chinese and Japanese.
Repository: Texas Medical Center Library;  1133 John Freeman Blvd. Houston, Texas 77030-2809.

Biographical Notes

Dr. Ivan Frances Duff was born July 20, 1915 in Pendleton, Oregon. He died in October 1994. He graduated from the University of Oregon and the University of Michigan Medical School, where he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine. In 1946 he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, as an instructor, becoming a Professor in 1960. Dr. Duff founded the Turner Geriatric Clinic at the University of Michigan Medical Center. His major interest was in the field of rheumatic diseases.

Dr. Duff was a member of U.S. Naval Reserve and served on active duty as a commander in the Submarine Medical Service in the Pacific theater from 1942 to 1946. After the war, he returned to the University of Michigan where he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Duff's interest in epidemiology led to studies with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) beginning in 1964. He was a researcher with the ABCC from 1967-1975 and then with the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) from 1975-1986. He studied the incidence and prevelance of rheumatoid arthritis and gout in Hiroshima and Nagasaki patients.

In 1980, Dr. Duff was a member of an American Physician Exchange Group of twelve doctors visiting the People's Republic of China at the invitation of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. This initial visit led to a long relationship between Dr. Duff and the Chinese medical community. From 1981 to 1991, Dr. Duff was a research consultant at Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Beijing, People's Republic of China, where he collaborated in epidemiologic studies of rheumatic diseases.

Dr. Duff was a leader in the field of rheumatology. He was the recipient of many awards and honors and served on many national panels.

Dr. Duff died at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Oct. 27, 1994 at the age of 79.

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Scope and Content Note

The Ivan Frances Duff, MD, papers, MS 90, consists of Dr. Duff's work in the field of rheumatology and his professional work in China and in Japan. The collection covers the years 1966-1993.

Dr. Ivan Frances Duff was born July 20, 1915 in Pendleton, Oregon. He died in October 1994. He graduated from the Univ. of Oregon and the Univ. of Michigan Medical School, where he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine. In 1946 he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, as an instructor, becoming a Professor in 1960. Dr. Duff founded the Turner Geriatric Clinic a the University of Michigan Medical Center. His major interest was in the field of rheumatic diseases.

Dr. Duff was a member of U.S. Naval Reserve and served on active duty a commander in the Submarine Medical Service in the Pacific theater from 1942 to 1946. After the war, the returned to the University of Michigan where he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Duff's interest in epidemiology led to studies with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) beginning in 1964. He was a researcher with the ABCC from 1967-1975 and then with the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) from 1975-1986. He studied the incidence and prevelance of rheumatoid arthritis and gout in Hiroshima and Nagasak patients.

In 1980, Dr. Duff was a member of an American Physician Exchange Group of twelve doctors visiting the People's Republic of China at the invitation of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. This initial visit led to a long relationship between Dr. Duff and the Chinese medical community. From 1981 to 1991, he was a research consultant at Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Beijing, People's Republic of China, where he collaborated in epidemiologic studies of rheumatic diseases.

Dr. Duff was a leader in the field of rheumatology. He was the recipient of many awards and honors and served on many national panels. For a complete list of his accomplishments, please see Dr. Duff's vitae and obituary in this collection.

Dr. Duff died at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Oct. 27, 1994 at the age of 79.

The materials are in good shape. However, some items were damaged and separated as a result of the 2001 flooding by Tropical Storm Allison, which devestated the Texas Medical Center and the archive of the HAM-TMC Library where this collection was stored. In the fall of 2013, an archivist discovered the missing folders in another collection where they had been stashed during the recovery process. The archivist reintegrated the newly discovered Duff files into MS 90. Old finding aids have been preserved to provide some scholars reference to the missing material. Where ever appropriate, Chinese or Japanese names are written with the surname first followed by the personal name. Some of the materials in this collection show water damage. Most of the damaged papers are in the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers in series III. The processing archivist made photo copies if the paper was badly degraded or flaking to pieces. Most of the materials are in good shape. The collection consists of 3.75 cubic feet (6 boxes).

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Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged into the following series.
Series I. Biographical
Series II. China Trip and Study
Series III. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and Radiations Effects Research Foundation
Series IV. Oversize

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Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply.

