Joseph L. Lyon papers, 1966-2007

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lyon, Joseph L., 1939-
Title
Joseph L. Lyon papers
Dates
1966-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
7 boxes, (3 linear feet)
Collection Number
ACCN 2212
Summary
This collection consists of the writings and research of Joseph L. Lyon, an epidemiologist at the University of Utah. His primary area of research was the development of cancer in populations affected by nuclear weapon fallout in areas surrounding the Nevada Test Site.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this Collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This is a collection of Joseph L. Lyon's research, an epidemiologist at the University of Utah. His work includes articles and research on the effects of nuclear weapons testing on human health, with a focus on the effects of radiation on cancer rates in southern Utah. This collection also includes a floppy disk containing the testimony of Dr. Lyon before congress on the effects of radiation on cancer rates.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: oseph L. Lyon Papers, ACCN 2212, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 2212.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

This collection was arranged according to the following 5 series: I. Fallout Research; II. Cancer in Utah; III. Mormon-Related Articles; IV. Environmental Effects of Cancer; and V. Other Topics.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joseph L. Lyon in 2018

Processing Note

Processed by Nicholas J. Mecham in 2019.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  Fallout researchReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
"Assesment of Leukemia and Thyroid Disease in relation to Fallout in Utah"
1991
1 2
"Assesment of Leukemia and Thyroid Disease in relation to Fallout in Utah"
1992
1 3
"A Case-Control Study of Leukemia in Utah and Fallout from the Nevada Test Site"
1990
1 4
Comment in the "American Statistician"
1983
1 5
"Radiation Exposures from Nevada Test Site Fallout for Utah Leukemia Cases and Controls"
1987
1 6
Correspondence with F. Owen Hoffman
2006
1 7
"2004 Update of Dosimetry for the Utah Thyroid Cohort Study"
2006
1 8
News coverage of the Thyroid study
2007
1 9
"Utah children born during atomic testing suffered 40% higher Leukemia death rates"
1979
1 10
"A Cohort Study of Thyroid Disease in Relation to Fallout From Nuclear Weapons Testing"
1993
1 11
"Natural History of Thyroid Abnormalities: Prevalence, Incidence, and Regression of Thyroid Diseases in Adolescents and Young Adults"
1991
1 12
"The utah thyroid cohort study: analysis of the dosimetry results"
1994
1 13
"Thyroid Neoplasms and Nuclear Fallout" presentation
1999
1 14
"Notes of the utah leukemia case-control study"
1986
1 15
Publicity on the cancer study
2 1
"A historical dose reconstruction and epidemiologic study of leukemia in utah residents exposed to fallout"
1990
2 2
Southern Nevada baseline health assessment
1999
2 3
"Environmental causes of diseases" presentation
2 4
Fallout proposal papers
2 5
"Effects of nuclear weapons testing on health"
1979
2 6
"Utah's experience with radioactive milk"
2 7
HHS press release - Fallout grant
2 8
"Leukemia and other cancers following radiation treatment of pelvic disease"
1976
2 9
Breast cancer incidence in atomic bomb survivors
2 10
"Low dose radiation and Leukemia"
1980
2 11
Goiters by place of examination
1953
2 12
Fallout and Leukemia - child cancer deaths data
2 13
"Further Information on the Association of Childhood Leukemias with Atomic Fallout"
2 14
"Thyroid Disease Associated With Exposure to the Nevada Nuclear Weapons Test Site Radiation"
2006
2 15
"Differences in Risk Estimations from a Hospital and a Population_Based Case_Control Study"
1984
2 16
Hospital Practice
1984
2 17
The Journal of the American Medical Association
1993
2 18
Las Vegas presentation
2 19
Hearing for the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act
1981-1990
2 20
"Fallout, Radiation, and Countermeasures" hearings
2 21
Special count sites 140-149
2 22
Cancer rates for specific sites in Utah
1966-1971
3 1
"Thyroid cohort study medical history questionnaire for men"
2003
3 2
"Childhood Leukemias associated with fallout from nuclear testing"
1979
3 3
Childhood Leukemia case data
1944-1975
3 4
"The geographic and temporal distribution of childhood cancer mortality in Utah, 1950-78"
1983
3 5
"Leukemia in Utah and Radioactive Fallout From The Nevada Test Site"
1990
3 6
CDC and Utah State Government memos
3 7
Dosimetry and deposition maps for various weapons tests
3 8
Selecteed comments and articles from "Scientist and Citizen"
1966
3 9
DOE information request
1978
3 10
CDC Leukemia reports
1966-1972
3 11
Multi-agency radiation exposure inquiry
3 12
Attendees at seminar on childhood Leukemia
3 13
Correspondence with Harold Knapp
3 14
Dosimetry and exposure maps of Utah, Nevada, and Idaho
3 15
"Plutonium in Soil Northeast of the Nevada Test Site"
3 16
"Plutonium Fallout in Utah"
1992
3 17
"Report of Public Health Service Activities in The Off-Site Monitoring Program"
1953
3 18
Articles on the Fallout-Leukemia Link
1979
3 19
"Final Report for Leukemia Case-Control Study"
1986
3 20
"Childhood Leukemias associated with fallout from nuclear testing"
1979
3 21
Age specific leukemia mortality rates
1944-1980
3 22
"Benzene and Leukemia"
1987
3 23
Testimony before congress on health effects of weapons testing
3 24
Government lawsuit literature

