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Ivan Petrovich Pavlov Collection of 18 Contemporary Laboratory Photographs ca. 1900
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The collection of photographs, taken around the turn of the 20th century, shows Pavlov's laboratories, coworkers, and some laboratory procedures used in his experiments. The photographs were presented by one of Pavlov's pupils, Professor Petr Stepanovich Kupalov, to Dr. Mary A. B. Brazier, Professor of Anatomy, UCLA, in 1958 on the occasion of an international meeting in Russia. Dr. Brazier presented the photos to the History and Special Collections Division, UCLA Biomedical Library in 1985, in honor of UCLA School of Medicine's former Dean, Sherman M. Mellinkoff, M.D.
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936) studied physiology and received a doctorate in medicine from St. Peterburg University in 1883. From 1879 to 1890 he was professor of pharmacology in St. Petersburg, then became professor of physiology and later director of the St. Peterburg Institute for Experimental Medicine until 1936. After early work on control of blood pressure he soon turned to studying the physiology of digestion. The new techniques of surgery and postoperate care he invented openend up the study of digestive processes in normal healthy animals over long periods of time.
18 mounted 9 x 7" photographs
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The photographs are available for viewing at the History and Special Collections Division, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library.