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Charles Little Dunham, American physician. Recipient United States Atomic Energy Commission Distinguished Service award, 1957.


Dunham, Charles Little was born on December 28, 1906 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of William Huse and Margaret (Little) Dunham.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1929. Doctor of Medicine University of Chicago (Rush), 1933.


Intern internal medicine University of Chicago Clinics, 1933-1934. Assistant resident medicine New Haven Hospital, 1934-1935. Assistant, school medicine, University of Chicago, 1936-1943, instructor, 1943-1946, assistant professor medicine, 1946-1949.

Assistant chief medical branch Atomic Energy Commission, 1949-1950, chief medical branch, div. biology and medicine, 1950-1954, deputy director div., 1954, director, 1955-1967. Chairman div. medical science National Academy Sciences-National Research Council, Washington, 1967-1972.


Member National Council on Radiation Protection, 1965-1973, World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Radiation. Served as captain Medical Corps, United States Army, 1943-1946. Member Society Nuclear Medicine, American Medical Association, New York Academy Science, American Nuclear Society, Health Physics Society (director 1964-1967), Radiological Society N. American, American Rheumatism Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Radiation Research Society (president 1969-1970), Academy Medicine Washington, Institute Medicine Chicago, Sigma Xi, Nu Sigma Nu, Delta Kappa Epsilon.

Clubs: Cosmos, International (Washington).


Married Lucia Elizabeth Jordan, June 22, 1932. Children: George Stuart, Carol Jordan, Sara Gale.

William Huse Dunham

Margaret (Little) Dunham

Lucia Elizabeth Jordan

George Stuart Dunham

Carol Jordan Dunham

Sara Gale Dunham