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Title: Luther L. Terry Papers
Creator: Terry, Luther L. (Luther Leonidas), 1911-1985
Dates: 1957-1995 (bulk 1965-1983)
Extent: 26.5 linear feet (24 boxes)
Abstract:Luther Terry was U.S. Surgeon General from 1961-1965. The collection primarily documents his professional activities and most notably contains all the speeches he gave while Surgeon General. The largest single portion of the collection documents the numerous organizations and government agencies in which Terry was either a member or advisor on the issue of anti-smoking.
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Biography
• ...significant scientific evidence began to be published suggesting that cigarette smoking caused lung cancer and other diseases. At the end of the decade, the Royal College of Physicians in Britain appo ...
• ... committee's report, issued on March 7, 1962, clearly indicted cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer and bronchitis and argued that it probably contributed to cardiovascular disease as well. ...
• ...ttee to the Surgeon General of the United States, released on January 11, 1964, concluded that lung cancer and chronic bronchitis are causally related to cigarette smoking. The report also noted out t ...
• ... role of smoking in other illnesses such as emphysema, cardiovascular disease, and various types of cancer. The committee concluded that cigarette smoking was a health hazard of sufficient importance ...
• ...ernment organizations, from 1967 to 1969, and served as a consultant to groups such as the American Cancer Society. Terry helped to obtain a ban on cigarette advertisements on radio and television in ...
Collection Scope and Content Note
• ...ch Dr. Terry was either a member or advisor on the issue of anti-smoking. Included are the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, the National Interagency Council for Smoking and Heal ...
Contents List
Series 3. Smoking and Health Subject Files, 1964-1984   series
• ...cal government. Well represented among the organizations are Action on Smoking and Health, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, National Interagency Council on Smoking and Health, Non-S ...
American Cancer Society (ACS)   subseries
• ... : American Cancer Society (ACS): ...
Administrative   subseries
Committees   subseries
• ... 6 20 Committee on tobacco and cancer, 1974: ...
• ... 6 21 Committee on tobacco and cancer, 1976: ...
• ... 6 25 Task force on tobacco and cancer - report to the board of directors, c. 1976 ...
Periodicals   subseries
• ... 33 Cancer news , 1984: ...
National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB)   subseries
• ... : National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB): ...
Government - Federal - General   subseries
Legislative activity   subseries
• ... 8 47 Source material for cancer research study, 1970: ...
Series 4. Speeches and conferences, 1961-1984   series
1964   subseries
• ... 68 Address - District of Columbia Division of American Cancer Society, Washington, D.C., Apr. 6: ...
1974   subseries
• ...21 40 American Cancer Society, Wilmington & Dover, DE, May 8: ...
• ...21 43 American Cancer Society, Kansas City, MO, June 26: ...
• ... 21 48 Interview WABC-American Cancer Society, New York, Nov. 11: ...
1976   subseries
• ... 60 3rd International Symposium on Detection and Prevention of Cancer, New York, Apr. 26: ...