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Archives and Special Collections at the UCSF Library preserves and maintains rare and unique materials to support research and teaching in the history of the health sciences.

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In the 1930s the UCSF School of Medicine began a tradition of creating “moving mementos” for each class of students. These mementos are comprised of faculty and staff introductions and a variety of candid scenes around campus and in the hospitals. This video contains compilation of clips from several movies in the UCSF School of Medicine Audiovisual Collection, 1930-1938, AV 2012-18: https://archive.org/details/cum_00004 https://archive.org/details/cum_00005...
Topics: UCSF, UCSF School of Medicine, student, student life, UCSF faculty, San Francisco
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by UCSF School of Pharmacy
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Description : Clinical Pharmacy Ward Rounds was created by the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy in 1968. The film depicts various scenes in an average day in the pharmacy. Pharmacists discuss patients and prescriptions, prepare compounded drugs, and use the latest technology-- a microfiche reader and autopens-- in a typical day's work. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : Robert L. Day collection, MSS 2011-23 Call Number : MSS 2011-23 Rights :...
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by Cooper Owens, Deirdre Benia, 1972-
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Join Associate Professor of History, Deirdre Cooper Owens as she explains how the institution of American slavery was directly linked to the creation of reproductive medicine in the U.S. She provides context for how and why physicians denied black women their full humanity, yet valued them as “medical superbodies” highly suited for experimentation. Engaging with 19th-century ideas about so-called racial difference, Cooper Owens sheds light on the contemporary legacy of medical racism.
Topics: History of Health Sciences, UCSF, UCSF Archives Lectures, History of Medicine, American Gynecology,...
In the 1930s California’s rapid population growth and the incursion of agricultural settlers into valleys and deserts teeming with exotic pathogens resulted in outbreaks of "new" infectious diseases. To divine the cause of these outbreaks and trace the epidemics to their source, health officials turned to San Francisco’s premier "microbe hunter," Karl Friedrich Meyer. Drawing on Meyer’s papers at the UCSF and Bancroft libraries, Mark Honigsbaum, PhD reviews Meyer’s...
Topics: Karl F. Meyer, UCSF, disease ecology, microbes, microbial behavior, host-pathogen interactions,...
UCSF Archives & Special Collections and the Health Humanities and Social Advocacy Initiative present cardiologist and author  Dr.   Sandeep Jauhar  in conversation with UCSF’s Guggenheim award-winning doctor-writer Victoria Sweet. In his latest book  Heart: A History , Dr. Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ. It has been praised as “gripping…(and)...
Topics: Cardiology, Medical Humanities, History of Medicine, UCSF, UCSF Archives Lectures, History of...
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by University of California, San Francisco. School of Pharmacy
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Dr. Edward Leong Way's oral history interview took place on October 21, 2014 at the UCSF Library on the UCSF Parnassus campus. Way was interviewed about his life and work by Martin Meeker, associate director, Regional Oral History Office of The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Way was born in Watsonville, California in 1916. His moved with his family to San Francisco in 1924 and ultimately studied pharmacy at what is now the UCSF School of Pharmacy, earning his BS in...
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This second lecture of the new UCSF Archives Lecture Series took place on April 16, 2014 in the UCSF Library. The panel discussion features Drs. John Greenspan, Paul Volberding, Molly Cooke, and Jay Levy to discuss their experiences surrounding the early AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. The four prominent UCSF faculty members engage in a fascinating and candid conversation—with each other and with the audience— to offer their own perspectives on this history. UCSF played a leading role in...
Topics: UCSF, AIDS epidemic, AIDS, HIV, UCSF Archives, John Greenspan, Paul Volberding, Molly Cooke, Jay...
Dr. Severinghaus and Dr. Larson present historical material from the Arthur E. Guedel Anesthesia Collection that summarizes the fundamental changes that occurred during the early 20th century, bringing the practice of Anesthesia into the modern age.  The lecture focuses on the letters and artifacts of Dr. Arthur Guedel and Mr. Richard Gill. In 2015 the Arthur E. Guedel Memorial Anesthesia Center transferred to the UCSF Library its extensive collection containing more than 40 linear feet of...
Topics: Arthur E. Guedel, anesthesia, Richard Gill, history of anesthesia, curare, UCSF Archives &...
