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Farber Hall Annex

FARB_A

Overview

Facility
FARB_A
Number
0069
Function
Gross Square Feet
5,751
Construction Cost
$279,000
Completed
September, 1966
Architect
Butler Inc.

Occupants

Function

Study area for Medical School students.

Namesake

FARB_A

Sidney Farber (1903-1973) born in Buffalo, was a UB graduate in 1923 who later served as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, regarded as one of the founders of the speciality of pediatric pathology. The Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program was conceived in 1955 when Dr. Sidney Farber, Mary Lasker, and others approached Congress with a proposal that it increase support for studies of chemotherapy for cancer. In the area of clinical care, one of Farber's innovations was something that sounds as if it could have come out of today's headlines. "He came up with the idea of what is now called 'total care'. He decided that all services for the patient and family - clinical care, nutrition, social work, counseling - should be provided in one place. All decisions should be made as a team. Everyone involved in caregiving should plan the treatment together." says former Institute President David G. Nathan, M.D.