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Finding Aid for the Case history of first use of Prednisone for kidney transplant rejection, 1960-1987 (bulk 1960-1965)
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Description
This collection documents the medical history of the first kidney transplant patient recorded as receiving Prednisone to inhibit organ rejection, in 1960-1961. Dr. Willard E. Goodwin, founding chair of the UCLA Division of Urology and surgeon of record on the case, arranged for transfer of these hospital files to the UCLA Biomedical Library. His reprint file of pertinent supporting literature on transplantation rounds out the collection.
Extent
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Availability
Access to Series 1 (Official patient record) and Series 2 (Dr. Goodwin's personal case file) [Boxes 1 and 2] is Restricted due to patient confidentiality protocols; personally-identifying information from patient records may not be recorded or disclosed. Before visiting the library, researchers must first apply in writing to UCLA History and Special Collections for the Sciences, describing the research project and clearly presenting the purpose for which the records are to be used. For preliminary inquiries, telephone: 310.825.6940.