This collection documents the medical history of the first kidney transplant patient recorded as receiving Prednisone to
inhibit organ rejection, in 1960-1961. Dr. Willard E. Goodwin, founding chair of the UCLA Division of Urology and surgeon
of record on the case, arranged for transfer of these hospital files to the UCLA Biomedical Library. His reprint file of
pertinent supporting literature on transplantation rounds out the collection.
Access to Series 1 (Official patient record) and Series 2 (Dr. Goodwin's personal case file) [Boxes 1 and 2] is Restricted
due to patient confidentiality protocols; personally-identifying information from patient records may not be recorded or
disclosed. Before visiting the library, researchers must first apply in writing to UCLA History and Special Collections for
the Sciences, describing the research project and clearly presenting the purpose for which the records are to be used. For
preliminary inquiries, telephone: 310.825.6940.