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Kenneth E. Livingston Papers. Supplement. 1952-1984
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The supplement to the main Kenneth E. Livingston collection (Ms. Collection #130) extends the documentation of his clinical and research endeavors in limbic system research and in the control of chronic pain. To his long-term ongoing study of intravenous procaine for pain control, Dr. Livingston added a small clinical trial on the efficacy of oral tocainide and was much excited by the results; this later interest is well covered in these supplemental materials. There are also drafts of ideas and letters concerning his thoughts on ecology, homeostasis and the brain-mind discussion. All the Kenneth E. Livingston papers are part of the John C. Liebeskind History of Pain Collection at UCLA.
Kenneth Edwin Livingston was born in 1914, in Pendleton, Oregon and died in Camp Sherman, Oregon, in 1984. He attended Stanford University (BA, 1936) and Harvard Medical School (MD, 1939), and finished his specialization in Neurosurgery at the Lahey Clinic, Boston. After service in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps during World War II he returned to the Lahey Clinic until 1948, when he relocated to Oregon. In 1960 he was invited to Shiraz University in Iran to develop the Neurosurgery Service at Nemazee Hospital, and in 1962 was appointed Visiting Dean at Pahlavi University to develop their Medical School under an USAID program. For a year after his return to the U.S. in 1966 Dr. Livingston served as a Consultant to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and in 1968 he became Professor of Surgery/Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and Chief of Neurosurgery at Wellesley Hospital. He served these institutions until his retirement in 1981.
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The Collection is open for research, but access to some materials is restricted due to patient confidentiality protocols.