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by University of California, San Francisco. School of Pharmacy
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:40. Description : This program, Clinical Pharmacy: A new concept in patient care, is part of the series Moment in Medicine created by the Medicine Health Sciences Television Network of UCSF Medical Center regarding the practical application of modern health science information and techniques. "The multi-disciplinary approach is a well accepted technique in modern medicine. The combined skills of the internist, the surgeon, the radiogist, the endocrinologist,...
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This lecture took place as part of the UCSF Archives Lecture Series on October 13, 2014 in the UCSF Library.  The Laboratory of Experimental Oncology (LEO) was the brain child of Michael B. Shimkin, a career U.S. Public Health Service physician and cancer research at the National Cancer Institute. LEO was established in 1947 at Laguna Honda Hospital at Laguna Honda Hospital, jointly administered by the NCI and UCSF. Speaker Michael Thaler, MD, MA explains how Shimkin created one of the first...
Topics: UCSF, medical ethics, Michael Thaler, Michael B. Shimkin, Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, LEO,...
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by UCSF School of Pharmacy/W.A. Palmer Films
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Description : The University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy student film produced in 1965. The film presents the professional responsibilities, functions, and capabilities of the pharmacist and the education they receive in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum at the University of California which enables them to perform in these capacities. Credit for this film goes to the Student Film Steering Committee, the Faculty, the Alumni Association and Carol Levene. The final credit,...
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Please meet the UCSF Archives & Special Collections team (in order of appearance): David Krah, processing archivists (Tobacco Control Archives and Eric Berne collections) Kelsi Evans, processing archivist (Radiologic Imaging Laboratory and Dr. J. Michael Bishop collections) David Uhlich, assistant archivist Polina Ilieva, UCSF archivist, Head of Archives & Special Collections
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Description : Medicine Chest is a public health service announcement that was created as a part of the Health Information Project by the University of California, San Francisco in 1972. Scott Beach interviews Dr. Jere Goyan regarding the importance of checking the contents of your medicine cabinet for expired drugs once a year. Dr. Goyan advises on what to discard and how. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : Robert L. Day collection, MSS 2011-23 Call Number : MSS 2011-23 Rights...
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Join the UCSF Department of Neurosurgery at the Library for a panel discussion and book launch for the department's new publication - A History of Neurological Surgery at UCSF 1912 - 2015. Panelists: Dr. Mitchel S. Berger, Dr. Brian Dolan, Dr. Lawrence Pitts, Dr. Grant Gauger, and Dr. Art Lyons A History of Neurological Surgery at UCSF: 1912-2015, captures the evolution of neurosurgery at UCSF from its beginnings under the renowned surgeon Howard Naffziger MD to the present day. As the program...
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Description : Drug Control is a public health service announcement that was created as a part of the Health Information Project by the University of California, San Francisco in 1973. The film shows how two doctors in two very different pharmacies cope with the issue of protecting their patients from harmful drug interactions and dependency. The pharmacy in the Los Angeles General Hospital sets up an experimental plan to use a computer filing system. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection...
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Medical historian and author Paul Blanc MD, MSPH discusses the toxic legacy of viscose rayon portrayed in his new book, Fake Silk . Dr. Blanc poses a basic question: When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protective steps are taken? His work tells a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous materials, environmental abuses, political machinations, and economics trumping safety concerns. It explores the century-long history of “fake...
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Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, chief of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest biomedical library, located on the Bethesda, Maryland, campus of the National Institutes of Health gave a talk as part of the series organized by the UCSF Archives and Special Collections at the University of California, San Francisco Library on October 21st, 2016 In this talk, Reznick offers an overview of the division, its current partnerships and programs, and...
Topics: National Library of Medicine, NLM, History of Medicine Division, Jeffrey S. Reznick, history of...
In this talk, part of the UCSF Archives & Special Collections lecture series, Aimee Medeiros discusses her book Heightened Expectations: The Rise of the Human Growth Hormone Industry in America . Heightened Expectations  is a groundbreaking history that illuminates the foundations of the multibillion-dollar human growth hormone (HGH) industry. Drawing on medical and public health histories as well as on photography, film, music, prose, and other examples from popular culture, Medeiros...
Topics: UCSF, UCSF Library, UCSF Archives & Special Collections lectures, Aimee Medeiros, human growth...
Description : Vital Signs is a public health service announcement that was created as a part of the Health Information Project by the University of California, San Francisco in 1973. Dr. Robert Day speaks about the changing, and increasingly casual, perception and uses of drugs in society. He cautions against buying into economically-motivated drug advertisements that promote a "drug-oriented society." Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection Guide : Robert L. Day collection, MSS...
