Then and Now
A view of the Cedars-Sinai campus, from the southwest corner of Beverly and San Vicente Boulevards (photographed in 1973 and 2013).
- The first handheld cellular call is made by Martin Cooper in New York City.
- The population of Los Angeles is approximately 2.8 million.
- Cedars-Sinai is the first hospital to use drugs to dilate blood vessels in heart failure patients, revolutionizing the way severe heart disease is treated.
- Neuroscience is emerging from its infancy, as advances in molecular imaging promise to unlock long-held secrets of the brain and nervous system.
- Construction of the new Medical Center is about to start at the intersection of Beverly and San Vicente boulevards. The 1.6 millionsquare-foot facility, formally merging Mount Sinai and Cedars of Lebanon hospitals under one location, will open in 1976.
- Americans make nearly 2.4 billion cell phone calls per day.
- The City of Los Angeles is home to more than 4 million people.
- The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute leads the nation in performing adult heart transplants and pioneers the use of heart stem cells to rebuild damaged heart tissue after a heart attack.
- Cedars-Sinai’s Neurology Department leads an international clinical trial that explores the benefits of brain cooling after a stroke. A research study on a vaccine that fights aggressive brain tumors—pioneered at the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute—finds the vaccine helps patients live significantly longer.
- The new 820,000-square-foot, 11-story Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion opens in summer 2013. Its Translational Research Complex will serve as a hub for cardiac, neuroscience, and regenerative medicine research, with spaces designed to promote spontaneous interaction among and
between investigators and members of their research teams.