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Guide to the Jay M. Arena Papers, 1931-1995 (MC.0003)

Abstract

Contains the professional papers of Jay Morris Arena (1909-1996), professor of pediatrics and community health and director of the Duke Poison Control Center. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, minutes, reprints, newsletters, clippings, programs, certificates, photographs, biographical materials, and manuscript materials. Major correspondents include Wilburt Cornell Davison, Atala Davison, Talmage Peele, Thomas Thweatt Jones and members of the Duke Children's Classic advisory group. Major subjects include Duke University Hospital, pediatrics, accidental poisoning in children, poisoning prevention and safety measures, poisoning case studies, treatment of poisoning, poison control centers, American Academy of Pediatrics, Duke Poison Control Center, and pediatrics in China. Materials range in date from 1931 to 1995.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0003
Title
Jay M. Arena Papers
Date
1931-1995
Creator
Arena, Jay M.
Extent
26 Linear Feet (17 cartons, 1 flat box)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

Collection Overview

Contains correspondence, reports, minutes, reprints, newsletters, clippings, programs, certificates, photographs, biographical materials, and manuscript materials pertaining to the career of Jay Morris Arena. Materials range in date from 1931-1995.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1964-1992; American Medical Association, 1955-1978; Davison of Duke Manuscripts Materials, 1932-1980; Lawsuits, Expert Witness, and Consulting Files-RESTRICTED, 1959-1980; Subject Files, 1931-1995; Publications, Reprints, and Manuscript Materials, 1935-circa 1989; American Association of Poison Control Centers, 1957-1972; Duke Poison Control Center Records, 1951-1984; American Medical Association Delegation to People's Republic of China, circa 1969-1987; Duke Children's Classic, 1974-1995; Personal/Biographical, 1931-1995; Correspondence, 1963-1995.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.

Collection must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. American Academy of Pediatrics, 1964-1992

Contains annual reports, correspondence, meetings, organizational records, public relations materials, and subject files from Arena's time as president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The Meetings, Committees, and Councils subseries contains planning information for the ad hoc, district, and advisory committees, as well as spring sessions and annual meetings for the AAP. This subseries also contains meeting minutes and agendas for executive board meetings. Internal Business Affairs folders contain newsletters and planning notes for various organizational events from 1970-1978. Subject files contain clippings, promotional information, and correspondence for projects that Arena coordinated with other organizations. Materials date from 1964 to 1992.

Annual Reports, 1965-1970

Annual Reports, 1965-1967
Box 1
Annual Report, 1968
Box 1
Annual Report, 1969
Box 1
Annual Report, 1970
Box 1
Chapter Annual Reports, 1970
Box 1

Correspondence, 1967-1972

Applebaum, Palmisano, 1967-1970
Box 1
Crook, William, 1969
Box 1
Correspondence, 1968
Box 1
Correspondence, 1969
Box 1
Correspondence, January-July 1970
Box 1
Correspondence, August-October 1970
Box 1
Correspondence, November-December 1970
Box 1
Nebraska chapter, 1972
Box 1

