Bernard G. Sarnat was a UCLA professor in both the School of Dentistry and the School of Medicine, the chief of surgery at
Cedars-Sinai, and a widely-published scientific researcher. Items in the collection include correspondence, copies of publications,
surgery photos, lecture notes and recorded lectures, an early manuscript of his published book, course materials, and administrative
documents from his professorship at UCLA.
Bernard G. Sarnat was the youngest of three children, born in Chicago, Illinois on September 1, 1912 to Russian immigrant
parents. He excelled in his studies from a young age, graduating high school with honors and gaining early admission to the
University of Chicago. It was there that Sarnat studied medicine and earned his degree in 1936. Throughout high school and
into college, Sarnat also worked roughly 30 hours per week at the family drugstore which his father owned. Shortly after obtaining
his medical degree, Sarnat applied to the University of Illinois and began dental school. While enrolled in dental school,
Sarnat was concurrently enrolled in a master’s program for science, he was an assistant professor in histology, and was actively
engaged in research. After obtaining his M.S. and D.D.S in 1940, Sarnat spent a year in a general surgery residency followed
by his appointment to full professorship and the head of the Oral and Plastic Surgery department at Washington University
School of Medicine. Sarnat opened his own private practice and continued to conducted research through the university until
his move to California in 1955.
5.2 linear feet
(13 document boxes)
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