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Hector P. Blejer collection, 1966-1991
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hector P. Blejer Collection.,
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1991
    Collection number: 338
    Creator: Blejer, Hector P. (Prieto) 1933-1990
    Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This is a small collection of the professional papers of Dr. Hector P. Blejer, M.D., D.I.H., a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, certified in Occupational Medicine, with a notable career in occupational and environmental medicine, toxicology, and epidemiology. Most of the content stems from 1979-1989, the years that Dr. Blejer acted as a private consultant to industry and state and federal government agencies.
    Physical location: Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF)
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English


    Collection is open for research. Access to a few folders is restricted due to patient confidentiality protocols.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Hector P. Blejer Collection (Manuscript collection 338). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6967329 

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was given by Mr. Hugo Blejer to the UCLA Biomedical Library in 1990, in memory of his brother.


    Dr. Hector P. Blejer (or Hector Blejer-Pietro) was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1933 and was brought by his parents to Canada as a child. He earned an M.D. from McGill University in 1958 and a D.I.H. (Industrial Medicine) from the Denne Occupational Medical Clinic, Toronto, in 1963. He came to the U.S. and received his medical licenses from the National and the California Boards in 1965. Dr. Blejer became a citizen of the United States.
    From 1965 to 1974 Dr. Blejer served in the California Departments of Health and Public Health as Head, Statewide Medical and Nursing Services Unit, and Head, Southern California Bureau of Occupational Health and Environmental Epidemiology. In 1975 he became Deputy Director, Division of Field Studies and Clinical Investigations, Cincinnati, Ohio, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In 1976 he returned to Southern California as Director of the Occupational Health Department, The City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte. Dr. Blejer established a private practice in 1979 in Los Angeles as a consultant in occupational and environmental medicine, toxicology, and epidemiology. His clientele included government agencies at various levels of government, public and private companies, and labor unions.
    Dr. Blejer was a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Occupational Medical Association, and the American Academy of Occupational Medicine, and member of other professional groups. He authored many articles and book chapters, and produced or contributed to hundreds of reports on studies and problems in occupational and environmental health. He held appointments as adjunct or clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and lectured at other academic institutions in California and Arizona. He was also a frequent speaker on occupational, environmental, and consumer protection issues to a great variety of professional and lay groups, as well as on television and radio.

    Scope and Content

    This collection is small and spotty. Most of the material stems from Dr. Blejer's years as a private consultant: health forms and questionnaires he devised for clients, some correspondence, some documents relating to the business part of the practice. There are a few reports, and some other bits of his professional activities. The personal papers consist of a thorough c.v. and list of published and internal papers and reports, and a fact sheet -- probably produced for potential clients around the mid-1980s.
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Personal Papers.
    • Series 2. Professional Papers.

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    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Blejer, Hector P., 1933-1990
    Occupational Medicine -- United States -- Biography