Meetings, Committees, and Councils, 1965-1992

39th Annual Meeting (17-22 October 1970), 1970
Box 1
40th Annual Meeting (10-22 October 1971), 1971
Box 1
43rd Annual Meeting (21 October 1974), 1974
Box 1
44th Annual Meeting (18-23 October 1975), 1974-1975
Box 1
45th Annual Meeting (16-21 October 1976), 1976
Box 1
46th Annual Meeting (5-10 November 1977), 1977
Box 1
Ad Hoc Committee on Academy Publications and Family Planning, 1967-1968
Box 1
Ad Hoc Committee on Goals in Medical Education, 1968-1969
Box 1
Ad Hoc Committee on Health Education of the Public, undated
Box 1
Advisory Committee of the Executive Board on Committees (15 June 1971), 1971
Box 1
Bioethics Conferences, 1979-1992
Box 1
Chapter Meetings, 1970-1973
Box 1
Committee on Committees, 1970-1971
Box 1
Committee on Purpose, Policy, and Structure Meeting (10-11 June 1972), 1972
Box 1
Committee on Youth, 1972
Box 1
Conference on the Susceptibility of the Fetus and Child to Chemical Pollutants (11-13 June 1973), 1973
Box 1
Council on Pediatric Practice (9-10 January 1970), 1970-1972
Box 1
District I Committee Meeting (12-13 May 1972), 1972
Box 1
District IV Committee Meeting (29 January 1970), 1969-1971
Box 1
District IV Committee Meeting (22 January 1971), 1970-1971
Box 1
District IV Meeting (18-19 May 1972), 1972
Box 1
District IV Regional Meeting on the Delivery of Health Care to Children (30-31 January 1970), 1967-1971
Box 2
District V Committee Meeting (18 February 1972), 1972
Box 2
District VIII Committee Meeting (10-13 December 1971), 1971
Box 2
Drug Committee Meeting (9-11 June 1971), 1971
Box 2
Eastern Regional Workshop on Pediatric Nurse Associate Programs (14-15 June 1971), 1971
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting (25-27 June 1970), 1970
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting (14-17 October 1970), 1970
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (17-18 June 1971), June 1971
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (13-16 October 1971) (folder 1 of 2), October 1971
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (13-16 October 1971) (folder 2 of 2), October 1971
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (20-22 April 1972) (folder 1 of 2), April 1972
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (20-22 April 1972) (folder 2 of 2), April 1972
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (30 June 1972) (folder 1 of 2), June 1972
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (30 June 1972) (folder 2 of 2), June 1972
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (11-13 October 1972) (folder 1 of 2), October 1972
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (11-13 October 1972) (folder 2 of 2), October 1972
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (14-21 October 1970), October 1970
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (14-17 April 1971), April 1971
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (17-18 June 1971), June 1971
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (20-26 April 1972), April 1972
Box 2
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (30 June 1972), June 1972
Box 3
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (11-13 October 1972), October 1972
Box 3
Executive Board Retreat (26-27 August 1972), 1972
Box 3
Executive Board Supplemental Agenda, Office of Allied Health Manpower (21 April 1972), April 1972
Box 3
Executive Committee Meeting (11 March 1971), 1971
Box 3
Executive Committee Meeting (14-19 June 1971), 1969-1971
Box 3
Executive Committee Meeting (21 January 1972), 1971-1972
Box 3
Long Range Planning Meetings, 1970-1971
Box 3
Medical Meeting of the Secretaria de Comunicaociones y Transportes (5-11 June 1972), 1972
Box 3
Nominating Committee Meeting (17 October 1971), 1971
Box 3
Nutrition Committee, 1972
Box 3
Office of Allied Health Manpower, 1971
Box 3
Pediatric Manpower Committee, 1971-1972
Box 3
Section on Community Pediatrics, 1969-1971
Box 3
Self-Assessment Committee, 1968-1969
Box 3
Senate Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriations Committee testimony, 1972-1973
Box 3
Special Committees, 1965-1968
Box 3
Speech at District Meetings, undated
Box 3
Spring Meeting (13-15 April 1970), 1969-1970
Box 3
Spring Session (19-21 April 1971), 1971
Box 3
Spring Session (16-27 April 1972), 1972
Box 3
Spring Session (9-12 April 1973), 1973
Box 3
Spring Session (11-15 April 1976), 1976
Box 3

Organizational Records, 1964-1978

Candidates for Fellowship, 1969-1970
Box 3
Catalog of Selected Films on Pediatrics and Child Health, 1970
Box 3
Expenses, 1964-1972
Box 3
Fellowship list, 1969
Box 3
Form letters, 1969-1970
Box 3
Internal Business Affairs, November 1970
Box 3
Internal Business Affairs, December 1970
Box 3
Internal Business Affairs, January 1971
Box 3
Internal Business Affairs, February 1971
Box 3
Internal Business Affairs, March 1971
Box 3
Internal Business Affairs, April 1971
Box 3
Internal Business Affairs, May 1971
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, June 1971
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, July 1971
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, August 1971
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, September 1971
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, October 1971
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, November 1971
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, December 1971
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, January 1972
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, February 1972
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs (folder 1 of 2), March 1972
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs (folder 2 of 2), March 1972
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, April 1972
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs (folder 1 of 2), May 1972
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs (folder 2 of 2), May 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs (folder 1 of 2), June 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs (folder 2 of 2), June 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs (folder 1 of 2), July 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs (folder 2 of 2), July 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs (folder 1 of 3), August 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs (folder 2 of 3), August 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs (folder 3 of 3), August 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, September 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, October 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, November 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, December 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, January 1973
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, February 1973
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, March 1973
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, April 1973
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, May 1973
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, June 1973
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs, July-September 1973
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, October-November 1973
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, December 1973
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, January-March 1974
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, April-June 1974
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, July-September 1974
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, October-December 1974
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, January-March 1975
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, April-June 1975
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, July 1975
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, October-December 1975
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, 1976
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, 1977
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, 1978
Box 6
Nominations and suggestions, 1969
Box 6

Printed Material, 1968-1969

Chapter Newsletters, 1969
Box 6
Newsletters and press releases, 1968-1969
Box 6

Subject files, 1966-1975

Action for Children's Television, 1972-1975
Box 6
Anderson Aldrich Award, 1970-1971
Box 6
Boric acid, 1972
Box 6
Child care legislation, 1971
Box 6
Family practice residency program, 1970-1971
Box 6
Green safety lady doll, 1972
Box 6
Health legislation, 1971
Box 6
Post-graduate courses, 1966-1969
Box 6
Project Head Start, 1968-1970
Box 6

2. American Medical Association, 1955-1978

Contains correspondence, memoranda, bulletins, and agendas for the following three committees of which Arena was a member: the Interspeciality Committee/Council, Peer Review Committee, and Committee on Toxicology. The Interspeciality Committee/Council and Peer Review Committee folders also contain articles and clippings that pertain to issues addressed by these committees. Materials date from 1955 to 1978.

