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Finding Aid for the William S. Adams Papers, 1945
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Description
William S. Adams (1919- ) served in the medical corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve (1945-46), and also as a consultant to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. He worked as a physician at the Veterans Administration Center Hospital, Los Angeles, 1949-1950 while teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He eventually became vice-chairman of the Department of Medicine, 1967. The collection consists of photographs, slide collection, negatives and Shirabe report relating to the results of the atomic explosion in Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945.
Background
Adams was born on May 28, 1919 in Sodus, New York; was a fellow at the University of Rochester, 1941-42, receiving his Ph.D in 1943; intern, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, 1944; assistant medical resident, 1944-45, resident fellow, 1946-47, and instructor, 1947-48, University of Rochester; served in the medical corps of the United States Naval Reserve, 1945-46, and as a consultant to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission; resident, 1948-49, administration section chief, assistant resident and physician full grade, 1949-50, Veterans Administration Center Hospital, Los Angeles; assistant clinical professor, 1948-49, assistant professor, 1949-52, associate professor, and in 1952, professor of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine; vice-chairman of the Department of Medicine, 1967.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: [c in circle] The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.