Finding Aid for the Case history of first use of Prednisone for kidney transplant rejection, 1960-1987 (bulk 1960-1965)

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Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Case history of first use of Prednisone for kidney transplant rejection,
Date (inclusive): 1960-1987 (bulk 1960-1965)
Collection number: 40
Creator: Goodwin, Willard E. 1915-1998
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: SRLF
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

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.
Series 3 (Supporting secondary literature) [Box 3] is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Case history of first use of Prednisone for kidney transplant rejection, Ms. Coll. #40, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

These materials were formally transferred from the Medical Records Department of the UCLA Medical Center to the UCLA Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division in 1987 at the instigation of Willard E. Goodwin, MD, who was the surgeon in charge of this case. Dr. Goodwin also donated his personal case file and secondary materials to the Library at the same time.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 7 "volumes" (the folders were so labeled and comprise Series I) of physician and nursing notes, laboratory reports, operation records, etc. comprising the medical history of the first kidney transplant patient recorded as receiving Prednisone to inhibit organ rejection. Also included is the correspondence regarding the transfer of the case file to the UCLA Biomedical Library. Series II) consists of Dr. Goodwin’s personal case file. Series III), Dr. Goodwin's reprint file of pertinent supporting literature on transplantation, rounds out the collection.
The case "volumes" are described as follows in the introductory case notes: Vol. I: Diagnosis records from first hospital admission, 1/18/60 to 1/28/60, and physician notes from subsequent hospitalization and operation, 9/20/60 to 2/9/61. Vol. II: Laboratory records, 9/2/60-12/1/60. Vol. III: Laboratory records, 12/1/60 to 2/9/61, plus Radiology and other reports. Vol. IV: Operations and doctors' orders. Vol. V: Medications, TPR, vital signs. Vol. VI: Intake and output. Vol. VII: Nursing notes and legal forms, documents, correspondence.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Official Patient Record., 1960-1961. 15 folders
  • Series 2. Dr. Goodwin's personal case file, 1960-1987. 1 folder
  • Series 3. Supporting Secondary Literature.. 6 folders

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Goodwin, Willard E., 1915-1998 -- Archives
Graft Rejection -- prevention & control -- Case Reports
Graft Survival -- drug effects -- Case Reports
Kidney Transplantation -- Case Reports
Physicians -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archival resources.
Prednisone -- therapeutic use -- Case Reports


Container List

 

Series 1. Official Patient Record. 1960-1961

Physical Description: 15 folders

Scope and Content Note

Records relating the medical history of the patient from first hospital admission to death. The case file was officially transferred from the UCLA Medical Center Medical Records Department to the UCLA Biomedical Library.
Box 1, Folder 1

Documents pertaining to transfer of case records, plus summary records regarding the patient. 1960, 1987

Scope and Content Note

correspondence regarding the transfer request from Medical Records to Biomedical Library; minutes of the UCLA Medical Center Kidney Transplant Group for meetings on this patient, 9/9/60, 10/22/60, 12/14/60; case clinical summary; case death summary; Goodwin reprint from "Journal of Urology" 89(1):13-24, 1963, which includes description of this case
Box 1, Folder 2-7

Volumes I, II, III: diagnosis records, physician notes, laboratory records. 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

each "volume" consists of two folders
Box 2, Folder 1-8

Volumes IV, V, VI, VII: operations and doctors' orders, medications and vital signs, intake and output, nursing notes, legal forms, correspondence 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

each "volume" consists of two folders
 

Series 2. Dr. Goodwin's personal case file 1960-1987

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 2, Folder 9

Dr. Goodwin's personal case folder. 1960-1965, 1987

Scope and Content Note

notes and correspondence; carbon copies of case summaries, meeting records, operation report; telegram to WEG announcing patient's death; photos of kidney tissue sections, dated 4/10/62; correspondence with patient's parents, in which they express their appreciation: "we will always remember your sincere efforts and kindness towards our beloved..."

Note

Dr. Goodwin was the surgeon of record for the kidney transplant
 

Series 3. Supporting Secondary Literature.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Reprints from five different research/transplant teams, including Dr. Goodwin's, and from various other authors
Box 3, Folder 1

Reprints by Willard E. Goodwin and team, Goodwin bibliography, transplant ethics.

Scope and Content Note

Goodwin reprints on kidney transplants, 1962-1965; bibliography by and about WEG (447 items entries), 1937-1987; items regarding use of anencephalic infants as organ donors
Box 3, Folder 2

Reprints by Joseph E. Murray and team.

Note

Dr. Murray and colleagues worked at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston
Box 3, Folder 3

Reprints by T. E. Starzl and team.

Note

Dr. Starzl and colleagues worked at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver
Box 3, Folder 4

Reprints by M.F.A. Woodruff and team.

Note

Dr. Woodruff and colleagues worked at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Box 3, Folder 5

Reprints by Dr. R. D. Owen and team.

Note

Dr. Owen and colleagues worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Box 3, Folder 6

Reprints by miscellaneous authors.