Ivan F. Duff MD

Author Biographical Info

Dr. Ivan Frances Duff was born July 20, 1915 in Pendleton, Oregon. He died in October 1994. He graduated from the University of Oregon and the University of Michigan Medical School, where he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine. In 1946 he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, as an instructor, becoming a Professor in 1960. Dr. Duff founded the Turner Geriatric Clinic at the University of Michigan Medical Center. His major interest was in the field of rheumatic diseases. Dr. Duff was a leader in the field of rheumatology. He was the recipient of many awards and honors and served on many national panels. See more at


MS 090

Publication Date(s)

November 9, 2021




Leprosy, Hansen's disease, Epidemiology, Rheumatism, ABCC Collections, Arthritis, Rheumatology, Nagasaki (Japan), Beijing (China), Hiroshima (Japan), Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, University of Michigan Medical Center, China Leprosy Foundation, China Leprosy Association, Cheng Nai, George Hatem, Haide Ma, Rewi Alley, George Darling, Michael Catalano, K. Shichikawa, Ru-Han Li, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Ivan F. Duff, letters (correspondence), reprints, photographs, memorandums


The Ivan Frances Duff, MD, papers, MS 90, consists of Dr. Duff's work in the field of rheumatology and his professional work in China and in Japan. The collection covers the years 1966-1993. See more at MS 090.


Dr. Duff donated his materials to the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library in 1988 and later in 1994 as part of an initiative to collect the personal papers of individuals who had participated in the work of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. No accruals are expected for this collection.



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