Biophysicist William Ham's Papers Open for Research
The papers of biophysicist and former Medical College of Virginia (MCV) faculty member Dr. William T. Ham, Jr., have recently been processed and are open for research. Ham, a pioneer and leader in the biomedical application of lasers and an expert on the effects of radiant energy on the retina, served as the first chair of the Department of Biophysics at MCV. His papers document his tenure at MCV from 1948 to 1989 and his consulting work for the federal government and private industry. During the 1950s and early 1960s Ham participated in government sponsored studies on thermal flash burns and radiation exposure from nuclear blasts.