Title: Thomas Nathaniel Burbridge Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1959-1972
Collection number: MSS 79-4
Creator: Burbridge, Thomas Nathaniel, 1921-1972
Extent: Number of containers: 4 cartons
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
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Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Thomas Nathaniel Burbridge Papers, MSS 1959-72, Archives &
Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
Received May 9, 1979, from Mrs. Thomas Burbridge.
Collection includes correspondence, lecture notes and materials, grant proposals,
research notes, data and manuscripts, photographs.
Thomas N. Burbridge was born in New Orleans, LA, July 12, 1921. He received his A.B. from
Talladega College in 1941, and his MD from UCSF in 1948. In 1956 Dr. Burbridge received
his PhD, also from UCSF.
From 1942 through 1945 he served in the U.S. Navy, and from 1952 to 1955 Dr.Burbridge
served in the U.S. Public Health Service, as a visiting lecturer in Indonesia. On his
return to this country Dr. Burbridge became assist. professor of pharmacology and
experimental therapeutics at UCSF, becoming assoc. professor in 1970.
Dr. Burbridge was a member of the American Society of Pharmacology, the Society for
Experimental Biology and Medicine, and the American Therapeutic Society. His
primary research interests were comparative pharmacology, alcohol metabolism,
psychopharmacology and drug metabolism.
He was a member of the Board of the NAACP, and in 1967 was honored for his outstanding
contributions to bringing justice and equality to San Francisco. In 1973 the UCSF
campus named for him an award given annually to a UCSF staff member, faculty
member or student, for outstanding community service. Dr. Burbridge was married to the
former Yvonne Mason, and they have five children.