Interspecialty Committee/Council, 1970-1973
Box 6
Interspecialty Committee/Council, 1974-1978
Box 6
Peer Review Committee, 1971-1972
Box 7
Peer Review Committee, 1972-1978
Box 7
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 1, 1955
Box 7
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 2, 1956-1957
Box 7
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 3, 1958
Box 7
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 4, 1959
Box 7

3. Davison of Duke Manuscripts Materials, 1932-1980

Contains biographical materials collected by Arena on Wilburt Cornell Davison. The records include manuscript materials for "Davison of Duke," of which Arena served as editor; correspondence; clippings; publications; tributes; and other biographical materials relating to Davison's life and career. The correspondence includes incoming and outgoing letters from Wilburt Cornell Davison, Jay M. Arena, Thomas T. Jones, Talmadge Peele, and Sam Agnello, as well as a scriptorium for Mildred Sherwood (1960). Materials date from 1932 to 1980.

Clippings, 1956-1961
Box 7
Clippings, 1972
Box 7
Correspondence, 1932-1957
Box 7
Correspondence, 1958-1959
Box 7
Correspondence, 1960-1961
Box 7
Correspondence, 1962-1969
Box 7
Correspondence, 1971-1980
Box 8
"Davison of Duke: His Reminiscences" (edited by Jay M. Arena and John P. McGovern), undated
Box 8
Davison, Wiburt Cornell; Biographical material, 1960
Box 8
Davison, Wiburt Cornell; Memorials and tributes, 1958-1972
Box 8
Davison, Wiburt Cornell; Writings and publications, 1941-1966
Box 8
"Duke's Mixture: Davison's Saga" (by Jay M. Arena), 1960-1968
Box 8
Duke School of Medicine; 25th anniversary, 1955
Box 8
Duke School of Medicine; 1961 Triennial Reunion and symposium "The Commonwealth of Children" honoring W. C. Davison, 1961
Box 8
Duke School of Medicine; Dean's Column, 1953
Box 8
Duke School of Medicine; Faculty and student information, 1961-1963
Box 8
Hospital Care Association, circa 1950-1959, 1960
Box 8
"Medicine at Trinity" (dissertation by James F. Gifford Jr.), 1967
Box 8
Notes, undated
Box 8
Printed material; Journals and bulletins, 1959-1969
Box 8
Printed material; Newsletters, 1956-1980
Box 8
Printed material; Other, 1958-1972
Box 8

4. Subject Files, 1931-1995

Includes consulting information, correspondence, contracts and agreements, drafts, and correspondence pertaining to publications by Arena, advisory boards Arena participated in, and issues of "Pediatric News" for which Arena wrote a column titled "Then and Now." Materials date from 1931 to 1995.