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Description : Drug Interactions is a public health service announcement that was created as a part of the Health Information Project by the University of California, San Francisco in 1973. Dr. Robert Day speaks about the changing, and increasingly casual, perception and uses of drugs in society. He encourages viewers to discuss all prescription and non-prescription drugs with a pharmacist to avoid harmful drug interactions. Video features Dr. Robert Day and William Pearson. Collection Guide :...
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Born in the Summer of Love, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, founded by UCSF alumni David E. Smith, MD, and staffed by volunteer medical providers from UCSF, celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 7, 2017. Join Dr. Smith as he tells the story of the clinic’s founding and the 1960’s Haight-Ashbury luminaries who kept the clinic alive in its early days. He will discuss the clinic’s role in the birth of addiction medicine as a...
Topics: UCSF, Archives Lectures, Dr. David E. Smith, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Summer of Love, Addiction...
Description : Pharmacy Rounds: An orientation to clinical clerkship features talks on bacterial endocarditis, in particular staphylococcal endocarditis, staph aureus endocarditis, and its treatment and leprosy/hansen's disease. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape Collection Guide : Robert L. Day collection, 1872-2012, bulk 1925-1990 Call Number : MSS 2011-23 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to...
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Description : Video features Robert Day as moderator of a panel to describe a new service in the Fresno area, the Drug Information Analysis Center (DIAC). The DIAC is a service that specializes in reliable, comprehensive information on drug products staffed by a pharmacist. Video also features Manuel Perez, Patrick Ginn, Ronald Imoto, Gary McCart. Funding was provided by DHEW contract PHS 72-4377, Bureau of Health Resources Development and University of California, San Francisco. Source : 1...
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Join us as we view the   History of the UCSF Black Caucus   in this two-part docuseries and the story of renowned photographer David Johnson in the documentary   Positive Negatives . Each viewing will be followed by a Q & A session facilitated by UCSF Black Caucus committee member Marisa McFarlane and David Johnson. History of the UCSF Black Caucus Founded in 1968, The Black Caucus serves as an instrument of change, community building, and professional support. As the oldest...
Topics: Civil Rights, Civil Rights in Medicine, Documentary Photography, UCSF Black Caucus, San Francisco...
Description : A "videogram" goodbye to Jere Goyan from the staff and faculty of the UCSF School of Pharmacy when the Department of Health Education and Welfare had appointed Goyan to be FDA Commissioner. He took leave from UCSF from 1979-1981. The videogram message to Goyan plays until approximately 07:00 and appears to have been taped over a discharge counselling interview for a patient which comprises the second half of the video. Source : 1 Tape of 1: Betacam Collection Guide :...
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In the period immediately after the Second World War, America's public health was flush with new funding for and concern about chronic disease, especially heart disease. Join presenter Nicolas Rasmussen, Professor of Programs in History and Environmental Humanities in the School of Humanities and Languages in Sydney, Australia.  He explores the origins and fate of two of the most prominent, innovative heart disease control programs of the era, multiple screening and group psychotherapy for...
Topic: Heart Disease, UCSF, UCSF Archives Lectures, Disease Control, History of Medicine, National Health...
Join UCSF Archives & Special Collections as we explore the little-known history of African American women physicians’ careers in medicine from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Through an extensive survey of the careers of all known African American women who practiced medicine in this period, a complicated portrait of both accomplishment and constraint emerges. This talk demonstrates that black women physicians succeeded in carrying out their demanding “missions” of...
Topics: UCSF, UCSF Archives Lectures, Black Women Physicians, History of Medicine, History of Health...
Join the conversation with Marilyn McEntyre, Adjunct Professor in Medical Humanities, UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program as she discusses the life and legacy of Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome, an American expatriate and pharmaceutical pioneer. McEntyre, who happens to be the great niece of Wellcome, will also explore what we may learn from his conflicted and curious love affair with medicine. Henry Solomon Wellcome played a major role in internationalizing medicine and...
Topics: UCSF, Medical Humanities, Marilyn McEntyre, History of Health Sciences, Wellcome, Henry S. (Henry...
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Description : A recording of the 1965 Sonoma Meeting of the UCSF School of Pharmacy. The conference took place over two days in June 1965. The Curriculum Committee proposes a new curriculum for the UCSF School of Pharmacy and offers it up for group discussion. Collection Guide : Robert L. Day collection, 1872-2012, bulk 1925-1990 Call Number : MSS 2011-23 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Regents of the University of California. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape