Author Biographical Info

After receiving his medical degree, Anderson accepted an internship at the University of Michigan Genetics Institute, where he met Dr. James Neel. In 1947 Dr. Anderson was obligated to enlist in the U.S. Army as a Medical Officer. In this capacity Dr. Anderson was asked by Dr. Neel if he would like to participate in a genetic study of survivors of the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima, Japan. Dr. Anderson was very interested in this research, and in November 1947 Anderson traveled to Japan to join the research team at the newly-formed Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Anderson remained with the ABCC for two years. During this time he worked closely, though not always harmoniously, with Dr. Neel. Anderson contributed to a number of studies of the health of the survivors and children of the survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He published over 135 articles over the course of his career. See more at


MS 095

Publication Date(s)

November 9, 2021




ABCC Collections, Hiroshima (Japan), Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Raymond C. Anderson, photographs, diaries


The Raymond C. Anderson, MD, PhD papers comprises photocopies of Anderson's journal and the photographs he took during his time at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. It is believed that Anderson's family still retains the original copies of the diary and photographs. See more at MS 095.


Dr. Anderson's papers were photocopied by the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, and the originals were returned to him. No accruals are expected for this collection.



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