Made possible by a gift from Bess Libby

Raymond L. Libby came to UCLA in 1948 as a professor of radiology. He was one of the first faculty members in the David Geffen School of Medicine, an association which lasted for 23 years until his retirement. A pioneer in nuclear medicine, he served as chief of the radiation biology program from 1956 to 1971. The establishment of the medical physics program at the School of Medicine was based largely on the courses he organized and taught. Upon his death in 1976, his wife, Bess, established The Raymond L. Libby Fund for the acquisition of books in radiology, radiation biology and related areas. This endowment benefits the faculty, staff and students who use the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. Mrs. Libby's purpose in establishing the endowment was to perpetuate her husband's memory and his love of books and to express his admiration for Louise Darling, founding librarian of the Biomedical Library.

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