Author Biographical Info

Frank Putnam was born in New Britain, Connecticut, on August 3, 1917, to Austrian-born Franz and Henrietta Holzmann Poglitsch. His parents died of tuberculosis before he was three years old and he grew up in the New Britain Children's Home. Putnam was an excellent student in high school and was encouraged by a local bank manager, L. Marsden Hubbard. He changed his name around the time he left for Weslayan University in Middleton, Connecticut. The Putnams left for Florida in 1955 to help found the University of Florida College of Medicine's biochemistry department. See more at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-092.

Publication Date

4-1-1996

Keywords

Boards of directors, ABCC Collections, Cardiology, Houston (TX), Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Frank W. Putnam, correspondence, reports, budgets, reprints, minutes (administrative records), publications (documents)

Abstract

The Frank W. Putnam papers contains RERF board of directors correspondence and board meeting reports, budget draft proposals, electrophoresis article reprints, “Hiroshima and Nagasaki Revisited”, medical dosimetry, assembly of life sciences, advisory committee meeting, meetings and conclusion of scientific council, genetic study conference, publications, and other material related to the work of Dr. Putnam. Collection consists of 5 boxes totaling 3 cubic feet of various paper material. See more at MS 092.

Comments

Control folder contains correspondence between Margaret Irwin and Dr. Putnam regarding donation, 2002. No accruals are expected for this collection.

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