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Eugene L. Saenger Archival Collection

Identifier: WC-ES- 2012

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, articles and reports relating to Saenger's work with the Whole-Body Radiation experiments.


  • 1971-2000


Language of Materials

The records are in English

Biography of Eugene L. Saenger

Dr. Eugene Saenger (March 5, 1917; September 30, 2007) was a professor and physician at the University of Cincinnati. A graduate of Harvard University, Saenger was a pioneer in radiation research and nuclear medicine He is best known for the whole-body radiation experiments he conducted on cancer patients during the 1960s and early 1970s.


5 boxes


The professional papers of Dr. Eugene Saenger with focus on the whole body radiation experiments conducted at the University of Cincinnati in the 1960s and 1970s.

Statement of Arrangement

Original order was kept in tact.

Related Material

See also: The Whole Body Radiation Study Archival Collection at the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, University of Cincinnati The Martha Stephens Papers at the Archives and Rare Books Library, University of Cincinnati

Guide to the Eugene L. Saenger Archival Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions Repository

Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0574