Abdominal Pain (non function, Kidney), undated
Box 8
Afflick, Lyle; Australia safety medicine bottle, 1974
Box 8
"Alive and Well" Journal (published by Spenco Medical Corporation), 1973-1974
Box 8
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1962-1980
Box 8
Ambulatory pediatrics, 1966-1975
Box 8
American College of Emergency Physicians, 1977-1981
Box 8
American College of Emergency Physicians Committee on Toxicology Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia (1-3 October, 1979), 1979
Box 8
American National Standards Institute Z66 Standards Committee, 1969-1970
Box 8
American National Standards Institute Z66 Standards Committee, 1971
Box 8
American National Standards Institute Z66 Standards Committee, 1972
Box 8
American National Standards Institute Z66 Standards Committee, 1973-1974
Box 8
Aspirin Amendment Conferences (1965 and 1966) (folder 1 of 2), 1955-1973
Box 8
Aspirin Amendment Conferences (1965 and 1966) (folder 2 of 2), 1955-1973
Box 8
Associazione Italo-Latinoamericana Di Tossicologia (Enrico Malizia), 1982
Box 8
Astolfi, Emilio, 1977-1979
Box 8
Atkins, Chet, 1977
Box 8
"Baby Talk" (Pat Irons), 1981-1992
Box 8
Battelle Columbus Laboratory, 1974
Box 8
Becton-Dickson (Jay M. Arena was a consultant), 1971-1972
Box 8
Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1975-1980
Box 8
Book Reviews for Jay M. Arena, 1962-1971
Box 8
Borden Inc., Food Division; James Milligan, 1976
Box 8
Bristol Laboratories, 1967-1981
Box 8
Burroughs Wellcome Company (C. F. Baker); Poison Prevention Project, 1975
Box 8
Centro General de Intoxicaciones; Manuel A. Arellano Parra, 1976-1981
Box 8
Childrens Clinic partnership agreement for the practice of medicine and surgery by Jay M. Arena and A. D. Rice, M.D., 1956-1958
Box 8
CIBA Pharmaceutical Company, 1965-1981
Box 8
CIBA Pharmaceutical Company; Clinical Symposia, 1960-1983
Box 9
"Clinical Medicine" book, 1979-1984
Box 9
"Clinical Pediatrics" journal, 1965-1979
Box 9
Como, Perry (folder 1 of 2), 1951-1994
Box 9
Como, Perry (folder 2 of 2), 1951-1994
Box 9
Community Health Sciences Department, 1966-1969
Box 9
"Consultant" magazine, 1976-1978
Box 9
Council on Family Health (folder 1 of 2), 1970-1981
Box 9
Council on Family Health (folder 2 of 2), 1970-1981
Box 9
Crayon, Water Color and Craft Institute (folder 1 of 2), 1978-1989
Box 9
Crayon, Water Color and Craft Institute (folder 2 of 2), 1978-1989
Box 9
Cruise (Dr. Nicholoson, Chairman), 1963
Box 9
"Current Therapy" book, 1973-1977
Box 9
Desferal-iron poisoning, 1963-1965
Box 9
Double lumen tube, 1964-1965
Box 9
Drackett Company (Drano), 1959-1970
Box 9
"Drug Therapy" journal, 1973-1975
Box 9
"Emergency Medicine" magazine, 1964-1988
Box 9
"Expecting" magazine, 1972
Box 9
Eastern Carolina Emergency Medical Services System, 1978
Box 9
"Essentials of Pharmacology" textbook (edited by John A. Bevan), 1973-1981
Box 9
"Family Circle" magazine, 1974
Box 9
Family Medicine Program at Duke University and Watts Hospital, 1975
Box 9
Federal Trade Commission (May Rae Burns); Poisonous plants in Seattle, Washington, 1975
Box 9
Food and Drug Administration, 1967-1978
Box 9
Food and Drug Administration; Bureau of Drugs, 1975-1981
Box 9
Food and Drug Administration; James L. Goddard, 1966-1968
Box 9
Fulbright Hays Scholarship, 1965-1966
Box 9
Future Homemakers of America, 1973
Box 9
Gellis, Sydney, M.D., 1966
Box 9
Gerber Products Company, 1973-1978
Box 9
Hartman, David, 1976-1978
Box 9
Hazardous Substances Act, 1960-1973
Box 9
"Highlights for Children" magazine; Advisory Board, 1967-1981
Box 9
"Hospital Physician" magazine, 1970-1973
Box 9
International College of Pediatrics (Basel, Switzerland), 1974-1978
Box 9
Jay Arena Endowment Fund and Arena professorship (folder 1 of 2), 1976-1994
Box 10
Jay Arena Endowment Fund and Arena professorship (folder 2 of 2), 1976-1994
Box 10
Johnson and Johnson Research Center, 1974-1977
Box 10
"Journal of Pediatrics", 1970-1978
Box 10
"Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians", 1971
Box 10
"Journal of the American Medical Association", 1973-1978
Box 10
Katz, Samuel, M.D., 1968-1976
Box 10
Kay Chemical Company; A.J. Standen, 1975-1986
Box 10
Klein Company; Infant Safety Films (Charlotte, North Carolina), 1973-1978
Box 10
KPR Information/Media Corporation; Michelle Starr and Richard Bergman, 1981-1982
Box 10
Lederer, Eppie (Ann Landers) (folder 1 of 6), 1974-1995
Box 10
Lederer, Eppie (Ann Landers) (folder 2 of 6), 1974-1995
Box 10
Lederer, Eppie (Ann Landers) (folder 3 of 6), 1974-1995
Box 10
Lederer, Eppie (Ann Landers) (folder 4 of 6), 1974-1995
Box 10
Lederer, Eppie (Ann Landers) (folder 5 of 6), 1974-1995
Box 10
Lederer, Eppie (Ann Landers) (folder 6 of 6), 1974-1995
Box 10
Mead-Johnson Labs, 1975-1981
Box 10
Medical Communications Corporation; E. Walter Scott, 1976-1977
Box 10
"Medical Digest" journal, 1966
Box 10
Medical Focus, Inc., 1972
Box 10
"Medical Letter" journal, 1977-1978
Box 10
"Medical Times" journal, 1978
Box 10
"Medical Tribune" journal, 1963
Box 10
"Medix"; Dave Bell, 1976
Box 10
"Merck Manual"; Merck Sharp and Dohne, 1973
Box 10
"Modern Medicine" journal, 1973-1975
Box 10
"Modern Treatment" magazine, 1966-1972
Box 10
Moravian cookies from Brock-Stroud Company, undated
Box 10
"Mother's Manual" magazine, 1977
Box 10
National Academy of Sciences; Institute of Medicine, 1971
Box 10
National Academy of Sciences; National Research Council, 1975
Box 10
National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc. (NAPNES), 1968-1978
Box 10
National Child Health Council, 1977-1978
Box 10
National health insurance, 1970-1972
Box 10
National Medical Association, 1969-1971
Box 10
National Safety Council, 1961
Box 10
Network for Continuing Medical Education (NCMC); Filming session on Poison Control Center, 1972-1973
Box 10
Norfleet, Dell, 1976-1985
Box 10
"North Carolina Medical Journal", 1979-1995
Box 10
North Carolina Pediatric Society, 1931-1980
Box 10
Over-the-Counter Advisory Group, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1977-1979
Box 10
"The Parents' Almanac" book (edited by Glenn Austin, Julie Oliver, and John C. Richards), 1975
Box 10
Parents Concerned for Hospitalized Children, 1972
Box 10
"Pediatrics" journal, 1969-1978
Box 10
"Pediatric News" (folder 1 of 5), 1966-1991
Box 10
"Pediatric News" (folder 2 of 5), 1966-1991
Box 10
"Pediatric News" (folder 3 of 5), 1966-1991
Box 10
"Pediatric News" (folder 4 of 5), 1966-1991
Box 11
"Pediatric News" (folder 5 of 5), 1966-1991
Box 11
Plough, Inc. (folder 1 of 2), 1964-1987
Box 11
Plough, Inc. (folder 2 of 2), 1964-1987
Box 11
Poisonings and pediatrician responsibility, 1968-1971
Box 11
"Pretty Deadly: Common Plants as Poison"; Film proposal submitted to Jay M. Arena (by unidentified), undated
Box 11
Pro-Life Pediatricians, 1979-1993
Box 11
Proprietary Association [Pisani Talk 9 December 1970], 1959-1979
Box 11
Prudential Insurance Company of America; Philip Worth and Al Derogatis, 1965-1979
Box 11
Raimondi, Luigi (Cardinal), 1966-1973
Box 11
Renzulli, John, 1959-1974
Box 11
"Reportes Medicos" magazine, 1969-1970
Box 11
Retirement of colleagues, 1971-1983
Box 11
Reviews by Jay M. Arena, 1962-1978
Box 11
Roche Laboratories, 1973
Box 11
Ross Laboratories, 1971-1977
Box 11
Rumack, Barry, 1980-1988
Box 11
Rush Award, 1985
Box 11
Sabbatical at the Istituto Clinica Pediatric of the Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore in Rome Italy, 1970-1974
Box 11
Safety closures, 1958-1983
Box 11
Salicylamide versus aspirin, 1958-1973
Box 11
Schvartsman, Samuel, 1977
Box 11
Senior Pediatric Teachers Program, 1972-1976
Box 11
Sheen Award, 1982
Box 11
Steroid therapy of chemical pneumonitis, 1956-1969
Box 11
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, 1972
Box 11
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, 1973
Box 11
Televans Productions; Bob Evans, undated
Box 11
Toddler alarm, 1972
Box 11
Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, 1970-1971
Box 11
Vagnozzi, Egidio (Cardinal), 1966-1973
Box 11
Verhulst, Henry L., 1963-1974
Box 11
Virgil Smirnow Associates, 1980
Box 11
West Virginia University, 1958-1988
Box 11