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Index terms

subject Duff, Ivan F.
subject Nai, Cheng.
subject Hatem, George.
subject Ma, Haide.
subject Alley, Rewi.
subject Darling, George.
subject Catalano, Michael.
subject Shichikawa, K.
subject Li, Ru-Han.
subject Atomic Bomb Causualty Commission.
subject Peking Union Medical College Hospital.
subject Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.
subject University of Michigan Medical Center.
subject China Leprosy Foundation.
subject China Leprosy Association.
subject Radiation Effects Research Foundation.
subject Hiroshima.
subject Nagasaki.
subject Beijing.
Leprosy.
Hansen's disease.
Epidemiology.
Arthritis.
Rheumatology.
Rheumatism.
Letters.
Memos.
Reprints.
Photographs.
Physician.
Nurse.

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Related Material

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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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Ivan F. Duff, MD, papers; MS 90; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Acquition Information

Dr. Duff donated his materials to the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library in 1988 and later in 1994 as part of an initiative to collect the personal papers of individuals who had participated in the work of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.

Processing Information

The finding aid for this collection was rewritten and updated in December 2010, because several boxes were found to be missing from the collection. Later in 2013, the missing material was found. The materials are in good shape. However, some items were damaged and separated as a result of the 2001 flooding by Tropical Storm Allison, which devestated the Texas Medical Center and archive of the HAM-TMC Library where this collection was stored. In the fall of 2013, an archivist discovered the missing folders in another collection where they had been stashed during the recovery process. The archivist reintegrated the newly discovered Duff files into MS 90. Old finding aids have been preserved to provide some scholars reference to the missing material. Where ever appropriate, Chinese or Japanese names are written with the surname first followed by the personal name. Some of the materials in this collection show water damage. Most of the damaged papers are in the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission papers in series III. The processor found many documents on thermal copy paper that were fading or flaking. The processor copied the fading and flaking documents and either discarded the thermal paper that was flaking or inserted the faded thermal copy and the newer copy in paper sleeves. This finding aid has been rewritten to more accurately reflect actually order and contents of the collection. Most of the materials are in good shape. The collection consists of 3.75 cubic feet (6 boxes).

Accruals

No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Biographical; 1994

Box folder
1 1 Curriculum Vitae (CV) 1994.
2 Obituary October 27, 1994.

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Series II: China Trip and Study; 1979-1994

Scope and Content Note: blahblahblah
box folder
1 3 Correspondence; 1979-1980.
4 Correspondence; 1981.
5 Correspondence; folder 1 of 2; 1983.
6 Correspondence; folder 2 of 2; 1983.
7 Correspondence; January-February 1984.
8 Correspondence; March-April 1984.
9 Correspondence; May-December 1984.
10 Correspondence; January-April 1985.
11 Correspondence; May-December 1985.
12 Correspondence; January-June 1986.
13 Correspondence; July-December 1986.
14 Correspondence; 1987.
15 Correspondence; 1988.
box folder
2 1 Correspondence; 1989.
2 Correspondence; January-July 1990.
3 Correspondence; August-December 1990.
4 Correspondence; 1991.
5 Correspondence; 1993.
6 Correspondence; 1994.
7 George Hatem (also known as Ma Haide) correspondence, newsclips, obituaries; 1981-1988.
8 Ma Haide [George Hatem] New Year's Cards from China Leprosy Foundation; 1981-1988.
9 Li Wan-xian, MD, correspondence; 1981-1982.
10 Notes about Dr. Wan Dai and visit to China; 1983.
11 Ru-Han Li, MD, correspondence; Yang [jia] lin and Yu Yan correspondence; 1985.
12 Dr. Ding-Jin Huang correspondence; 1985-1990.
13 "Mystical Healing of Qigong" from the magazine "Compass Readings"; November 1990.
14 Reprints; 1985-1989.
15 Reprints and notes on rheumatic diseases; 1984-1987.
16 [China Epidemiology] committee meeting minutes at Peking Union Medical School; 1987-1988, undated.
17 Physician contacts in China, brochure, photo, notes, map; 1984-1985, undated.
18 Transformation of health care in China; 1984-1985, undated.
19 Pamphlet titled "Rheumatology in China: a physicans' chronicle"; also "The Journal of Rheumatology, November 1983; 1980, 1983.
20 Rheumatology in developing countries [Asia]; 1983-1984.
21 "Alien's Application Form for Entry or Transit Visas," [probably from People's Republic of China]; circa 1980.

