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E. Leong Way papers
MSS 2009-01  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: E. Leong Way papers
    Dates: 1939-2008
    Collection Number: MSS 2009-01
    Creator/Collector: Way, E. Leong
    Extent: 4.38 linear feet (3 cartons, 2 boxes)
    Repository: UC San Francisco. Special Collections
    San Francisco, California 94143-0840
    Abstract: Collection contains E. Leong Way's professional papers concern his career in pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    E. Leong Way papers. UC San Francisco. Special Collections

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by E. Leong Way in 2009.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Dr. Edward (Eddie) Leong 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 pharmacy from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) in 1938. (UCB issued the degree as UCSF was not yet a free-standing campus of the University of California.) After working as a pharmacist for a year, he went on to study pharmaceutical chemistry at the UCSF School of Pharmacy, earning an MS in 1940, then a PhD in 1942. Again the degrees were issued by UCB. Much of his career centered on the development of physical dependence and tolerance of opiates. His work has aided in creating a deeper understanding of the complexities of addiction. Way worked as a professor at UCSF for many years before retiring in 1987.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Contents include various correspondence, lecture notes and slides, publications and publication listings, and other miscellaneous papers and photos ranging from 1939-2008.

    Indexing Terms

    Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    University of California, San Francisco

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