Papers pertaining to his medical teaching career include syllabi from Harvard Medical School Departments of Radiology and
Continuing Education, 1982-1984; materials from Resident Seminars, 1956-1982; his reprints; and general professional papers
which include correspondence, circa 1950-1971, and articles, talks, and conference materials, 1986-1988. The collection also
includes research files and his writings on civil defense, the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, Yalta Conference
of 1945, cognition and decision-making, decision-makers and Soviet leaders, nuclear accidents, effects of radiation, and presidential
Herbert Abrams is a professor of radiology, emeritus, at the Stanford School of Medicine and a member-in-residence at CISAC
[Center for International Security and Cooperation], where he directs the Project on Disabled Leadership. He was Professor
and Director of Diagnostic Radiology at Stanford from 1960 to 1967, and was then appointed and served as Philip H. Cook Professor
and Chairman of Radiology at Harvard University from 1967 to 1985. He returned to Stanford in 1985 as Professor of Radiology.
Abrams was founding vice president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which received the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1985. He was also active for more than 20 years in Physicians for Social Responsibility.