5. Publications, Reprints, and Manuscript Materials, 1935-circa 1989

Contains publications, reprints, and manuscript materials for articles authored by Arena. Folders in the Manuscripts Materials subseries are arranged alphabetically. Folders in the Publications and Reprints subseries are arranged chronologically. Materials date from 1935 to circa 1989.

Manuscript Materials, 1970-circa 1989

"Child Safety is No Accident" Manuscript materials, First copy, circa 1984-1989
Box 11
"Child Safety is No Accident" Manuscript materials, Second Copy, circa 1982-1983
Box 11
"Child Safety is No Accident," Part 1 (folder 1 of 2), undated
Box 11
"Child Safety is No Accident," Part 1 (folder 2 of 2), undated
Box 11
"Child Safety is No Accident," Part 2 (folder 1 of 2), undated
Box 11
"Child Safety is No Accident," Part 2 (folder 2 of 2), undated
Box 11
"Current Controversies in the Management of Acute Poisoning" Manuscript materials, circa 1980-1989
Box 11
"Drugs and Chemical Effects on Mother and Child", undated
Box 11
"Drugs and Chemical Excreted in Breast Milk", circa 1983-1984
Box 12
Duke Pediatrics, Historical accounts, 1970-1972
Box 12
"Impact of Food and Water Contamination on Gestation and Infant Growth", circa 1988
Box 12
Prudential Insurance article, 1974
Box 12

Publications and Reprints, 1935-1979

Publications and reprints, 1935-1963
Box 12
Publications and reprints, 1964-1972
Box 12
Publications and reprints, 1973-1979
Box 12
Publications and reprints, undated
Box 12
Publishers-Hall syndicate articles for Pediatrics column, 1972-1974
Box 12

6. American Association of Poison Control Centers, 1957-1972

Contains meetings, reports, and correspondence from Arena's time on the founding board of the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Meeting folders contain brochures, agendas, and planning for annual and international meetings. Materials date from 1957 to 1972.

7th Annual Meeting (26 October 1964), 1964
Box 12
8th Annual Meeting (25 October 1965), 1965
Box 12
9th Annual Meeting (24 October 1966), 1966
Box 12
10th Annual Meeting (22-23 October 1967), 1967
Box 12
International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine-3rd Congress (21 September 1967), 1967
Box 12
11th Annual Meeting (20-21 October 1968), 1968
Box 12
International Conference on Poison Control (10 September 1968), 1968
Box 12
National Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse Education and Information (9 October 1968), 1968
Box 12
12th Annual Meeting (20 October 1969), 1969
Box 12
American and European Associations of Poison Control Centers (3-4 June 1969), 1969
Box 12
International Conference on Poison Control (3-4 June 1969), 1969
Box 12
Senate Commerce Committee Testimony-Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1969, 1969
Box 12
National Poison Prevention Week (15-21 March 1970), 1970
Box 12
Drug Surveillance Conference (9 June 1971), 1971
Box 12
Reports, undated
Box 12
Correspondence, 1957-1968
Box 12
Correspondence, 1969
Box 12
Correspondence, 1970-1972
Box 12

