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Jay M. Arena Papers

Collection Number: MC.0003

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Estimated Extent Estimated Extent: 29.00 linear feet; linear feet4.00 Folders
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 1930 to 1995.
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Materials are restricted due to presence of personal health information. Contact the Medical Center Archivist to begin the use permissions process.
Usage 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.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], Jay M. Arena Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.
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Collection may contain Records of the Board of Trustees of the Duke University Medical Center. These include minutes and supporting documentation of the Board, its Executive Committee, and standing and ad hoc committees, and reports, studies, and the like presented solely to the Board. Records which have been existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, of the Medical Center Board of Trustees.
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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 joinedDuke University in1933 as a resident atDuke 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 ofpediatrics.Arena was the secretary-treasurer of theDuke Medical Alumni Association. In1970,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 theDuke Poison Control Center. The center, later directed byShirley K. Osterhout, provided information to individuals and businesses about the product safety and chronic and acute management ofpoisoningthrough referrals, correspondence, and educational speakers. Later in the1950s, Arena went beyond the center to persuade drug companies to develop thechildproof safety cap formedicine bottles. Many companies were not interested in changing their product for fear of low sales or reputation of not producing a safe drug. ButArena persisted, and with support fromDuke University, convinced a number of drug companies to begin usingchild-proof safety caps. A major success was in the safety closure for children's aspirin: he helped bring about a reduction in the strength ofaspirin as well as in the number of tablets per bottle. As a result, the incidence of aspirinpoisoning 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 ofDr. 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 oflye 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 theDuke 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 theAmerican 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 theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics and president of theNorth Carolina Pediatric Society. He also served on the advisory board of theCouncil on Family Healthand as a member of that group's delegation to the People's Republic ofChina.During his trips aroundChina, 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. Between1935 and1979, Arena published approximately 300articles andpamphlets onpoisoningand a variety of pediatric subjects. He was the author, co-author or editor of manybooks: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), andPrinciples and Practice of Emergency Medicine (1978). He also served on the editorial board ofClinical Pediatrics,Emergency Medicine,Family Practice News,Highlights for Children,Journal of American College of Emergency Physicians,Nutrition Today,Pediatric Annals, andPediatric News Arena was appointed to serve with various government agencies. He worked with theDepartment of Health, Education, and Welfare with thePoison Control Branch of the Bureau of Medicine in the Division of Hazardous Substancesand 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 theNational Standards Institute. As an advisory expert on the Accidents and Poison Panel of theInternational 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 theNational 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. TheJay Arena Fund in Pediatric Pharmacology and Toxicology was established in his honor. He was married toPauline (Polly) Elizabeth Monteith. Together they had seven children. Arena died in 1996.

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Containscorrespondence,reports,minutes,reprints,newsletters,clippings,programs,certificates,photographs,biographical materials, andmanuscript materials pertaining to the career ofJay Morris Arena. Materials range in date from1930-1995.

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Collection Contents

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Series: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1965-1978expand/collapseExpand/collapse

