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Robert B. Livingston Papers
MSS 418  
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Description
Papers of Robert B. Livingston, professor of neuroscience and medical administrator. The collection includes early correspondence (1947-1952), writings, talks and lectures, project materials, and UCSD teaching materials. Also included are papers of Livingston's mentor John F. Fulton.
Background
Robert Burr Livingston was born in 1918, received his bachelors degree from Stanford University in 1940 and graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1944, where he did his residency in internal medicine. His major academic appointments include the Yale University School of Medicine (1946-1952), the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine (1952-1957) and the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine (1964-1989). In 1956 he was appointed Director of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1964 he became the founding chair of the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD. Throughout his career, Dr. Livingston was active in several anti-nuclear weapons and peace organizations, including the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace.
Extent
12.0 Linear feet (30 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.