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Jay M. Arena Papers

Collection Number: MC.0003

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Estimated Extent: 29.00 linear feet
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.
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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.

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

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Series: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1964-1992expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Collection Overview
Contains annual reports, correspondence, meetings, organizational records, public relations material, 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. Records are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically, within each subseries and date from 1964-1992.
Subseries: Annual Reports, 1965-1970
Box 1
Annual Reports, 1965-1967
Annual Report, 1968
Annual Report, 1969
Annual Report, 1970
Chapter Annual Reports, 1970
Subseries: Correspondence, 1967-1972
Box 1
Applebaum, Palmisano, 1967-1970
Crook, William, 1969
Correspondence, 1968
Correspondence, 1969
Correspondence, January-July 1970
Correspondence, August-October 1970
Correspondence, November-December 1970
Nebraska chapter, 1972
Subseries: Meetings, Committees, and Councils, 1965-1992
Box 1
39th Annual Meeting (17-22 October 1970), 1970
40th Annual Meeting (10-22 October 1971), 1971
43rd Annual Meeting (21 October 1974), 1974
44th Annual Meeting (18-23 October 1975), 1974-1975
45th Annual Meeting (16-21 October 1976), 1976
46th Annual Meeting (5-10 November 1977), 1977
Ad Hoc Committee on Academy Publications and Family Planning, 1967-1968
Ad Hoc Committee on Goals in Medical Education, 1968-1969
Ad Hoc Committee on Health Education of the Public, undated
Advisory Committee of the Executive Board on Committees (15 June 1971), 1971
Bioethics Conferences, 1979-1992
Chapter Meetings, 1970-1973
Committee on Committees, 1970-1971
Committee on Purpose, Policy, and Structure Meeting (10-11 June 1972), 1972
Committee on Youth, 1972
Conference on the Susceptibility of the Fetus and Child to Chemical Pollutants (11-13 June 1973), 1973
Council on Pediatric Practice (9-10 January 1970), 1970-1972
District I Committee Meeting (12-13 May 1972), 1972
District IV Committee Meeting (29 January 1970), 1969-1971
District IV Committee Meeting (22 January 1971), 1970-1971
District IV Meeting (18-19 May 1972), 1972
Box 2
District IV Regional Meeting on the Delivery of Health Care to Children (30-31 January 1970), 1967-1971
District V Committee Meeting (18 February 1972), 1972
District VIII Committee Meeting (10-13 December 1971), 1971
Drug Committee Meeting (9-11 June 1971), 1971
Eastern Regional Workshop on Pediatric Nurse Associate Programs (14-15 June 1971), 1971
Executive Board Meeting (25-27 June 1970), 1970
Executive Board Meeting (14-17 October 1970), 1970
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (17-18 June 1971), June 1971
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (13-16 October 1971) (folder 1 of 2), October 1971
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (13-16 October 1971) (folder 2 of 2), October 1971
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (20-22 April 1972) (folder 1 of 2), April 1972
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (20-22 April 1972) (folder 2 of 2), April 1972
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (30 June 1972) (folder 1 of 2), June 1972
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (30 June 1972) (folder 2 of 2), June 1972
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (11-13 October 1972) (folder 1 of 2), October 1972
Executive Board Meeting Agenda (11-13 October 1972) (folder 2 of 2), October 1972
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (14-21 October 1970), October 1970
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (14-17 April 1971), April 1971
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (17-18 June 1971), June 1971
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (20-26 April 1972), April 1972
Box 3
