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School of medicine senior class of 1940
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Group photograph of the senior class of the medical school in the late spring of 1940
Date Created and/or Issued
Spring 1940
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Digital resource published by the Regents of the University of California
Contributing Institution
UC San Francisco, Library, University Archives
UCSF History Collection
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Scope/Content: Student names: 1) Albert Young, 2) Joseph L. Cadranel, 3) William J. Casquez, 4) Frank E. Lones, 5) Archer J. Sokol, 6) Nicholas Demakopoulos (now Demas), 7) Milton Gordon, 8) Milton Frenmore, 9) James Higuchi, 10) Harold Swerdloff, 11) Silas Chinn, 12) Kwong Lim, 13) Jules Key, 14) Alvin Harris, 15) Paul Rubin, 16) Samuel Kimura, 17) David Zealear, 18) Harry Harrison, 19) Morton Nahman, 20) Julian Davis, 21) Harry Levitt, 22) Sam Steindel, 23) Elsa Bickel, 24) John Clark, 25) Elizabeth Lodge Rees, 26) Marseille Spetz, 27) Jacob Kahn, 28) Theodore Diller, 29) Abraham Chartock, 30) Bernard Freedman, 31) C. Edmond Alberton, 32) Joseph Ogura, 33) Samuel Rosenthal, 34) Thomas Ward, 35) Robert Godwin, 36) Tetsuo Sugiyama, 37) Luther Newhall, 38) Joseph Arons, 39) Allan Mendelson, 40) Steven Popovich, 41) Charlotte Baer, 42) Leslie Bennett, 43) David Price, 44) Walter Carpenter, 45) Henry Moon, 46) Francis Sooy. Not present: Ulrich Fritschi, Lee Fulton, Gibert Gordan, Jr., Herbert Greenhood, Wayne Hanson, Hiroshi Kawahara, Lionel Ovsey, Philip Sanfilippo, Robert Tufft.
Scope/Content: Leslie L. Bennett, February 1987: This group photograph of the senior of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine was taken on the steps of the old Medical School building in the late Spring of 1940. The identification of the individuals in this photograph were, as indicated, made by Leslie L. Bennett and Julian Davis. This was, in fact, the senior class of the Spring of 1940 but a survey of the Dean's office records will indicate that most of those in this group actually received their degrees in the Spring of 1941. This apparent discrepancy is due to the fact that at the time the M.D. degree was granted by the University of California School of Medicine at the end of a five year course of study. Four of these years were the equivalent of the present four years of medical school curriculum whereas the required fifth year could be met either by an internship, to be served after the end of the senior year, or by a year of research which could have been done by any time after enrollment in the School of Medicine. At the time the first year enrollment in the School of Medicine. At that time the first year curriculum took place in Berkeley and it was common for the faculty of the Department of Anatomy to solicit first year students to stay on as teaching assistants to participate in the instruction of anatomy to the following year's entering class. The first year that one stayed on as a teaching assistant, one simultaneously registered as a graduate student in the Graduate Division, usually as a graduate student in anatomy, and at the same time registered in the School of Medicine. The author of this was one of those who had met his fifth year requirement in this fashion as did four or five others in this group photograph. In a way this demonstrates that the new combined "graduate student - MD program" is not so new afterall since it was underway at least as early as 1920.
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