Norman Arthur Baily (1915-1992),medical physicist,completed a B.S. in science at St.John's University in 1941, an M.A. in
education at New York University in 1943, and a Ph.D. in physics at Columbia University in 1952. Baily devoted his career
to radiological physics and engineering, focusing on medical imaging, experimental and theoretical work in dosimetry, and
therapeutic uses of radiology. He was also a teacher, consultant, and expert medical and legal witness. He helped found
the Southern California Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and was an associate editor of Medical
Physics from its founding in 1976 until his death.
Although the papers span 1947-1992, the bulk of the collection was created in the 1980s. The collection is comprised of memos
and correspondence relating largely to his extensive activities in medical physics organizations and his editorial work for
Medical Physics, lecture notes for his teaching at UCSD, and drafts and reprints. The collection is arranged in six series:
1. Biographical, 2. Correspondence, 3. Writings and Research, 4. Teaching, 5. Organizations, and 6. Consulting.
Norman Arthur Baily (July 2, 1915-October 7, 1992), was born in New York. He completed a B.A. in science at St. John's University
in 1941, an M.A. in education at New York University in 1943, and a Ph.D. in physics at Columbia University in 1952. Baily
devoted his career to radiological physics and engineering. He was recognized as having made equally strong contributions
to research, teaching, and the medical physics profession. His research focused on the use of diagnostic tools for obtaining
images of organs and their functions, particularly those using ultrasound which avoided the use of ionizing radiation, and
for improving the safety of techniques that did require ionizing radiation.