The collection contains documents the life and work of Dr. Gofman. Materials include writings, lectures, correspondence, publications,
research materials, working files for individual patients (children), diagnostic tools and tests, photographs, slides, audio-visual
recordings, and biographical materials. Also included are the files of some of the UCSF Child Study Unit (CSU) employees.
All dates are approximate.
Dr. Helen F. Gofman was involved with teaching, patient care, and research at the University of California for 42 years. Gofman
was a national leader in the field of behavioral pediatrics. She completed both her medical degree and a residency in pediatrics
at UCSF in 1947. Gofman was involved with the Child Study Unit, within the UCSF Pediatrics Department, from the time it was
founded in 1948 until her retirement in 1984. She served as director of the CSU from 1961-1973 and co-director from 1973-1983.
Upon her retirement in 1984, Gofman was awarded professor emeritus.
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