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Andrew Hunter Dowdy, American physician. Recipient Certificate of Appreciation for work on gas gangrene United States Army-Navy, 1948. Diplomate American Board Radiology (certificate of appreciation 1963), Pan-American Medical Association.


Dowdy, Andrew Hunter was born on November 24, 1904 in Longwood, Missouri, United States. Son of Nathaniel M. and Emma (Patterson) Dowdy.


Bachelor of Arts, Central College, 1929. Doctor of Medicine Washington University, 1931. Doctor of Science, Central College, 1957.


Intern internal medicine Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, 1931-1934, intern radiology 1934-1936, resident radiology, 1936-1937. Instructor, later professor, department chairman radiology, chief radiologist school medicine and dentistry U. Rochester, 1937-1948, director Atomic Energy Commission project, 1946-1948. Director Manhattan project, 1943-1946.

Department chairman radiology school medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 1948-1966, professor, from 1948, emeritus, chief radiation biology div. Atomic Energy Commission 1948-1955, consultant, 1955-1962.


  • Other Work

    • Author many publications in field cancer theraphy and research, radiology and radiation biology.


Member panel appraisers Handbook Biological Data, 1950. Member radiological safety advising committee California State Disaster Council, 1950-1956, chairman subcommittee radiation exposure. Member civil defense California State Evaluation Board 1951-1955.

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College Radiology (gold medal 1970). Member American Thermographic Society (charter), nat., state, local general and special medical associations.


Married Helen M. Brandes, August 28, 1930. Children: Andrew Hunter, Robert Alan.

Nathaniel M. Dowdy

Emma (Patterson) Dowdy

Helen M. Brandes

Andrew Hunter Dowdy

Robert Alan Dowdy