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (30 June 1972), June 1972
Executive Board Meeting Minutes (11-13 October 1972), October 1972
Executive Board Retreat (26-27 August 1972), 1972
Executive Board Supplemental Agenda, Office of Allied Health Manpower (21 April 1972), April 1972
Executive Committee Meeting (11 March 1971), 1971
Executive Committee Meeting (14-19 June 1971), 1969-1971
Executive Committee Meeting (21 January 1972), 1971-1972
Long Range Planning Meetings, 1970-1971
Medical Meeting of the Secretaria de Comunicaociones y Transportes (5-11 June 1972), 1972
Nominating Committee Meeting (17 October 1971), 1971
Nutrition Committee, 1972
Office of Allied Health Manpower, 1971
Pediatric Manpower Committee, 1971-1972
Section on Community Pediatrics, 1969-1971
Self-Assessment Committee, 1968-1969
Senate Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriations Committee testimony, 1972-1973
Special Committees, 1965-1968
Speech at District Meetings, undated
Spring Meeting (13-15 April 1970), 1969-1970
Spring Session (19-21 April 1971), 1971
Spring Session (16-27 April 1972), 1972
Spring Session (9-12 April 1973), 1973
Spring Session (11-15 April 1976), 1976
Subseries: Organizational Records, 1964-1978
Box 3
Candidates for Fellowship, 1969-1970
Catalog of Selected Films on Pediatrics and Child Health, 1970
Expenses, 1964-1972
Fellowship list, 1969
Form letters, 1969-1970
Internal Business Affairs, November 1970
Internal Business Affairs, December 1970
Internal Business Affairs, January 1971
Internal Business Affairs, February 1971
Internal Business Affairs, March 1971
Internal Business Affairs, April 1971
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs, May 1971
Internal Business Affairs, June 1971
Internal Business Affairs, July 1971
Internal Business Affairs, August 1971
Internal Business Affairs, September 1971
Internal Business Affairs, October 1971
Internal Business Affairs, November 1971
Internal Business Affairs, December 1971
Internal Business Affairs, January 1972
Internal Business Affairs, February 1972
Internal Business Affairs (folder 1 of 2), March 1972
Internal Business Affairs (folder 2 of 2), March 1972
Internal Business Affairs, April 1972
Internal Business Affairs (folder 1 of 2), May 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs (folder 2 of 2), May 1972
Internal Business Affairs (folder 1 of 2), June 1972
Internal Business Affairs (folder 2 of 2), June 1972
Internal Business Affairs (folder 1 of 2), July 1972
Internal Business Affairs (folder 2 of 2), July 1972
Internal Business Affairs (folder 1 of 3), August 1972
Internal Business Affairs (folder 2 of 3), August 1972
Internal Business Affairs (folder 3 of 3), August 1972
Internal Business Affairs, September 1972
Internal Business Affairs, October 1972
Internal Business Affairs, November 1972
Internal Business Affairs, December 1972
Internal Business Affairs, January 1973
Internal Business Affairs, February 1973
Internal Business Affairs, March 1973
Internal Business Affairs, April 1973
Internal Business Affairs, May 1973
Internal Business Affairs, June 1973
Box 6
Internal Business Affairs, July-September 1973
Internal Business Affairs, October-November 1973
Internal Business Affairs, December 1973
Internal Business Affairs, January-March 1974
Internal Business Affairs, April-June 1974
Internal Business Affairs, July-September 1974
Internal Business Affairs, October-December 1974
Internal Business Affairs, January-March 1975
Internal Business Affairs, April-June 1975
Internal Business Affairs, July 1975
Internal Business Affairs, October-December 1975
Internal Business Affairs, 1976
Internal Business Affairs, 1977
Internal Business Affairs, 1978
Nominations and suggestions, 1969
Subseries: Printed Material, 1968-1969
Box 6
Chapter Newsletters, 1969
Newsletters and press releases, 1968-1969
Subseries: Subject files, 1966-1975
Box 6
Action for Children's Television, 1972-1975
Anderson Aldrich Award, 1970-1971
Boric acid, 1972
Child care legislation, 1971
Family practice residency program, 1970-1971
Green safety lady doll, 1972
Health legislation, 1971
Post-graduate courses, 1966-1969
Project Head Start, 1968-1970