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Containscorrespondence,subject files,reports,memoranda, notes regarding publications and pamphlets, andminutespertaining to theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, of whichJay Arenawas a member of the executive board and president.
Box 1
Ad Hoc Committee on Academy Publications and Family Planning, undated
Ad Hoc Committee on Goals in Medical Education, undated
Ad Hoc Committee on Health Education of the Public, undated
Annual Reports, folder 1, 1965-1970
Annual Reports, folder 2, 1965-1970
Annual Reports, folder 3, 1965-1970
Annual Reports, folder 4, 1965-1970
Candidates for Membership, 1969, 1970
Chapter Annual Reports, 1970
Chapter Meetings, 1970
Chapter Meetings, 1973
Chapter Newsletters, 1969
Committee on Committees, undated
Committee on Youth, undated
Conference on the Susceptibility of the Fetus and Child to Chemical Pollutants correspondence, folder 1, 1968-1970
Conference on the Susceptibility of the Fetus and Child to Chemical Pollutants correspondence, folder 2, 1968-1970
Conference on the Susceptibility of the Fetus and Child to Chemical Pollutants correspondence, folder 3, 1968-1970
Conference on the Susceptibility of the Fetus and Child to Chemical Pollutants correspondence, folder 4, 1968-1970
Conference on the Susceptibility of the Fetus and Child to Chemical Pollutants correspondence, folder 5, 1968-1970
Conference on the Susceptibility of the Fetus and Child to Chemical Pollutants correspondence, folder 6, 1968-1970
Correspondence, Palmisano Applebaum, undated
Correspondence, William Crook, undated
Council on pediatric practice, undated
Expenses, undated
Fellowship list, 1969
Films catalog, undated
Form letters, undated
Meetings, folder 1, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 2, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 3, June 1970-November 1977
Box 2
Meetings, folder 4, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 5, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 6, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 7, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 8, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 9, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 10, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 11, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 12, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 13, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 14, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 15, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 16, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 17, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 18, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 19, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 20, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 21, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 22, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 23, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 24, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 25, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 26, June 1970-November 1977
Meetings, folder 27, June 1970-November 1977
Newsletters and press releases, folder 1, 1968-1969
Newsletters and press releases, folder 2, 1968-1969
Nominations and suggestions, 1969
Nutrition Committee, undated
Office of Allied Health Manpower, undated
Pediatric Manpower Committee, undated
Post-graduate courses, undated
Project Head Start, undated
Section on Community Pediatrics, undated
Self-Assessment Committee, 1968-1969
Special Committee, undated
Speech at district meetings, undated
Spock, Benjamin, Anderson Aldrich Award, 1970-1971
Senate Health, Education and Welfare Appropriations Committee, testimony and exhibits, 1973
Subseries: Internal business affairs, 1970-1978
Box 2
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 1, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 2, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 3, February 1971-February 1972
Box 3
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 4, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 5, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 6, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 7, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 8, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 9, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 10, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 11, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 12, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 13, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 14, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 15, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 16, February 1971-February 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 17, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 18, February-November 1972
Box 4
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 19, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 20, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 21, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 22, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 23, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 24, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 25, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 26, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 27, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 28, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 29, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 30, February-November 1972
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 31, February-November 1972
Box 5
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 32, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 33, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 34, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 35, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 36, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 37, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 38, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 39, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 40, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 41, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 42, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 43, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 44, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 45, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 46, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 47, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 48, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 49, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 50, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 51, December 1972-December 1978
Internal Business Affairs Records, folder 52, December 1972-December 1978
Box 6
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 1, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 2, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 3, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 4, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 5, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 6, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 7, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 8, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 9, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 10, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 11, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 12, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 13, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 14, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 15, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 16, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 17, 1970-1972
Executive board, agendas and minutes, folder 18, 1970-1972

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Series: American Medical Association, 1969-1978expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains materials pertaining to Arena's participation in various committees of the American Medical Association, particularly the committee working on peer review standards and guidelines for publication.
Box 7
General correspondence, 1971-1974
General correspondence, 1975-1978
Peer Review Committee, folder 1, 1971-1972
Peer Review Committee, folder 2, 1971-1972
Peer Review Committee, folder 3, 1971-1972

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

Scope and Contents note
Contains clippings, correspondence, subject files, and memorabilia pertaining to the career of Wilburt C. Davison, personal relationship between Arena and Davison, and authorship of theDavison of Duke biography. Correspondence dated 1959-1961 includes letters aboutMildred Sherwood. The 1967 correspondence includes letters regarding James Gifford's dissertation on Duke Medical Center History.
Subseries: Davison correspondence and tribute writings, 1959-1969
Box 7
Davison correspondence and tribute writings, 1966-1969
Davison correspondence and tribute writings, 1960-1965
Davison correspondence and tribute writings, 1959-1961
Davison correspondence and tribute writings, 1967
Tribute writings, 1960-1967
Commonwealth of Children symposium, testimonial dinner, writings and invitations, 1961
Subseries: Biographical materials and correspondence, 1932-1980
Box 7
Jay M. Arena, undated
Thomas T. Jones, undated
Talmage Peele, undated
Other correspondence, 1972-1980
Correspondence regarding authorship and publishing, 1972-1979
Outline of Reminiscences, includes correspondence, undated
Subseries: Book chapters materials, undated
Box 7
Letters of Davison, undated
Davison and his children, undated
Davison and the Hospital Care Association, undated
Box 7
Humorous writings, 24th Psalm and a drinking poem, undated
Publications in honor of Davison, 1960-1980
Clippings, folder 1, undated
Clippings, folder 2, undated
Fund-raising letter to Alumni from Davison, undated
Duke's Mixture and Davison's Saga, by Jay Arena, undated
Davison's invitation to Class of 1932's Osler tree planting ceremony, 1932