7. Duke Poison Control Center Records, 1951-1984

Contains correspondence, meetings, publications, and reference files on poisoning from Arena's time as director of the Duke Poison Control Center. Correspondence includes files with Eric Comstock of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology regarding projects on which the two organizations collaborated. Meeting records chronicle the establishment of National Poison Prevention Week. A piece of legislation with President Nixon's signature officially acknowledging National Poison Prevention Week is an oversized item included in the 10th Annual National Poison Prevention Week folder. Among the reference files are records on accidental poisoning and successful treatments. Materials date from 1951 to 1984.

Correspondence, 1963-1978

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology; Comstock, Eric, 1968-1970
Box 12
Correspondence, 1963-1978
Box 12

Meetings, 1968-1979

8th Annual National Poison Prevention Week (16-22 March 1969), 1969
Box 12
9th Annual National Poison Prevention Week (15 March 1970), 1969
Box 12
10th Annual National Poison Prevention Week (1971), 1970
Box 12
10th Annual National Poison Prevention Week certificate, 1971
Box 18
American Academy of Clinical Toxicology annual meetings, 1968-1972
Box 12
Continuing Education lecture, Nash General Hospital (13 January 1975), 1974-1975
Box 12
Department of Toxicology lecture, Indiana University (3 May 1974), 1973
Box 12
Information for Poison Centers meeting, National Library of Medicine (17-18 May 1979), 1979
Box 12
Poison Control Centers workshop, University of North Carolina School of Public Health (1-2 April 1974), 1974
Box 12

Publications, 1954-1976

"A Guide to Poisonous Plants," Merck Sharp and Dohme, 1971
Box 12
"Consultant" articles, 1974-1976
Box 12
"Fatal Thallium Poisoning: A Plea for A Safer Pesticide Replacement", 1965
Box 12
"Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine", 1974
Box 12
Annual reports, 1954-1971
Box 12
SuperSafe Testing Protocol and Results, 19 September 1974
Box 12

Poison Reference Files, 1951-1984

Activated charcoal, 1972-1975
Box 12
Agricultural products, 1970
Box 13
Anthralin, 1970
Box 13
Apomorphine, 1972
Box 13
Aspirin, 1970-1976
Box 13
Bismuth subgallate, 1975
Box 13
Camphor, 1977-1984
Box 13
Carbon monoxide, 1972-1976
Box 13
Caustics, 1976
Box 13
Chlorine dioxide, 1969
Box 13
Chlorophenothane (DDT), 1970-1975
Box 13
Christmas ornaments, 1972
Box 13
Cosmetics, 1973
Box 13
Duke Poison Control Center development, Meditel data, 1974-1979
Box 13
Duke toxicology committee development, 1976-1977
Box 13
Ethanol, undated
Box 13
First Steps Poison Control kit development, Scientific and Regulatory Services Consulting, Inc., 1974-1976
Box 13
Fluoride, 1972
Box 13
Food additives, 1972
Box 13
Food poisoning, 1973
Box 13
Freon, 1971
Box 13
Grant proposals, 1963-1969
Box 13
Household cleaning products, 1970-1975
Box 13
Ipecac, 1964-1976
Box 13
Iron toxicity, 1972-1976
Box 13
Kerosene, 1960-1973
Box 13
Lead, 1973-1975
Box 13
Lye, 1951-1967
Box 13
Marijuana, 1978
Box 13
Mercuric chloride, 1971
Box 13
Mercury, 1970-1976
Box 13
Methyl chloroform, 1976
Box 13
Methyl salicylate, 1971
Box 13
Methylene chloride, 1969
Box 13
Nyquil, 1975
Box 13
Overdoses, 1970-1973
Box 13
Pesticides and insecticides, 1970-1975
Box 13
Petroleum distillates, 1971-1978
Box 13
Plant labeling, 1974-1978
Box 13
Poison prevention, 1970-1975
Box 13
Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1969 (S. 2162), 1969-1970
Box 13
Poisonous plants, 1970-1976
Box 13
Salt, 1971-1976
Box 13
Snakes, 1975-1976
Box 13
Stings, 1970-1972
Box 13
Toxicity levels, 1956-1957
Box 13
ToxiFile, 1979
Box 13
Triangle Universities Consortium On Air Pollution, 1970
Box 13
Tricyclic Amines, 1973
Box 13
Turpentine, 1975
Box 13
Vitamins, 1971-1973
Box 13

8. American Medical Association Delegation to People's Republic of China, circa 1969-1987

Contains materials related to Arena's 1974 trip to China as part of the American Medical Association Delegation. It includes Arena's itinerary and other planning materials, his observations and travel diary, correspondence, and articles and manuscript materials written on the health of China's Children and other medical topics related to his visit. The correspondence involves both personal correspondence between Arena and Dr. Ma Haitem as well as professional correspondence concerning Arena's trip, the resulting speaking engagements and publications, and health-related research requests covering such topics as acupuncture, child abuse, and hypnotics. This series also contains a number of photographs, slides, and memorabilia collected during Arena's time in Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China. The photographs and slides capture hospital work in China, scenic locations, and group photos. The memorabilia consist of postcards, maps, restaurant menus, and city guides and brochures. The materials date from circa 1969 to 1987, with the bulk falling between 1974 and 1975.

