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Murray E. Jarvik papers, 1923-2008
BIOMED.1102  
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Description
Murray E. Jarvik (June 1, 1923 - May 8, 2008) was a professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests included effects of drugs on learning and retention, the neurophysiological basis of learning, drug effects in the central nervous system, psychopharmacology, primate behavior, smoking behavior and addiction. He is best known for recognizing nicotine as the addictive factor in cigarette smoking and being a co-inventor of the nicotine patch. Jarvik was also passionate about the possibility of legalizing illicit narcotics. Half of the collection contains research studies, including protocols, data and grant applications. The other half of the collection contains nicotine patch legal documentation, correspondence, materials in relation to professional organizations, several talks and lectures, and reference materials.
Background
Murray E. Jarvik (June 1, 1923 - May 8, 2008) was a professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his BS from the City College of New York (1944), an MA from UCLA (1945), his MD from UCSF (1951), and his PhD from UC Berkeley (1952). He held numerous teaching and research assignments in psychology and psychopharmacology from 1944 to 2000, with the bulk of his career taking part at UCLA Department of Psychology concurrently with the VA offices in Brentwood, Los Angeles. He was a member of various professional organizations including: American Academy of Neurology, American Association of the Advancement of Science, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, American Psychological Association (President of Division 28, psychopharmacology), American Psychopathological Association, and others.
Extent
60.0 linear ft. (61 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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 where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All materials are stored off site and require advance notice for use. Please contact History and Special Collections for the Sciences, UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, 310.825.6940, to arrange for use.