II:  Cancer in UtahReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
"Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Utah" first submission
4 2
Cancer data before SMR
4 3
"Cancer in Utah 1966-1970: A comparison with national incidence" drafts, tables, and reviews
4 4
"Cancer incidence and mortality in Utah" drafts. tables, and notes
4 5
"Cancer incidence and mortality in Utah" reviews
4 6
"Cancer in Utah - A comparison" table
4 7
Computer runs for Utah cancer article
4 8
"Cancer in Utah"
1973-1985
4 9
"Cancer in Utah"
1966-1994
4 10
"Cancer in Utah" article references

III:  Mormon related articlesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
"Mormons and (other?) Christians" coments
5 2
"Dietary intake and colon cancer: sex- and anatomic site-specific associations"
1989
5 3
"Coffee drinking and the risk of bladder cancer"
1983
5 4
"Coffee Consumption and the Risk of Cancer of the Exocrine Pancreas: A Case-Control Study in a Low-Risk Population"
1992
5 5
"Nutritional Epidemiology: A Research Approach"
5 6
"Neonatal Mortality in Utah"
1982
5 7
"Alcohol and Cancer" letter
1976
5 8
"Cancer Causes and Control"
March, 1994
5 9
"The Journal of Collegium Aesculapium"
June, 1984
5 10
"Colon Cancer in a Low-Risk Population"
1978
5 11
"Medicine Learns from the Mormons"
1990
5 12
Cancer rates in mormons literature
5 13
Ratios of LDS deaths to Utah deaths
1965-1971

IV:  Environmental factors and cancerReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
i: Air pollution
Box Folder
6 1
"The Health Effects of PM-10 Air Pollution in Utah County, Utah"
1993
6 2
"Daily mortality and exposure to PM-10 air pollution: a comparison of Salt Lake and Utah counties"
1985-1993
6 3
"A Comparison of Indoor/Outdoor PM-10 Concentrations Measured at Three Hospitals and a Centrally Located Monitor in Utah"
6 4
"RSV and the Risk of Hospitalization in Children" presentation
6 5
ACOEM presentation source material
1998
6 6
"Cancer Clustering aroud Point Sources of Pollution: Assessment by a Case-Control Methodology"
1981
6 7
"Chronic lymphocytic leukemia in relation to chemical exposures"
1989
6 8
"Cigarette Smoking: Risk Factor for Premature aFacial Wrinkling"
1991
6 9
"Archives of Environmental Health"
May/June, 1993
6 10
"Management of Upper respiratory Tract Infections by Telephone"
1994
ii: Herriman lead and arsenic study
Box Folder
6 11
"Environmental and human health lead and arsenic exposure study Butterfield Creek/Herriman area" presentation
1998
6 12
"Environmental and human health lead and arsenic study Butterfield Creek/Herriman are" study
1998
6 13
Summary data for blood/lead monitoring program
1998
6 14
Herriman lead study financial records
1998
6 15
Presentation to Herriman City Council
1998
6 16
Herriman lead study training materials
1998

V:  Other topicsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
"Noncontraceptive Estrogen Use and the Occurence of Ovarian Cancer"
1982
7 2
"The Role of Family History in Risk of Childhood Brain Tumors"
1994
7 3
"Epidemiology of the M-component immunoglobulin types of multiple myeloma"
1993
7 4
"Hysterectomy and Uterine Cancer Rates"
1976
7 5
"Methodological Issues in Epidemiological Studies of Diet and Cancer"
1983
7 6
"Efficacy of Cervical Cytologic Screening in the Control of Cervical Cancer"
1977
7 7
"The incidence of iliac, femoral, and popliteal artery aneurysms in hospitalized patients"
1995
7 8
Reviewer's listing - American Journal of Epidemiology
7 9
Society of Epidemiologic Research correspondence and minutes
1988-1990
7 10
"Errors and biases in the diagnosis of cancer of the lung and their influence on the risk estimates"
2000
7 11
"Proportional Mortality Among Alcoholics"
1975
7 12
"Use of relational database on the health and radon case-control study"
1990
7 13
"Effect on risk estimates from using proxy respondents in a case-control study"
7 14
Epidemiology presentation
1997
7 15
"Antigenic stimulation and the occurence of multiple myeloma"
1987
7 16
"Association of obesity and ovarian cancer in a case-control study"
1988
7 17
"Childhood brain tumor: presentation at a younger age is associated with a family tumor history"
1990
7 18
"Characteristics Relating to Ovarian Cancer Risk: Collaborative Analysis of 12 US Case-Control Studies"
1992
7 19
"Breast Cancer and Reproductive History from Genealogical Data"
1980
7 20
"Energy Intake: Its Relationship to Colon Cancer Risk"
1987
7 21
"Nasopharyngeal Cancer in a Low-Risk Population: Defining Risk Factors by Histological Type"
1996
7 22
"Compared to what? Finding controls for case-control studies"
2005
7 23
"Studying Human Fertility and Environmental Exposures" article and correspondence
2004
7 24
"Cellular Phone Use and Brain Tumor: A Meta-Analysis"
2007
7 25
"Maternal Exposure to N-Nitrostable Drugs as a Risk Factor for Childhood Brain Tumors"
1995
7 26
Letters from Grandma Hoff
7 27
Letters from Natalee Lyon
7 28
Colorado Cancer Data
1960s-1970s
7 29
"Neonatal Mortality in Utah"
1982
7 30
Data tree for fertility study
7 31
Social Services data request
1979

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Nuclear weapons testing victims--West (U.S.)
  • Nuclear weapons--Testing--Health aspects
  • Radiation--Health aspects--West (U.S.)
  • Radioactive fallout--Health aspects--West (U.S.)

Personal Names

  • Lyon, Joseph L., 1939- --Archives