Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams and Clark Kerr

Research

Founded in 1941, and operated jointly by the California Department of Mental Hygiene and the School of Medicine, the institute offers training to medical and nursing students, advanced fellows in psychiatry, physicians in other special fields, social workers, school teachers, the clergy, and rehabilitation therapy trainees. Clinical work is both inpatient, for short-term treatment of severe disorders, and outpatient, for adults and children.

Laboratory Research, Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute, San Francisco Medical Center, UC San Francisco, August 1964

Laboratory Research, Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute, San Francisco Medical Center, UC San Francisco, August 1964

The Statewide Air Pollution Research Center was established in 1961 at UC Riverside. Many of its staff serve as advisors to institutions and industries, as well as city,  county, state, federal, and international organizations.

Measuring the Effect of Cement Dust on Photosynthesis, Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, UC Riverside, March 1966

Measuring the Effect of Cement Dust on Photosynthesis, Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, UC Riverside, March 1966

In 1929, a young associate professor, Ernest O. Lawrence (1901-1958), glancing over a sketch in a German magazine, suddenly conceived and formulated, within minutes, the principal of the cyclotron—an atom-smasher. Down in the basement of LeConte Hall, he produced a 4.5-inch instrument of brass and wax in which, on January 3, 1931 an energy of 80,000 electron volts was achieved with protons.

The First Cyclotron, Built by Ernest O. Lawrence in 1931, UC Berkeley, March 1967

The First Cyclotron, Built by Ernest O. Lawrence in 1931, UC Berkeley, March 1967

The Moffitt Hospital, completed in 1955, is the largest and most comprehensive training hospital in the West.

 

Until 1952, no one could successfully stop the human heart, open, and repair it. Now techniques and instruments of great subtlety, such as the heart-lung machines which recirculate and reoxygenate the patient’s blood during the five-to-seven-hour operation, and artificial valves, such as the ball-in-case device here being inserted, have resulted in saving hundreds of lives.

Open Heart Operation, H.C. Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco Medical Center, UC San Francisco, 1966

Open Heart Operation, H.C. Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco Medical Center, UC San Francisco, 1966