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Lee Edward Farr, American Physician ( hlth: medical, Writ.)physician. Recipient Mead Johnson award for pediatric research, 1940, Gold Cross Order of Phoenix, Greece, 1960, Verdienstkreuz1st class Federal Republic Germany, 1963; named Community Leader in American, 1969, Distinguished Alumni Yale University Medical School, 1989. Diplomate National Board Medical Examiners, American Board Pediatrics.


Farr, Lee Edward was born on October 13, 1907 in Albuquerque. Son of Edward and Mabel (Heyn) Farr.


Bachelor of Science, Yale University, 1929. Doctor of Medicine, Yale University, 1933.


Assistant pediatrics School Medicine, Yale University, 1933—1934. Assistant medicine Hospital of Rockefeller Institute Medical Research, 1934—1937, associate medicine, 1937—1940. Director research Alfred I. duPont Institute Nemours Foundation, Wilmington, Delaware, 1940—1949.

Visiting associate professor pediatrics School Medicine, University Pennsylvania, 1940—1949. Medical director Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1948—1962. Professor nuclear medicine University Texas Postgraduate Medical School, 1962—1964.

Professor nuclear and environmental medicine Graduate School Bio-Medical Sciences, University Texas, Houston, 1965—1968. Chief section nuclear medicine University Texas-M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 1962—1967. Professor environmental health University Texas School Public Health, Houston, 1967—1968.

Head disaster health services California Department Health, 1968, chief emergency health services unit, 1968—1970, 1st chief bureau emergency medical services, 1970—1973. Lippitt lecturer Marquette University, 1941. Sommers Memorial lecturer University Oregon School Medical, Portland, 1960.

Gordon Wilson lecturer American Clinical and Climatological Association, 1956. Sigma Xi national lecturer, 1952—1953. Guest scientist Institut fur Medizinder Kernorschungsanlage, Julich, Germany, 1966.

Brookhaven National Laboratory lecturer, 90. With United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, captain Medical Corps United States Naval Reserve, retired United States Naval Reserve.


  • Diplomate National Board Medical Examiners, American Board Pediatrics.


  • Other Work

    • Author: articles on nuclear medicine, protein metabolism, emergency medical services radioactivee and chemical environmental contaminants, environmental noise.


Member National Research Council advisory committee Naval Medical Reserve, 1953-1968. Chairman National Research Council advisory committee Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission, 1953-1968. Member advisory committee Naval Reserve to Secretary of Navy and CNO, 1968-1972.

National Research Council advisory committee on medicine and surgery, 1965-1966, executive committee, 1962-1965. Naval Research Mission to Formosa, 1953. Technical adviser United States delegation to Geneva International Conference for Peaceful Uses Atomic Energy, 1955.

Member New York Advisory Committee Atomic Energy, 1956-1959. Member cholera commission Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Conference, Bangkok, 1960. Member California Governor's Ad Hoc Committee Emergency Health Service, 1968-1969.

Member science advisory board Gorgas Memorial Institute, 1967-1972. Numerous other science advisory boards, panels. Consultant TRW Systems, Inc., 1966-1970, Consolidated Petroleum Company, Beverly Hills, 1946-1970.

Member alumni board Yale University, 1962-1965, member alumni fund, 1966-1976, agent alumni fund, 1994-1996, with 1929 class council 1994-1996. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society Arts, American Academy Pediatrics, New York Academy of Sciences, Royal Society Health, American College Nuclear Medicine (distinguished fellow). Member Society Pediatric Research, Society Experimental Biology, Harvey Society, American Pediatric Society, Society Experimental Pathology, American Society Clinical Investigation, Radiation Research Society, American Medical Association (member council on science assembly 1960-1970, chairman 1968-1970), Medical Society Athens (honorary), Alameda County Medical Association, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Sigma Kappa, Nu Sigma Nu, Alpha Chi Sigma, Commonwealth Club (San Francisco).


Married Anne Ritter, December 28, 1936 (deceased). Children: Charles E., Susan A., Frances A. Married Miriam Kirk, January 12, 1985.

Edward Farr

Mabel (Heyn) Farr

Anne Ritter

Miriam Kirk

Charles E. Farr

Susan A. Farr

Frances A. Farr