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Admired and respected by all who knew him, whether as a doctor, educator, administrator or business executive, Franklin D. Murphy left an indelible mark on every institution with which he was associated. As chancellor of UCLA from 1960 to 1968, Dr. Murphy shepherded the university through a period of dramatic growth on its rise toward what he termed "scholarly distinction in worldwide terms." Among the many achievements during his tenure, the David Geffen School of Medicine tripled in size and the Fielding School of Public Health was established. Throughout his remarkable life, Dr. Murphy developed wide-ranging interests, but his link to the field of medicine remained constant. In 1975, with support from the Ahmanson Foundation, he established the Franklin E. Murphy, M.D. Fund for the History of Medicine in honor of his father. By providing a permanent endowment for the acquisition, conservation and cataloging of materials related to the history of medicine, the fund helps ensure that the Louise M. Darling History and Special Collections Division for the Sciences can continue to build one of the preeminent collections of rare medical works dating from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.

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