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  • Title: Crawford F. Sams papers
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1978
    Collection Number: 79066
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In 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.
    Creator: Sams, Crawford F.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1979.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Crawford F. Sams papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1902 April 1 Born, East St. Louis, Illinois
    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 Assistant radiologist, Letterman General Hospital
      M.D., Washington University of St. Louis
    1922 January Enlisted as private in 159th Infantry, California National Guard
    1945 Chief of Public Health and Welfare Section of the General Headquarters, Supreme Command Allied Powers, U.S. Army, Japan
    1932 Instructor, Medical Field Service, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    1946-1951 Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Japan
    1951-1953 Member, Army Medical Board
    1961-1963 Medical director, Institute of Medical Physics, University of California Berkeley
    1955 Research physician, University of California Berkeley Operations Research Center and University of California San Francisco Department of Neurology
      Retired from military
    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.
    1950 Chief of Public Health and Welfare Section, General Headquarters, Supreme Commander Allied Power for Japan, Tokyo, Japan
    1954-1955 Member, Special Board for the Army Surgeon General
    1962 Research physician and professor, 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

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