The Hugh A. Edmondson papers contains documents regarding Dr. Edmondson's impact on the USC School of Medicine and the advancements
he made in the medical field, particularly in pathology. This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, notes, budgets,
programs, medical documents, publications, historical documents, academic documents, legal papers and other texts related
to Dr. Edmondson's professional career and personal life.
Hugh A. Edmonson, M.D., was the chairman of the Department of Pathology at USC, the Director of Laboratories and Pathology
at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation.
Dr. Edmondson arrived at USC in 1932 for the continuation of a medical internship. In 1934, he was appointed an assistant
in the Department of Pathology. From there, he rose to Chairman of the department, a position held from 1951 to 1972. He made
considerable achievements as an administrator and as a specialist in the pathology of liver and pancreatic diseases. He was
also an important financial supporter of the Elaine Stevely Hoffman Medical Research Center. He was the author of more than
70 publications in his specialties and received many awards for his accomplishments. Dr. Edmondson died of cancer at the age
of 80 in 1986.
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