Discoveries Magazine


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).

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  1. The first handheld cellular call is made by Martin Cooper in New York City.
  2. The population of Los Angeles is approximately 2.8 million.
  3. 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.
  4. Neuroscience is emerging from its infancy, as advances in molecular imaging promise to unlock long-held secrets of the brain and nervous system.
  5. 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.
  1. Americans make nearly 2.4 billion cell phone calls per day.
  2. The City of Los Angeles is home to more than 4 million people.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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