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Series: American Medical Association, 1955-1978expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Collection Overview
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. The records are arranged chronologically and date from 1955 to 1978.
Box 6
Interspecialty Committee/Council, 1970-1973
Interspecialty Committee/Council, 1974-1978
Box 7
Peer Review Committee, 1971-1972
Peer Review Committee, 1972-1978
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 1, 1955
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 2, 1956-1957
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 3, 1958
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 4, 1959

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Series: Davison of Duke Manuscripts Materials, 1932-1980expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Collection Overview
Contains biographical material collected by Arena on Wilburt Cornell Davison. The records include manuscript material for "Davison of Duke," of which Arena served as editor; correspondence; clippings; publications; tributes; and other biographical material 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). This series is arranged alphabetically, then chronologically and date from 1932-1980.
Box 7
Clippings, 1956-1961
Clippings, 1972
Correspondence, 1932-1957
Correspondence, 1958-1959
Correspondence, 1960-1961
Correspondence, 1962-1969
Box 8
Correspondence, 1971-1980
"Davison of Duke: His Reminiscences" (edited by Jay M. Arena and John P. McGovern), undated
Davison, Wiburt Cornell; Biographical material, 1960
Davison, Wiburt Cornell; Memorials and tributes, 1958-1972
Davison, Wiburt Cornell; Writings and publications, 1941-1966
"Duke's Mixture: Davison's Saga" (by Jay M. Arena), 1960-1968
Duke School of Medicine; 25th anniversary, 1955
Duke School of Medicine; 1961 Triennial Reunion and symposium "The Commonwealth of Children" honoring W. C. Davison, 1961
Duke School of Medicine; Dean's Column, 1953
Duke School of Medicine; Faculty and student information, 1961-1963
Hospital Care Association, circa 1950-1959, 1960
"Medicine at Trinity" (dissertation by James F. Gifford Jr.), 1967
Notes, undated
Printed material; Journals and bulletins, 1959-1969
Printed material; Newsletters, 1956-1980
Printed material; Other, 1958-1972

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Series: Subject Files, 1931-1995expand/collapseExpand/collapse

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

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Series: Publications, Reprints, and Manuscript Materials, 1935-circa 1989expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Collection Overview
Contains publications, reprints, and manuscript material for articles authored by Arena. Folders in the Manuscripts Material subseries are arranged alphabetically. Folders in the Publications and Reprints subseries are arranged chronologically. The inclusive dates for the collection are 1935-circa 1989.
Subseries: Manuscript Materials, 1970-circa 1989
Box 11
"Child Safety is No Accident" Manuscript materials, First copy, circa 1984-1989
"Child Safety is No Accident" Manuscript materials, Second Copy, circa 1982-1983
"Child Safety is No Accident," Part 1 (folder 1 of 2), undated
"Child Safety is No Accident," Part 1 (folder 2 of 2), undated
"Child Safety is No Accident," Part 2 (folder 1 of 2), undated
"Child Safety is No Accident," Part 2 (folder 2 of 2), undated
"Current Controversies in the Management of Acute Poisoning" Manuscript materials, circa 1980-1989
"Drugs and Chemical Effects on Mother and Child", undated
Box 12
"Drugs and Chemical Excreted in Breast Milk", circa 1983-1984
Duke Pediatrics, Historical accounts, 1970-1972
"Impact of Food and Water Contamination on Gestation and Infant Growth", circa 1988
Prudential Insurance article, 1974
Subseries: Publications and Reprints, 1935-1979
Box 12
Publications and reprints, 1935-1963
Publications and reprints, 1964-1972
Publications and reprints, 1973-1979
Publications and reprints, undated
Publishers-Hall syndicate articles for Pediatrics column, 1972-1974

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Series: American Association of Poison Control Centers, 1957-1972expand/collapseExpand/collapse

