Scope and Content
Title: Case history of first use of Prednisone for kidney transplant rejection,
Date (inclusive): 1960-1987 (bulk 1960-1965)
Collection number: 40
Creator: Goodwin, Willard E. 1915-1998
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: SRLF
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
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.
Series 3 (Supporting secondary literature) [Box 3] is open for research.
[Identification of item], Case history of first use of Prednisone for kidney transplant rejection, Ms. Coll. #40, Louise
M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.
These materials were formally transferred from the Medical Records Department of the UCLA Medical Center to the UCLA Biomedical
Library History and Special Collections Division in 1987 at the instigation of Willard E. Goodwin, MD, who was the surgeon
in charge of this case. Dr. Goodwin also donated his personal case file and secondary materials to the Library at the same
Scope and Content
This collection consists of 7 "volumes" (the folders were so labeled and comprise Series I) of physician and nursing notes,
laboratory reports, operation records, etc. comprising the medical history of the first kidney transplant patient recorded
as receiving Prednisone to inhibit organ rejection. Also included is the correspondence regarding the transfer of the case
file to the UCLA Biomedical Library. Series II) consists of Dr. Goodwin’s personal case file. Series III), Dr. Goodwin's
reprint file of pertinent supporting literature on transplantation, rounds out the collection.
The case "volumes" are described as follows in the introductory case notes: Vol. I: Diagnosis records from first hospital
admission, 1/18/60 to 1/28/60, and physician notes from subsequent hospitalization and operation, 9/20/60 to 2/9/61. Vol.
II: Laboratory records, 9/2/60-12/1/60. Vol. III: Laboratory records, 12/1/60 to 2/9/61, plus Radiology and other reports.
Vol. IV: Operations and doctors' orders. Vol. V: Medications, TPR, vital signs. Vol. VI: Intake and output. Vol. VII: Nursing
notes and legal forms, documents, correspondence.
The collection is organized into the following series:
- Series 1. Official Patient Record., 1960-1961. 15 folders
- Series 2. Dr. Goodwin's personal case file, 1960-1987. 1 folder
- Series 3. Supporting Secondary Literature.. 6 folders
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Goodwin, Willard E., 1915-1998 -- Archives
Graft Rejection -- prevention & control -- Case Reports
Graft Survival -- drug effects -- Case Reports
Kidney Transplantation -- Case Reports
Physicians -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources.
Prednisone -- therapeutic use -- Case Reports