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Series III: Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and Radiation Effects Research Foundation; 1966-1989

Scope and Content Note: Numerous folders from Series III that were located in box 3 were lost after the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. This collection was consolidated and renumbered in 2012. In the fall of 2013, the missing folders and boxes were discovered intermingled with another collection. The rediscovered folders have been reintegrated into the collection. Consult with an archivist if you have questions or to see a pre-flood finding aid.
box folder
3 1 Rheumatoid arthritis in a fix Hiroshima and Nagasaki population, drafts, letters, reviews; 1977-1982.
2 Drafts, letters, reviews for "Rheumatoid Arthritis in a fixed population in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 1977-1984.
3 Drafts, letters, reviews for "Rheumatoid Arthritis in a fixed population in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 1985-1986.
4 Drafts, letters, reviews for "Rheumatoid Arthritis in a fixed population in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 1987, undated.
5 Drafts, letters, reviews for "Rheumatoid Arthritis in a fixed population in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 1987.
6 Drafts, letters, reviews for "Rheumatoid Arthritis in a fixed population in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; 1987.
7 Draft and letters of "Roentgenological manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis, primarily in the hands and wrists of Hiroshima and Nagasaki subjects; 1976-1977.
8 International Congress of Rheumatology, Sidney Australia, poster session on rheumatoid arthritis and gout; 1985.
9 Correspondence; 1966-1967.
10 Correspondence; 1970.
11 Correspondence; 1975-1983.
12 Notes on rheumatiod patients in Hiroshima; circa 1976.
13 Correspondence regarding 1984 Japan trip; 1982-1984.
14 Correspondence; 1984-1985.
15 Correspondence with Michael Catalano; 1985.
16 Correspondence with Michael Catalano; 1983-1984.
17 Letter to Katie, a grandaughter, explaining history of ABCC and RERF with photo; circa 1985-1989.
18 Nagasaki data; circa 1967-1968.
box folder
4 1 Hiroshima Patient cards; circa 1967.
2 List of patients examined for the study of rheumatoid arthiritis; 1968-1970.
3 Research Proposal [for rheumatoid arthritis study of Atomic-bomb survivors]; 1967-1968.
4 Correspondence from George Darling to Ivan Duff on joining ABCC; September 6, 1966.
5 Correspondence from K. SHICHIKAWA to Ivan Duff; 1989.
6 Nagasaki Lists and Summaries; 1969-1983.
7 Hiroshima tests and summary; 1969.
8 Patient Lists; 1973.
9 Research Protocol; 1968.
10 Draft, letters, and reviews for "Rheumatoid arthritis and gout in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan"; 1968.
box folder
5 1 Draft, letters, and reviews for "Rheumatoid arthritis and gout in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan"; 1969.
2 Draft, letters, and reviews for "Rheumatoid arthritis and gout in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan"; 1970.
3 X-ray study of rheumatic diseases, NIH Grant R01 AM 08735-01 RAD; 1964-1965.
4 Rackham faculty grant; [Duff's assignment to ABCC], account 35367; 1969.

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Series IV: Oversize; 1967-1983

This series consists of one flat box of oversize materials.
box folder
6 - Hiroshima Data, Nagasaki Data: Listing for A-206, Supplement, Follow-up on RA Study; 1973.
- Nagasaki Data: A-206 list of cases with Rheumatoid Arthritis for Chart Review (for Dr. Duff); March 14, 1967.
- Nagasaki Data: A-206, Case Selection for Rheumatoid Arthritis for Chart Review (for Dr. Duff); March 14, 1967.
- Hiroshima Data: A-206, Case Selection for Rheumatoid Arthritis for Chart Review (for Dr. Duff); March 14, 1967.
- Hiroshima Data: A-206 list of cases with Rheumatoid Arthritis for Chart Review (for Dr. Duff); March 14, 1967.
- Hiroshima Data - Nagasaki Data: A-506 Preliminary tabulation [Rhematoid Arthristis] for Dr. Duff; December 2, 1983.
- Hiroshima Data - Nagasaki Data: Tabulation on [Rhematoid Arthristis] for Dr. Duff, Addition; December 2, 1983.
- Hiroshima Data - Nagasaki Data: A-506, List of Disseminated Lupus cases for Dr. Duff; December 6, 1983.

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