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Willard L. Marmelzat collection
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Description
Willard Lee Marmelzat, M.D., renowned dermatologist, wrote multiple works on the history of medicine. In addition to his manuscripts, the collection consists of his subject files, correspondence, publications, professional society files, speeches, education files, and memorabilia.
Background
Willard Lee Marmelzat, M.D., was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his M.D. at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1944. Passionate about music, Marmelzat was awarded the William Osler Medal of American Association of the History of Medicine for his M.D. thesis about the history of the relationship between doctors and music. He developed his thesis into a book, Musical Sons of Aesculpius, published in 1946. After medical school, Marmelzat served as a Navy physician on the USS New Jersey before permanently residing in Los Angeles, California. He established himself as a renowned dermatologist and author of multiple works pertaining to the history of medicine. Dr. Marmelzat died at the age of 93 in Los Angeles.
Extent
34.0 linear ft. (68 document boxes and 6 oversize flat boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the 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
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Please contact the History and Special Collections for the Sciences, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library Reference Desk for paging information.