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Register of the John Bertrand deCusance Morant Saunders Papers, 1933-88
MSS 90-73  
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The John Bertrand deCusance Morant Saunders papers include correspondence (personal and UCSF), manuscripts, lectures and speeches; UCSF Committee materials; reference and subject files; files relating to associations, foundations and hospitals; transcript copies of his oral history interview, and materials associated with the interview; slides and appointment books. Received 10/16/90, 1/18/91
Son of a British surgeon, J.B.deC.M. Saunders was born in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1903, and educated there. He took his M.B., Ch.B at the University of Edinburgh in 1925, becoming FRCS, Edinburgh in 1930. Dr. Saunders came to UCSF in 1931 as Asst. Professor of Anatomy, becoming Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Anatomy in 1938, a post he held until 1956. He has also served the campus as Dean, School of Medicine (1956-63), Chair, Dept. of Medical History and Bibliography (1937-73), and University Librarian (1943-1973). In 1959 Dr. Saunders was inaugurated as the first Provost of the UCSF campus, was named the first Chancellor of UCSF in 1964, and served in that position until 1966. In that year he was named to the Regents Chair of Medical History, in the Department of the History of Health Sciences.
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