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

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Series: Duke Poison Control Center Records, 1951-1984expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Collection Overview
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. This series is arranged alphabetically and date from 1951-1984.
Subseries: Correspondence, 1963-1978
Box 12
American Academy of Clinical Toxicology; Comstock, Eric, 1968-1970
Correspondence, 1963-1978
Subseries: Meetings, 1968-1979
Box 12
8th Annual National Poison Prevention Week (16-22 March 1969), 1969
9th Annual National Poison Prevention Week (15 March 1970), 1969
10th Annual National Poison Prevention Week (1971), 1970
Box 18
10th Annual National Poison Prevention Week certificate, 1971
Box 12
American Academy of Clinical Toxicology annual meetings, 1968-1972
Continuing Education lecture, Nash General Hospital (13 January 1975), 1974-1975
Department of Toxicology lecture, Indiana University (3 May 1974), 1973
Information for Poison Centers meeting, National Library of Medicine (17-18 May 1979), 1979
Poison Control Centers workshop, University of North Carolina School of Public Health (1-2 April 1974), 1974
Subseries: Publications, 1954-1976
Box 12
"A Guide to Poisonous Plants," Merck Sharp and Dohme, 1971
"Consultant" articles, 1974-1976
"Fatal Thallium Poisoning: A Plea for A Safer Pesticide Replacement", 1965
"Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine", 1974
Annual reports, 1954-1971
SuperSafe Testing Protocol and Results, 19 September 1974
Subseries: Poison Reference Files, 1951-1984
Box 12
Activated charcoal, 1972-1975
Box 13
Agricultural products, 1970
Anthralin, 1970
Apomorphine, 1972
Aspirin, 1970-1976
Bismuth subgallate, 1975
Camphor, 1977-1984
Carbon monoxide, 1972-1976
Caustics, 1976
Chlorine dioxide, 1969
Chlorophenothane (DDT), 1970-1975
Christmas ornaments, 1972
Cosmetics, 1973
Duke Poison Control Center development, Meditel data, 1974-1979
Duke toxicology committee development, 1976-1977
Ethanol, undated
First Steps Poison Control kit development, Scientific and Regulatory Services Consulting, Inc., 1974-1976
Fluoride, 1972
Food additives, 1972
Food poisoning, 1973
Freon, 1971
Grant proposals, 1963-1969
Household cleaning products, 1970-1975
Ipecac, 1964-1976
Iron toxicity, 1972-1976
Kerosene, 1960-1973
Lead, 1973-1975
Lye, 1951-1967
Marijuana, 1978
Mercuric chloride, 1971
Mercury, 1970-1976
Methyl chloroform, 1976
Methyl salicylate, 1971
Methylene chloride, 1969
Nyquil, 1975
Overdoses, 1970-1973
Pesticides and insecticides, 1970-1975
Petroleum distillates, 1971-1978
Plant labeling, 1974-1978
Poison prevention, 1970-1975
Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1969 (S. 2162), 1969-1970
Poisonous plants, 1970-1976
Salt, 1971-1976
Snakes, 1975-1976
Stings, 1970-1972
Toxicity levels, 1956-1957
ToxiFile, 1979
Triangle Universities Consortium On Air Pollution, 1970
Tricyclic Amines, 1973
Turpentine, 1975
Vitamins, 1971-1973

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Series: American Medical Association Delegation to People's Republic of China, circa 1969-1987expand/collapseExpand/collapse

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

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Series: Duke Children's Classic, 1974-1995expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Collection Overview
This series contains material documenting Arena's participation in the Duke Children's Classic (DCC). It includes correspondence, public relations material, 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). Folders are arranged chronologically and date from 1974-1995.
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1974
Duke Children's Classic, 1974-1975
Duke Children's Classic (folder 1 of 2), 1976
Duke Children's Classic (folder 2 of 2), 1976
Duke Children's Classic, 1976-1977
Duke Children's Classic (folder 1 of 2), 1977-1978
Duke Children's Classic (folder 2 of 2), 1977-1978
Duke Children's Classic, 1979-1980
Duke Children's Classic, 1981
Duke Children's Classic, 1982-1983
Box 18
Duke Children's Classic, 1982-1983
Box 14
Duke Children's Classic, 1984-1985
Duke Children's Classic, 1987-1990
Duke Children's Classic, 1991-1992
Duke Children's Classic, 1993
Duke Children's Classic, 1994-1995

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Series: Personal Papers/Biographical Material, 1931-1995expand/collapseExpand/collapse

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

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Series: Correspondence, 1963-1995expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Collection Overview
The bulk of this series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence pertaining to Arena's professional career. There is a small amount of personal correspondence. Folders are arranged chronologically and date from 1963-1995.
Box 15
Correspondence, 1963-1971
Correspondence, 1982-1984
Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1985
Correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1985
Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1986
Correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1986
Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1987
Correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1987
Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1988
Correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1988
Correspondence, 1989
Correspondence, 1990
Correspondence, 1991
Correspondence, 1992
Correspondence, 1993
Correspondence, 1994
Correspondence, 1995
Correspondence, undated

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"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."

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