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Tribute to Dr. Schull

Jack Schull in the Special Projects Building mid 1960s [MS 170 Schull Photo Collection, McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library]

McGovern Historical Center Staff The McGovern Historical Center has lost a dear friend and staunchest advocate this week, Dr. William “Jack” Schull. He died Tuesday morning at his home. Dr. Schull was the guiding force behind our extensive Atomic Bomb

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Anniversary of the Accident at Chernobyl

Photograph of finished “Shelter” at Chernobyl, Ukraine, c. 1990. MS211 Armin Weinberg, PhD papers, TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center.

Sandra Yates Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Thirty-one years ago today on April 26, 1986, the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurred. It is considered one of the most catastrophic nuclear accidents in history. To recognize the anniversary

Posted in ABCC, Radiation Effects and Events

Metadata Team in Japan

By Philip Montgomery Head of the McGovern Historical Center In the last week of January, Owen Ellard, the Chief Operating Officer of the TMC Library, Sandra Yates, the archivist and special collections librarian, and I traveled to Gakushuin University in

Posted in ABCC, Japan, Travel

A hematologist in Hiroshima

While in Japan in the early 1950s, William C. Moloney, a hematologist, came face to face with the effects of nuclear weapon radiation on the civilian population. In his journal from that time, he talks about a 9-year-old boy who

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