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Series: Lawsuits, Expert Witness, and Consulting Files, 1961-1980expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains legal documents, expert witness correspondence and testimony, and consultation correspondence regarding various aspects of poisons in use and poisoning cases. Materials in boxes 8 and 9 are ordered by defendant last name.
Box 9
Salicylate/aspirin, 1973-1974
Carbon monoxide, folder 1, 1973
Carbon monoxide, folder 2, 1973
Box 10
Arsenic, 1974
Hercules powder, 1975
Hercules powder, 1975
Salicylate/aspirin, 1975
Hepatitis and oral thermometers, 1973
Post-operative medications, 1971
Suffocation with toy parts, 1973
Perchlorethylene, 1972-1975
Furniture polish, 1969-1976
Hip dislocation, 1971
Cepacol - Cough Syrup, 1969
Other trials, 1961-1964

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Series: Subject Files, 1969-1978expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains correspondence, reports, committee notes, and teaching materials pertaining to Duke Hospital North, Watts Hospital, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Over-the-Counter Drug Products Review Panel.
Box 10
American National Standards Institute Z66 Standards Committee, folder 1, 1969-1974
American National Standards Institute Z66 Standards Committee, folder 2, 1969-1974
American National Standards Institute Z66 Standards Committee, folder 3, 1969-1974
American National Standards Institute Z66 Standards Committee, folder 4, 1969-1974
Family Medicine Program at Duke University and Watts Hospital, 1975
Food and Drug Administration, undated
National Medical Association, meetings and correspondence, 1969-1971
Over-the-Counter Drug Products Review Panel, 1975-1978

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Series: Reprints and Manuscript Materials, 1935-1985expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Box 10
Reprint of articles by Arena, folder 1, undated
Reprint of articles by Arena, folder 2, undated
Reprint of articles by Arena, folder 3, undated
Reprint of articles by Arena, folder 4, undated
Child Safety is No Accident, part 1, folder 1, undated
Child Safety is No Accident, part 1, folder 2, undated
Child Safety is No Accident, part 2, folder 1, undated
Child Safety is No Accident, part 2, folder 2, undated
Box 11
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 1, 1955-1959
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 2, 1955-1959
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 3, 1955-1959
Annotated copies of Bulletin of the Committee on Toxicology, Volume 4, 1955-1959

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Series: American Association of Poison Control Centers, 1965-1972expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains general administrative notes and correspondence pertaining to the operation of the association and the establishment of regional poison control centers.
Box 11
General administrative files, folder 1, 1965-1967
General administrative files, folder 2, 1965-1967
General administrative files, folder 3, 1965-1967
General administrative files, folder 4, 1965-1967
Meeting notes and correspondence, 1968-1971
Drug Abuse Conference, undated
Box 12
Correspondence, folder 1, 1969-1972
Correspondence, folder 2, 1969-1972

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Series: Duke Poison Control Center Records, 1965-1979expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains correspondence, grants, reports, lecture materials, slides, and subject files pertaining to the operation and history of the Duke Poison Control Center. Subject files are mostly organized by poisoning agent.
Box 12
Statistics and correspondence, undated
Grants, undated
National Library of Medicine, Poison Control Centers meeting, 1979
Comstock, Eric, undated
Subseries: Duke Poison Control Center Poisoning cases and subject files, undated
Box 12
Activated charcoal, undated
Agricultural products, undated
Anthralin, undated
Apomorphone, undated
Aspirin, undated
Bismuth subgallate, undated
Camphor, undated
Carbon monoxide, undated
Caustics, undated
Chlorine dioxide, undated
Christmas ornaments, undated
Cosmetics, undated
Drug overdoses, undated
Ethanol, undated
Flouride, undated
Food additives, undated
Food poisoning, undated
Freon, undated
Household cleaning products, undated
Kerosene, undated
Ipecac, undated
Iron toxicity, undated
Petroleum distillates, undated
Lye, undated
Lead, undated
Marijuana, undated
Mercuric chloride, undated
Mercury, undated
Methyl chloroform, undated
Methyl salicylate, undated
Methylene chloride, undated
Milk, human, undated
Nyquil and other cold remedies, undated
Pesticides and insecticides, undated
Pertoleum distillate (commentary), undated
Supersafe toys project, Samuel Southard, undated
Salt (emetic), undated
Snakes, undated
Stings, undated
Tricylci Amines, undated
Turpentine, undated
Vitamins, undated
Poisonings, general letters, undated
Toxicity letters, 1965
Requests for pamphlets and general informant, undated
Box 12
Lecture, Rocky Mount, 1975
Lecture, Indiana School of Medicine, 1974
National Library of Medicine, poisons database, ca. 1974
Principles and practice of emergency medicine, undated
Box 13
Thallium, undated
Toxicology and drug services, undated
Toxifile, undated
Poisonous Plants, undated
Pretty Poisonous Plants book, Consultant journal, and Syntex Company, undated
Scientific and Regulatory Service Consulting, Inc., undated
Supersafe protocols and testing, 1974
Poison Control Center workshop, Chapel Hill, 1974
Poison Prevention Week, 1969-1974
Poisonous plant slides, Merck Sharp and Dohme, undated
Triangle Universities Consortium On Air Pollution, undated
Poison Prevention Packaging Act, 1969
Poisonous plant labeling legislation, 1974-1978

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Series: Writings and Subject Files, 1972-1992expand/collapseExpand/collapse

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Contains short writings, correspondence and subject files pertaining mostly to families and poisoning cases. Includes materials related to support and advocacy groups, insurance companies, and distribution of educational information.
Box 13
National health insurance, undated
American Academy of Pediatrics, Nebraska chapter, 1972
Parents Concerned for Hospitalized Children, 1972
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, folder 1, 1972-1973
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, folder 2, 1972-1973
Toddler alarm, 1972
Syndicated column on pediatrics, 1972-1974
Prudential Insurance, 1974
Drugs and chemical effects on mother and child, undated
Duke Pediatrics, historical account, 1992
Impact of Food and Water on Contamination and Infant Growth, undated
Drugs and chemicals excreted in breast milk, undated
Child Safety is No Accident, folder 1, undated
Child Safety is No Accident, folder 2, undated
Current Controversies in the Management of Acute Poisoning, undated

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Series: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1970-1975expand/collapseExpand/collapse

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Contains materials pertaining to television programming, legislation, and subjects of concern to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Significant to this series is the Action for Children's Television materials which document the portrayal of children and their interactions with poisons and medication on television.
Box 13
Action for Children's Television, correspondence and writings, 1972-1975
Borax, undated
Day care, undated
Delivery of health care, undated
Family practice residency program, undated
Green Safety Lady, undated
Long-range planning, 1970-1971
Health legislation, 1971

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Series: Council on Family Health and China's Children Manuscript Materials, 1973-1980expand/collapseExpand/collapse

