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James Stebbings collection

Identifier: COU:1512


Professional and legal records of James H. Stebbings, Sc. D., of Midwest Epidemiology Associates, on medical testing.


  • Creation: 1970 - 1980

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Researchers may not make notes, reproductions (including photographs), or other record of any private and personally identifiable information (PPII) located in this collection and may not publish, publicize, or disclose that PPII to any other party for any purpose. Exclusions may apply to researchers who have obtained authorization from the University of Colorado Institutional Review Board to produce human subject research records in de-identified form. All researchers must sign the University Libraries’ Private and Personally Identifiable Information Agreement indicating their understanding of the use

Biographical Note

James Henry Stebbings was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1937. He was married in 1989. From 1955 to 1966, he attended St. Louis University where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Geography in 1960. In 1969, Stebbings received his Doctorate of Science in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. James Stebbings’ professional employment included the following. He began his career in 1963 as a Research Assistant in Epidemiology at the University of Buffalo, New York. In 1967, he became the Project Director of a Respiratory Disease Study at the Medical and Health Research Association of New York City until 1970. Dr. Stebbings was an Assistant Professor from 1970 to 1973 in the Division of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health in the University of Minnesota. In 1974, he became an Epidemiologist in the Air Pollutants Branch at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in North Carolina until 1977. He was a Group Leader in Epidemiology Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico from 1977 to 1979. He held a tenured Associate Professor position in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota from 1980 to 1981. He was the Group Leader of the Epidemiology Group from 1981 to 1990 and also the Section Head (Acting) of the Environmental Health Section from 1987 to 1990 of the Radiological and Environmental Research Division and Biological and Medical Research Division in the Argonne National Laboratory (Operated by the University of Chicago). In 1992, Dr. Stebbings became the Senior Research Epidemiologist of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health in the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, in the Energy-Related Health Research Branch in Cincinnati, Ohio until 1993. From 1990 to 1992 and 1994 to 2003, he was the Principal Associate of Midwest Epidemiology Associates in Naperville, Illinois. His professional appointments inlcuded five positions. Dr. Stebbings was an Instructor in Epidemiology at Columbia University from 1969 to 1970 and an Assistant in Epidemiology from 1968 to 1969. He was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine at New York University from 1968 to 1970. In 1975, he became an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University North Carolina until 1977. From 1977 to 1979 he was a Clinical Associate in the Department of Family, Community and Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico. In 1991, Dr. Stebbings became an Adjunct Professor and was an Adjunct Associate Professor from 1982 to 1992 in the Division of Epidemiology and Biometry, School of Public Health at the University of Chicago. James Stebbings produced considerable scholarly and medical articles with numerous journals and publications, but frequently with journals such as; Environmental Research, American Journal of Epidemiology, and Health Physics. His research in the health effects of radium, plutonium, and other radionuclides was of particular importance. Dr. Stebbings held a membership with the Health Physics Society.


45 linear feet (17 Boxes)

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This collection is arranged into the following series: Radon in Workplaces – Reports and References Leukemia Mss . IAEA Ms. File & Travel Male Ra Mort mss. Sharpe Data Mss. OM STARS Radium Review Altitude, O2 and Ca Letter CEDR, OSSH Carnes Radiuhzh Radium Computer Files CEDR (DOE Ra data) & National Archives Plutonium Injection Case Fredna Allen – Legal Radium Research Papers & Reviews/ Radium Research mss. of Stebbings Thorium Corrss & Misc./NRC Thorium-Current Project File Thorium Contract REPTs – Quarterly Reports to NRC on Studies on Occupational Thorium Studies at Kerr – Mcgee/ NRC Thorium – Current Project File Thorium 189s – 1980 – 1987 Health Effects of Exposure to Thorium Kerr – McGee/ NRC Thorium – Current Project File Thorium: Notes & Misc. / NRC Thorium – Current Project File ANL’s DOE Response to Chernobyl & Radon in Houses Experiment Robert Rowland’s Oral History – Radium History FOIA Return 28 Jan 98 Re Chernobyl at Brookhaven Natl Lab – Chernobyl Body Count Data Time Factors Ms. Proposed Sinus – Mastoid . . . Poison Study/ Direct Tables & Figures NO LABEL/ Direct Tables & Figures Direct Tables & Figures Dose & Duration H. Luggs – Isoline Graphics/Times – to – tumor Induction Periods Latenly Draft Figures (April)/ Times – to –Tumor Induction Periods Latenly Graphics and Tabular Data 226, 228Ra Carcinoma/Times – to – Tumor Induction Periods Latenly ABCC/Times – to – Tumor Induction Periods Latenly F. G. McGaw/Times – to – Tumor Induction Periods Latenly Times – to – Tumor Induction Periods Latenly Epidemiology Overview 1982 REFS: Latency of Other Disease/Bone Bone Sarcomas/ Bone REFS: Age & Susceptibility Bone Male Lax – Mortality/Radium Excretion Mss. Radium Excretion Mss. Instructions & Meeting Agenda/Radium Excretion Mss. Radiation & Heart Disease in Radium Workers Healthy Worker Effect & Smoke Hx (Ms.) Smoking/Healthy Worker Effect & Smoke Hx (Ms.) Radium Project Photos JHS Copies Radium ~ 1988 Program Presentation Stebbings Personal CHRIS Radium Code Book Radium Coding Notes Data Quality/ Radium Coding Notes OSSH -> RADIUMZH DATA DESC Actually Used OSSH File/ Radium Coding Notes Data Quality/Radium Coding Notes OSSH Smoke Editing and Form Variant Coding Decisions Medical History Physical Exam, CHN Summ, Pers Hx, Pers FU Forms Not Used Stebbings Lindsay Thorium Chris Code Book B, C D, E, F, G I, J, K L N, O, P R S Addition 8/8/14 Addition 10/24/14 [Restricted] Select in – Audibility 1956 – 68 USA Reserve Publicity – Nearing, Scott Convention Programs Addition 10/24/14 [Restricted] Convention Programs Restricted Docs Union Signal v. CIX (Jan. – Dec. 1983), 1983 Special Convention Issue

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