Papers of George W. Brown
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Scope and Contents
The George W. Brown Papers concern concussion of the brain, energy policy, motor vehicle accidents, and transportation policy in Iowa. Published articles and typescripts on concussion and transportation are by Brown, John J. O’Mara, a civil engineering professor at Iowa, and various co-authors. Correspondents include U.S. Rep. Fred Schwengel (R-Iowa).
George Wallace Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois, May 28, 1917, and died in Frankfort, Michigan, July 18, 1986. His degrees were B.A., University of Iowa, 1940; M.S. (chemistry), 1942; and Ph.D. (physiology), 1952. Brown was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II, taught anatomy and civil engineering at the University of Iowa, and was a transportation consultant.
Box Contents List
Abstract of Ph.D. dissertation, 1952
Analysis of 104 eastern Iowa motor vehicle casualty accidents
Cardiovascular response to cerebral trauma, 1952
Chrysler Corporation on highway safety, 1966
Concussion in monkey and ECT
Concussion project, 1949
Deposition for General Motors, 1968
Effects of experimental concussion, 1952
Iowa Law Review highway safety, 1968
McClane accident, 1970
New Orleans paper
O’Mara letter on speed, 1968
Public hearing on automotive safety, 1966
Safety Center research
Transportation policy and energy