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University of California, San Francisco Library, Archives & Special Collections

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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Archives and Special Collections, UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management
530 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 9414
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In this talk at the UCSF Archives & Special Collections, Zach Bleemer discusses how he has used data science – thousands of computer-processed versions of annual registers, directories, and catalogs –  to reconstruct a near-complete database of all students, faculty, and courses at four-year universities in California in the first half of the 20th century, including UC San Francisco (which taught both undergraduates and graduate students at the time). Visualizations of this database...
Topics: Big Data, Higher Education, California, STEM majors, gender in Higher Education, natural language...
This Archives Talks is coupled with an  exhibit which commemorates the centennial anniversary of US involvement in World War I and recognizes the service of UCSF doctors, nurses and dentists at Base Hospital No. 30 in Royat, France. It also highlights the war-related research and care provided by UCSF scientists, clinicians, and healthcare workers in San Francisco and abroad. Dr. Wen T. Shen speaks on the biography of Dr. Howard C. Naffziger. Lieutenant Colonel Howard C. Naffziger, a prominent...
Topics: World War I, WWI, History of Dentistry, Dr. Howard C. Naffziger, US Army Medical Corps, Base...
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...
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 &...