Author Biographical Info

Watauru W. Sutow, MD, is known for his work in pediatric oncology and for his pediatric studies with the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Sutow was born August 31, 1912 and died December 20, 1981. Sutow was a pioneer in defining and establishing pediatric oncology as a specialty and chemotheraphy as a viable adjunct or alternative to radiotherapy and surgery for the treatment of cancer. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, Sutow directed a pediatric research team for the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. He later joined the University of Texas' M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. As a collaborator with the Brookhaven National Labratory, he conducted extensive research on the effects of radiation fallout on Marshall islanders. See more at


MS 035

Publication Date(s)

November 9, 2021




ABCC Collections, Atomic Bomb, Radiation, Nuclear warfare, Houston (TX), Nagasaki (Japan), Hiroshima (Japan), Brookhaven National Laboratory, United States Army, United States Army Medical Corps, Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Baylor College of Medicine Wataru W. Sutow (Wataru Walter, 1912-1981)


Watauru W. Sutow, MD papers, primarily cover the professional life of Dr. Sutow. The collection contains correspondence and memorandum, committee minutes and reports, drafts, manuscripts, and published professional papers; journal article reprints, personal correspondence and memorabilia; and a collection of slides and audio cassette tapes. The collection is in good condition. The papers span the years 1929-1996 with the bulk of material ranging from 1948 to 1981. The collection consists of 43 cubic feet (86 boxes, including 1 oversize box). See more at MS 035.


Mary Sutow, the widow of Dr. Sutow, donated the materials. She donated the bulk of the papers following his death in 1981 and subsequent papers in December 1997 through May 1998. No accruals are expected for this collection.



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