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Bernard G. Sarnat papers, 1935-2010
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
5.2 linear ft. (13 document boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. 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
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.