American Roentgen Ray Society records, 1913-1952 (inclusive), 1932-1941 (bulk). H MS c293

Description

The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) was organized as the Roentgen Society of the United States in 1900, in St. Louis, Missouri. It was the first organized society dedicated to studying and applying Roentgen rays (commonly called x-rays) and to advancing medicine through the science of radiology and its allied sciences The group became the Roentgen Society of America in 1901 and the American Roentgen Ray Society in 1902, when membership was opened to Canadians. The ARRS celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1950 and its centennial in 2000. It is the oldest organized radiology society in the United States. Headquartered in Leesburg, Virginia, ARRS holds an annual meeting, publishes the monthly American Journal of Radiology (previously American Journal of Radiology), and offers continuing medical education credits to its members along with scholarships and fellowships to students of radiology.
The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) records, 1913-1952 (inclusive), 1932-1941 (bulk), principally consist of correspondence generated as a product of routine ARRS administration and member activities during the 1930s and early 1940s.The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between elected members of ARRS administration, including the Executive Council, Secretary, and President of the organization. Also included are copies of the ARRS constitution and by-laws; a bound copy of ARRS Transactions from 1905; Executive Council meeting minutes; Board of Censors actions taken against individual members; membership and conference attendance directories and lists; and assorted records that illustrate ARRS’s work with other scientific societies and organizations, including the American College of Radiology, the American Board of Radiology, and the American Standards Association. The ARRS was also involved in the work of the Inter-Society Committee on Radiology, a group dedicated to studying the position of radiology and radiologists in hospitals and medical care facilities. Subjects include the planning of ARRS conferences, including choice of city and hotel, and correspondence between presenters and discussants for individual sessions. Additionally, there is correspondence concerning the American Journal of Radiology, including work with the publisher and voting correspondence regarding the disposal of back issues of the journal. Also included is correspondence concerning members, including the admission of new members and proceedings against delinquent members.

Items in the American Roentgen Ray Society records, 1913-1952 (inclusive), 1932-1941 (bulk). H MS c293 Collection

The American Roentgen Ray Society was established in 1900 to advance knowledge of practical work with the recently discovered X-ray. It is the first and the oldest society devoted to radiology in the country. A stenographer present during the…

The American Roentgen Ray Society was established in 1900 to advance knowledge of practical work with the recently discovered X-ray. It is the first and the oldest society devoted to radiology in the country. Many of the papers and comments concern…

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