Author Biographical Info

Carl Frederick Tessmer was born in North Braddock, Pennsylvania on May 28, 1912. He received his higher education at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1933 he received his Bachelor of Science with highest honor. From 1933 to 1935, he studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and graduated in 1935 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Tessmer completed a rotating internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1936. He served his residency in pathology at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, 1937. In 1937, he was granted a one year fellowship in pathology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Tessmer has been affiliated with the University of Texas for over a decade, 1963-1974. He has served as Chief Pathologist and Professor of Pathology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston and Graduate Faculty member at the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston. See more at https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-068.

Publication Date

2-2022

Keywords

ABCC Collections, Nagasaki (Japan), Hiroshima (Japan), James V. Neel, Robert W. Miller, Wataru W. Sutow, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, Carol F. Tessmer, William J. Schull, letters (correspondence), reprints, photographs, memorandums

Abstract

Dr. Tessmer served as the first Director of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), NAS-NRC Field Agency, from 1948 to 1951. His archival collection relates to the origin and subsequent progress of the ABCC. The bulk of the material in his collection is administrative in nature. Included are semi-annual and annual reports, NAS and NRC committee reports, early negotiations, reports from the initial clinical surveys, published scientific reports and correspondence dating from 1947. Approximately, 300 photographs and 15 sets of negatives accompanied Dr. Tessmer's Collection. See more at MS 068.

Comments

Dr. Tessmer donated his papers to the Harris County Medical Archive, now the John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center in the Texas Medical Center Library, in August of 1985 and has made additional contributions in 1986, 1994 and 1995. No accruals are expected for this collection.

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