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Inventory of the Crawford F. Sams papers
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents

  • Title: Crawford F. Sams papers
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1978
    Collection Number: 79066
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English, Japanese, and German
    Physical Description: 15 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 11 envelopes, 1 oversize folder (8.3 linear feet)
    Abstract: The Crawford F. Sams papers contain correspondence, orders, speeches and writings, research data, printed matter, certificates, and photographs relating to American military medical activities in the Middle East during World War II, American military medical activities in the Korean War, Allied public health activities in occupied Japan, and scientific research on the effects of radiation.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Sams, Crawford F.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items, computer media, and digital files. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos, films, or digital files during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Crawford F. Sams papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1979.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1902 April 1 Born, East St. Louis, Illinois
    1922 January Enlisted as private in 159th Infantry, California National Guard
    1924 December Army Medical Postgraduate School, Walter Reed
    1925 Graduated, Field Artillery School at Fort Sill
      B.S. Psychology, University of California Berkeley
    1927 M.S. Neurology, Washington University of St. Louis
    1929 M.D., Washington University of St. Louis
      Assistant radiologist, Letterman General Hospital
    1932 Instructor, Medical Field Service, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    1934 Director of department, Medical Field Service, Carlisle
    1937 Assistant department surgeon, Department of U.S. Army, Panama Canal
    1939 Medical instructor, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia
    1941 Chief surgeon, United States Army Forces in the Middle East (USAFIME), Cairo, Egypt
    1944 Chief of Research and Development, War Department General Staff, Washington D.C.
    1945 Chief of Public Health and Welfare Section of the General Headquarters, Supreme Command Allied Powers, U.S. Army, Japan
    1946-1951 Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Japan
    1950 Chief of Public Health and Welfare Section, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander Allied Power for Japan, Tokyo, Japan
    1951-1953 Member, Army Medical Board
    1954-1955 Member, Special Board for the Army Surgeon General
    1955 Retired from military
      Research physician, University of California Berkeley Operations Research Center and University of California San Francisco Department of Neurology
    1962 Research physician and professor, University of California Berkeley
    1961-1963 Medical director, Institute of Medical Physics, University of California Berkeley
    1994 December 2 Died

    Scope and Contents

    The Crawford F. Sams papers contain correspondence, orders, speeches and writings, research data, printed matter, certificates, and photographs relating to American military medical activities in the Middle East during World War II, American military medical activities in the Korean War, Allied public health activities in occupied Japan, and scientific research on the effects of radiation.
    Original folder titles and arrangement were maintained. Unless otherwise noted, Sams is the author of writings within the collection. Materials in boxes 9 to 15 relate to Sams' radiation research.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. Army Medical Service.
    Korean War, 1950-1953--Medical care.
    Medicine, Military--United States.
    Public health--Japan.
    Radiation.
    World War, 1939-1945--Medical care.
    World War, 1939-1945--Middle East.
    Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952.