Collection contains E. Leong Way's professional papers concern his career in pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of
California, San Francisco.
Dr. Edward (Eddie) Leong Way was born in Watsonville, California in 1916. His moved with his family to San Francisco in 1924
and ultimately studied pharmacy at what is now the UCSF School of Pharmacy, earning his BS in pharmacy from the University
of California, Berkeley (UCB) in 1938. (UCB issued the degree as UCSF was not yet a free-standing campus of the University
of California.) After working as a pharmacist for a year, he went on to study pharmaceutical chemistry at the UCSF School
of Pharmacy, earning an MS in 1940, then a PhD in 1942. Again the degrees were issued by UCB. Much of his career centered
on the development of physical dependence and tolerance of opiates. His work has aided in creating a deeper understanding
of the complexities of addiction. Way worked as a professor at UCSF for many years before retiring in 1987.
4.38 linear feet (3 cartons, 2 boxes)
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