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At the end of World War II, a group of physicians began pushing hard the idea that the University of California should have a medical presence in Southern California. On October 19, 1945, the UC Board of Regents voted to establish a medical school as part of UCLA. The State Legislature unanimously passed a $7-million appropriation bill to fund the new school...Read more »

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1. In 1947, who was appointed as the UCLA medical school's first dean?

2. When did UCLA Medical Center officially open its doors?

3. Who was dean of the medical school after Dr. Mellinkoff and before Dr. Levey?

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