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Contains diaries, writings, clippings, correspondence, and manuscript materials pertaining to Arena's trip to China as a member of the Medical Delegation of the Council on Family Health. The purpose of the trip to China was to discover current practices in pediatric care, parental and school roles in health care for children, and to learn more about alternative treatments.
Box 13
Correspondence and writings regarding acupuncture, child abuse, hypnosis, and other issues, undated
Clippings, ca. 1974
Correspondence, 1975-1980
Speaking engagements, undated
Speech material, 1974
Personal observations of China, undated
Pediatrics, commentary issue on China, 1975
China's children, health and nutritional status, undated
Box 14
Slides, (about 90 slides), 1974
Slides, (about 90 slides), 1974
Photographs and memorabilia, folder 1, undated
Photographs and memorabilia, folder 2, undated
Photographs and memorabilia, folder 3, undated
Report of the Medical Delegation to the People's Republic of China, 1973
China diary, undated
China's Children, manuscript materials, undated
Post-China writings and articles, undated
Post-China correspondence and writings, undated

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Series: General Subject Files and Correspondence, 1959-1995expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains alphabetical subject files pertaining to poison control associations, corporations and safety packaging, and books and periodicals as vehicles for poison prevention education.
Box 14
Abdominal Pain, undated
Committee on Toxicology Symposium, 1979
Afflick, Lyle, Australia safety medicine bottle, undated
Alive and Well, Spenco Medical Corporation, undated
Ambulatory pediatrics, undated
American College of Emergency Physicians, undated
Alpha Omega Alpha, undated
Army, undated
Aspirin Amendment Conferences, 1965, 1966
Association Italo-Americana, Di. Toxicologia, Enrico Malizia, undated
Astolfe, Emilio, undated
Atkins, Chet, undated
Austin, Glenn, The Parent's Almanac, undated
Baby Talk, Pat Irons, undated
Battelle Columbus Laboratory, undated
Becton-Dickson firm, undated
Blue Cross Blue Shield, undated
Bristol Laboratories, undated
Burroughs- Wellcom, undated
Reviews of Arena's books, undated
Box 15
CIBA, undated
CIBA Clinical Symposia, undated
Clinical Medicine, undated
Clinical Pediatrics, 1965-1973
Perry Como, folder 1, undated
Perry Como, folder 2, undated
Department of Community Health Sciences, undated
Council on Family Health, 1974-1978
Consultant Magazine, undated
Council On Family Health, 1972-1973
Council On Family Health, 1970-1971
Crayon, Water Color and Craft Institute, undated
Cruise, 1963
Current therapy, undated
Damaged Car Materials, undated
Desferal iron poisoning, undated
Drackett Company, undated
Drivers License, undated
Drug Therapy, undated
Emergency Medicine magazine, undated
Expecting magazine, undated
Eastern Carolina Emergency Medical Services System, undated
Essentials of Pharmacology, John A. Bevan, undated
Family Circle, undated
Food and Drug Administration, Bureau of Drugs, undated
Federal Trade Commission, undated
Film scripts received by Arena, undated
Fulbright scholarships, undated
Future Homemakers of America, undated
Gellis, Sydney, undated
Gerber Products Co., undated
Goddard, Food and Drug Administration, undated
Hartman, David, Good Morning America, undated
Hazardous Substance Act, undated
Health, Education and Welfare Consultant, internal drugs, undated
Highlights Magazine for Children, advisory board, undated
Hospital Physicians Magazine, undated
Box 16
International College of Pediatrics, undated
Johnson and Johnson Research Center, undated
Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians, undated
Journal of the American Medical Association, undated
Kay Chemical Company, undated
Klein Company, infant safety pins, undated
KPR Info/Media, Starr/Bergmann, undated
Katz, Samuel, undated
Lederer, Eppie (Ann Landers), folder 1, undated
Lederer, Eppie (Ann Landers), folder 2, undated
Mead-Johnson Labs, 1975-1977
Medical Focus, Inc., undated
Medical Communications Corporation, E. Walter Scott, undated
Medical Digest, undated
Medical Letter, undated
Medical Times, undated
Medical Tribune, undated
Medix (Dave Bell), undated
Merck Sharpe and Dohne, undated
Milligan, James (Borden, Inc.), undated
Modern Medicine, undated
Modern Treatment magazine, undated
Moravian Cookies, undated
Mothers Manual magazine, undated
Napnes, undated
National Child Health Council, undated
National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine, undated
National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine, undated
National Safety Council, undated
NCME, undated
Dell Norfleet, undated
North Carolina Medical Journal, undated
North Carolina Pediatric Society, 1964-1970
Parra, Manuel A. Arellano, undated
Partnership agreement, Children's Clinic, undated
Pediatric News columns, folder 1, 1976-1978
Pediatric News columns, folder 2, 1976-1978
Pediatric News, folder 1, 1966-1991
Pediatric News, folder 2, 1966-1991
Pediatric News, folder 3, 1966-1991
Pediatric News, folder 4, 1966-1991
Pediatrics, 1973-1981
Box 17
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 1, 1985-1995
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 2, 1985-1995
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 3, 1985-1995
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 4, 1985-1995
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 5, 1985-1995
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 6, 1985-1995
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 7, 1985-1995
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 8, 1985-1995
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 9, 1985-1995
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 10, 1985-1995
Personal correspondence and subject files, folder 11, 1985-1995
Phi Beta Kappa, 1985-1995
Plough, Inc., 1975-1986
Plough, Inc., 1975-1986
Bio Ethics, March, 1991
Pro-life, undated
Proprietary Association, Pisiani Talk, 1970
Prudential Insurance Company of America, Philip Worth and Al Derogatis, undated
Renzulli, John, 1959-1973
Retirement of colleagues, 1974-1983
Retirement, Jay Arena Endowment Fund, and Arena professorship, 1974-1984
Retirement, Jay Arena Endowment Fund, and Arena professorship, 1974-1984
Book reviews written by Arena, 1970-1978
Roche Laboratories, undated
Box 18
Ross Laboratories, undated
Reportes Medicos magazine, undated
Rumack, Barry, undated
Sabbatical International Poison Control Meeting, 1976
Safety Closures, 1976
Salicylamide versus aspirin, undated
Schvartsman, Samuel, undated
Senior Pediatric Teachers Program, undated
Sheen & Benjamin Rush Awards, undated
Smisnow, Virgil, publications, undated
Steroid therapy of chemical pneumonitis, undated
Raimondi, Vagnozzi, Cardinal, undated
Verhulist, Henry L., undated
West Virginia University, undated
Poisoning and pediatrician responsibility, undated
West Virginia University alumni, undated