"China Diary," Parts 1 & 2, 1974
Box 13
China tour articles and clippings, 1972-1976
Box 13
China trip planning and itinerary, 1974
Box 13
"China's Children" manuscript materials, 1974-1975
Box 13
"Commentary on China" for "Pediatrics" April Issue, 1975
Box 13
Correspondence concerning China trip, 1973-1980
Box 13
Haitem (Hai-teh), Dr. Ma correspondence, People's Republic of China, 1975-1987
Box 13
Hong Kong/China memorabilia, circa 1974
Box 13
Hong Kong/China photographs and negatives (folder 1 of 2), 1974
Box 13
Hong Kong/China photographs and negatives (folder 2 of 2), 1974
Box 14
"Nutritional Status of China's Children - An Overview" manuscript materials, 1974-1975
Box 14
Report of the Medical Delegation to the People's Republic of China, 1973
Box 14
"Scenes from China" (personal observations), undated
Box 14
Slides; China trip, 1974
Box 14
Slides; General/scenic, 1974
Box 14
Slides; Hospital work in China, 1974
Box 14
Speaking engagements, 1974-1976
Box 14
Speech material, circa 1969-1974
Box 14

9. Duke Children's Classic, 1974-1995

This series contains materials documenting Arena's participation in the Duke Children's Classic (DCC). It includes correspondence, public relations materials, programs, budgets, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to the annual DCC golf tournament (formerly known as Duke Celebrity Golf, Duke Celebrity Pro-Am, and the Children's Cancer Classic). Materials date from 1974 to 1995.

Duke Children's Classic, 1974
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1974-1975
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic (folder 1 of 2), 1976
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic (folder 2 of 2), 1976
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1976-1977
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic (folder 1 of 2), 1977-1978
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic (folder 2 of 2), 1977-1978
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1979-1980
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1981
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1982-1983
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1982-1983
Box 18
Duke Children's Classic, 1984-1985
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1987-1990
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1991-1992
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1993
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1994-1995
Box 14

10. Personal/Biographical, 1931-1995

Includes agreements, certificates and awards, clippings, correspondence, Medical Alumni Weekend records, photographs, press releases, and other materials of a personal nature pertaining to Arena. Materials date from 1931 to 1995.

Agreement between the Duke University School of Medicine and Medical Graduates, 1932
Box 14
Army records, 1950-1956
Box 14
Certificates and awards; Alpha Omega Alpha membership, 1931
Box 18
Certificates and awards; American Medical Association membership, 1989
Box 14
Certificates and awards; Duke University School of Medicine diploma, 1932
Box 14
Certificates and awards; Physician's Recognition Award, 1980
Box 14
Certificates and awards; Watts Hospital certificate, 1969
Box 14
Clippings, 1960-1972
Box 14
Clippings, 1982-1995
Box 14
Clippings, 1958-1970
Box 14
Convocation for the Duke University Medical Center [Jay M. Arena read the Duke Indenture], 1993
Box 14
Correspondence, 1970
Box 14
Damaged car material, 1990
Box 14
Drivers license, 1974-1994
Box 14
Financial records, 1985-1995
Box 14
International Driving Permit, 1963
Box 14
Jay M. Arena interview (by unidentified), undated
Box 14
Medical Alumni Weekend, 1982
Box 14
Medical Alumni Weekend, 1984-1985
Box 14
Memo book, undated
Box 14
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 14
Phi Beta Kappa, 1972
Box 14
Photographic material; Duke Medical School dedication with Dr. Welch et al, undated
Box 14
Photographic material; Duke Pediatric Society, 1952-1958
Box 15
Photographic material; Duke University School of Medicine's first graduating class, 1932
Box 15
Portrait dedication notes, undated
Box 15
Press releases, 1970
Box 15
"Student Life at a New Medical School (Duke) Over One-Half Century Ago" (By Jay M. Arena), 1992
Box 15
Wills [Arena family], 1986
Box 15

11. Correspondence, 1963-1995

The bulk of this series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence pertaining to Arena's professional career. There is a small amount of personal correspondence. Materials date from 1963 to 1995.

Correspondence, 1963-1971
Box 15
Correspondence, 1982-1984
Box 15
Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1985
Box 15
Correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1985
Box 15
Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1986
Box 15
Correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1986
Box 15
Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1987
Box 15
Correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1987
Box 15
Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1988
Box 15
Correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1988
Box 15
Correspondence, 1989
Box 15
Correspondence, 1990
Box 15
Correspondence, 1991
Box 15
Correspondence, 1992
Box 15
Correspondence, 1993
Box 15
Correspondence, 1994
Box 15
Correspondence, 1995
Box 15
Correspondence, undated
Box 15

Biographical Note

Jay Morris Arena was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on March 3, 1909 to Anthony M. and Rose Sandy Arena. He received degrees from West Virginia University (B.A., 1930) and Duke University (M.D., 1932). Arena interned at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York (1932) and later Johns Hopkins Hospital (1932-1933).

