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Correspondence with foreign cancer research colleagues, 1948-1960.

The experience of organizing the Fourth International Cancer Congress convinced EVC and others that regular consultations between scientists across national lines was essential for progress against the disease. As noted for Series 10, the meeting in 1947 established an International Cancer Research Commission, on which EVC served as the United States representative until 1954. The numerous contacts abroad continued with great frequency until the end of his official university service, as documented in this series. Alphabetical arrangement by country. Boxes 79-83, Reels 68-73.

Correspondence with University and Medical Center administrations, 1948-1960.

In his last decade of active academic life, EVC compiled this series of documents related to academic administration. Of all issues touched upon here, he appears to have been most deeply concerned about inadequate annuity payments forthcoming from his pension as he reached retirement age and the straitened circumstances in which certain of his retired colleagues were living. Box 84

Correspondence with scientific colleagues concerning books, 1959-1971.

In his first decade of official retirement, EVC remained vigorously active as a writer and editor of medical books. For most of the publications concerned with here, he was or had been a principal editor, but for others he was but one of several contributors. Some of these works appeared in multiple editions or in foreign translations. This series comprises correspondence with colleagues; see Series 14 for contacts with publishers. Boxes 85-86

Invitations to professional events, 1952-1958.

In the 1950s EVC was much in demand as a speaker and conference participant, foremost in his two specialty areas, cancer research and gerontology. The documentation here ranges from texts of papers and scientific discussions to concerns over accommodations and appropriate dress for the various occasions

Correspondence concerning post as cancer advisor in India, 1951-1960.

In 1951 and 1952 EVC was an advisor on cancer to the government of India, funded by the US State Department Point IV Program (a Truman Administration initiative to assist lesser-developed countries). He visited India in 1952. Most of the correspondence is with Indian nationals, but included as well are personal and professional communications with others. Boxes 95-96, Reels 83-85.

General correspondence, 1955-1961.

Although still active in cancer-related programs, the late 1950s saw EVC increasingly concentrated on gerontology. This series particularly documents his work for the American Society for the Aged.

Care of the Geriatric Patient, 1951-1959.

Between 1958 and 1983, Care of the geriatric patient appeared in six editions and in a Spanish translation of the first edition (Mexico City, 1962). EVC was the primary editor for the first four editions (1958, 1963, 1968, 1971) and worked with Franz U. Steinberg to produce the fifth (1976). Most of the documentation of these efforts are found in this and two subsequent series of his papers. See also Series 13, 14, and 34

Care of the Geriatric Patient, 1969-1972.

The last of the three series devoted to Care of the geriatric patient is mainly devoted to preparations for the fourth edition (1971), having curiously skipped over documentation about the third edition (1968).

Correspondence concerning the City of Hope, 1959-1961.

From 1954 to 1960 EVC was chair of the national Scientific Council of the City of Hope, an important independent cancer treatment and research center in Duarte, California, north of Los Angeles. Coming toward the end of his active career, the opportunity prompted EVC to discuss candidly several significant issues of his life in this correspondence

Correspondence and booklets concerning the White House Conference on Aging, 1960-1961.

White House Conferences were prominent means of bringing experts on important national issues together to provide advice on policy and legislation. EVC was appointed to the Missouri Committee that prepared for the federal event organized to discuss implications of aging, but after its deliberations in Jefferson City he resigned, objecting to portions of the committee's final report. Thereafter he was appointed to a discussion group on "surgery and susceptibility to stress" sponsored by the Public Health Service and in that capacity attended the culminating meeting in Washington, held in January, 1961

General correspondence, 1952-1961.

From 1960, when he retired, until his death in 1975 EVC continued to compile general correspondence file series. Series 26 also includes materials dated several years earlier than 1960-1961

General correspondence, 1960-1963.

Series 27 is notable for the prominent reemergence of items documenting EVC's ties to China, albeit the pre-Communist China in exile or associated with the Nationalist government on Taiwan

General correspondence, 1961-1970.

Series 28 documents EVC's continued and remarkably vigorous efforts to maintain contacts with scientists in his fields of interest around the world. In those years he traveled extensively, including visits to Japan, Russia, Portugal, and Taiwan.

General correspondence, 1964-1971.

This last lengthy general correspondence series touches upon nearly all the major themes of EVC's career, from cytology and East Asia to gerontology and life in retirement.

Files relating to "Tribute to Lord Nuffield," 1971-1973.

Viscount Nuffield, born William Richard Morris (1877-1963), was a leading British automobile manufacturer best known for the mass-produced brands Morris, MG, and (after merger with a rival firm) Austin. He was a generous philanthropist, particularly toward medical and educational causes. EVC met him in connection with his support for the International Conference of Gerontological Societies in 1950. EVC wrote and attempted to publish this tribute in a gerontological journal, but the piece apparently never saw print

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