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Finding Aid for the Percival Bailey Personal Collection of Papers and Photographs.1902-1992
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Description
Dr. Percival Bailey was an important contributor to many fields of the basic and clinical neurosciences, and a distinguished teacher and author. This is a collection of papers and photographs from Dr. Bailey's home files. Included are documents about his personal life and family, mementos of many, but not nearly all of the many honors and awards that came to him, manuscripts of charming autobiographical essays and his thoughts about psychiatry and psychiatrists. Many aspects of his professional life and his remarkable mentoring of an outstanding group of mid-20th century neurosurgeons emerge from the papers. The photographic record is especially rich in documenting his students and colleagues from around the world.
Background
Dr. Percival Bailey was a renowned and much-honored scientist, clinician, teacher and administrator, who made major contributions in neuropathology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. He was born May 9, 1892 in a small town in the southern tip of Illinois, an area know as Little Egypt. An intelligent and energetic student, determined to escape his hard-scrabble background through education, he worked his way from a one-room elementary school to Southern Illinois State Normal College, and from there to a Ph.D. at the University University of Chicago and a simultaneous M.D. at Northwestern University. Outstanding teachers, especially in anatomy and neurology, aroused his special interest in the nervous system.
Extent
2 cartons (3.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.
Availability
Collection is open for research.