Arena joined Duke University in 1933 as a resident at Duke Hospital. Following his residency at Duke, he worked at Vanderbilt University as an instructor in pediatrics, but soon returned to Duke University School of Medicine in 1936 to become an assistant, associate, and finally full professor of pediatrics. Arena was the secretary-treasurer of the Duke Medical Alumni Association. In 1970, Arena was also appointed professor of community health sciences.

He was a preeminent physician in the field of pediatrics and toxicology and has been credited with beginning the first poison control movement in the country. In 1953, Arena founded the Duke Poison Control Center. The center, later directed by Shirley K. Osterhout, provided information to individuals and businesses about the product safety and chronic and acute management of poisoning through referrals, correspondence, and educational speakers.

Later in the 1950s, Arena went beyond the center to persuade drug companies to develop the childproof safety cap for medicine bottles. Many companies were not interested in changing their product for fear of low sales or reputation of not producing a safe drug. But Arena persisted, and with support from Duke University, convinced a number of drug companies to begin using child-proof safety caps. A major success was in the safety closure for children's aspirin: he helped bring about a reduction in the strength of aspirin as well as in the number of tablets per bottle. As a result, the incidence of aspirin poisoning in children during the early 1980s was reduced from 25 percent to less than 5 percent of all poisoning cases.

Arena's interest in poison prevention was due in part to the influence of Dr. Wilburt C. Davison, long-time School of Medicine dean. During the 1930s, the two men had treated children suffering from the unfortunately common and caustic effects of lye poisoning. They kept a reference file on other types of poisoning. The file eventually led to an inventory of treatments for poisoning and helped to develop the Duke Poison Control Center and more than 600 poison control centers across the United States. Arena shared his expertise in poison control throughout the United States by founding and presiding over the American Association of Poison Control Centers, an association to share information between health care centers which provided poison control information.

He was the chair, vice president and president of many divisions of the American Academy of Pediatrics and president of the North Carolina Pediatric Society. He also served on the advisory board of the Council on Family Health and as a member of that group's delegation to the People's Republic of China. During his trips around China, Arena worked with other medical professionals to access the quality of care and evaluate the effectiveness of some traditional treatments as well as implementation of more modern techniques.

Between 1935 and 1979, Arena published approximately 300 articles and pamphlets on poisoning and a variety of pediatric subjects. He was the author, co-author or editor of many books : Poisoning: Toxicology, Symptoms, Treatment (1970, 1974, 1979, 1986), Child Safety is No Accident: A Parents' Handbook of Emergencies (1978), Dangers to Children and Youth: Accidents, Poison, Prevention (1971), Duke's Mixture: Davison's Saga (1968), The Peril in Plants (1970), Poisoning: Chemistry, Symptoms, Treatment (1963), The Treatment of Poisoning (1966), Davison of Duke: His Reminiscences (1980), Human Poisoning from Native and Cultivated Plants (1969, 1974), Pediatric Therapy (1964, 1975, 1980), and Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine (1978). He also served on the editorial board of Clinical Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice News, Highlights for Children, Journal of American College of Emergency Physicians, Nutrition Today, Pediatric Annals, and Pediatric News.

Arena was appointed to serve with various government agencies. He worked with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare with the Poison Control Branch of the Bureau of Medicine in the Division of Hazardous Substances and as an advisor on the Committee on Safety for Children. Arena served as an advisor and member of the United States Product Safety Commission and a chair of the Standards Committee of the National Standards Institute. As an advisory expert on the Accidents and Poison Panel of the International Pediatric Association, Arena was frequently called upon to give expert witness testimony in cases of accidental poisoning, prescription medication problems and corporate responsibility in poisoning cases. He was a member of the National Advisory Committee on Consumer Product Safety. Fraternal organizations memberships included Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Alpha Omega Alpha.

Arena retired from Duke University in 1979. The Jay Arena Fund in Pediatric Pharmacology and Toxicology was established in his honor. He was married to Pauline (Polly) Elizabeth Monteith. Together they had seven children. Arena died in 1996.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jay M. Arena Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Accession A2003.048 (acquired, June 2003), Accession A2008.028 (transferred, May 2008), Accession A2012.068 (transferred, November 2012), Accession A2014.019 (gift by Jeannie Arena Smith, July 2014)

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff; updated by Emily Glenn: February 2004; updated by Dawne Howard Lucas: February 2010, March 2010; reprocessed by Lucy Waldrop, Alex Dowrey, and Astrid Cook-Dail: April 2016

Separated Material

"A2007-083: Negatives, Arena era" have been moved to the Photograph Collection and filed under "Arena, Jay M," "Medicine, Dept. of," and "Medicine, School of, students, class photographs."

Related Material

  • Wilburt C. Davison Papers
  • Photograph Collection
  • Duke Poison Control Center Records
  • Jay M. Arena Oral History Interviews