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

Scope and Contents note
Containscorrespondence,programs,budgets,photographs, andmemorabilia of the Duke Childrens Classic golf tournaments (formerly known as Duke Celebrity Golf, Duke Celebrity Pro-Am, and the Childrens Cancer Classic) from 1974 to 1995.
Box 18
DCC Records, folder 1, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 2, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 3, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 4, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 5, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 6, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 7, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 8, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 9, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 10, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 11, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 12, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 13, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 14, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 15, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 16, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 17, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 18, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 19, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 20, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 21, 1974-1995
DCC Records, folder 22, 1974-1995

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Series: Biographical Materials and Photographs, ca. 1930-1992expand/collapseExpand/collapse

Scope and Contents note
Contains materials pertaining to various professional activities and personal interests of Jay Arena.
Box 19
Wills of Arena family, undated
Convocation at Duke Chapel (Arena read the Duke Indenture), 1992
Medical Alumni Weekend, (presented teaching award), 1982
Portrait dedication notes, undated
Class of 1932, 35th reunion announcement, 1967
Agreement between School of Medicine and 1932 graduates (to serve two years in a hospital or laboratory approved by the Executive Committee of the School of Medicine), 1932
International driving permit, 1963
Photographs, Duke Pediatric Society, 1952-1958
Photographs, Arena as a student, ca. 1930-1932
Reminiscence and correspondence, Student Life at a New Medical School Over One-Half Century Ago, 1992
Clippings, 1967-1971
Certificate, Watts Hospital Certificate, 1969
Certificate, Physician's Recognition Award, 1980
Alpha Omega Alpha membership certificate, 1931
Duke University School of Medicine diploma, 1932
Memo Book, 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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