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Abrams (Herbert L.) Papers
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  • Biographical/Historical note
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Herbert L. Abrams papers
    creator: Abrams, Herbert L.
    creator: Reagan, Ronald
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0858
    Physical Description: 75.5 Linear Feet (57 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1950-2004

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Herbert L. Abrams 2007-2016.

    Information about Access

    Access: Materials are open to research use.

    Cite As

    Herbert L. Abrams Papers (SC0858). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    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.

    Scope and Contents note

    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 health.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Presidents -- United States -- Health.
    Nuclear accidents.
    Radiography, Medical -- Study and teaching.
    Abrams, Herbert L.
    Yalta Conference (1945).
    Reagan, Ronald
    Stanford University. School of Medicine
    Abrams, Herbert L.
    Harvard Medical School.
    Reagan, Ronald