Author Biographical Info

Gilbert Wheeler Beebe was born April 3. 1912 in Mahwah, New Jersey. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1933 and completed a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1942.

Beebe was a captain in the US Army and served in the Office of the Surgeon General during World War II. After the war, he worked with Michael DeBakey to set up the Medical Follow-Up Agency at the National Academy of Sciences. He also worked with Seymour Jablon, also through the MFUA, to reorganize the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Japan. Beebe remained director of the MFUA until he retired in 1977. Beebe joined the National Cancer Institute in 1977 and led studies on thyroid cancer and leukemia risk among radiation-exposed Belarusians and Ukrainians after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. He retired from NCI in 2002 but remained a Scientist Emeritus. Beebe died on March 3, 2003, in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Mahwah Cemetery.

Publication Date

11-10-2017

Keywords

ABCC Collections, Chernobyl, Oncology, Leukemia, Ukraine (Europe), Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Seymour Jablon, William J. Schull, Walter J. Russell, Stuart C. Finch, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, presentations (communicative events), minutes (administrative records), correspondence, articles, newsletters

Abstract

The Gilbert Beebe, PhD papers contains materials related to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF). See more at MS 100.

Comments

George Beebe, PhD. No accruals are expected for this collection.

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