The Mound City Chronicles relates history of LLU
A 336-page pictorial history of Loma Linda, The Mound City Chronicles, has been published by the School of Medicine Alumni Association.
The book was released in connection with the centennial celebration of Loma Linda University and Loma Linda University Medical Center, founded in 1905.
Written by Dennis Park, MA, executive director of the School of Medicine Alumni Association, the book is divided into four parts and 14 sections—all the way from the early campus of the school to the present-day campus including the addition of the new Centennial Complex.
In a foreword to the book, School of Medicine graduate S. Wesley Kime, MD, of Loma Linda says, “Dennis Park has for 36 years watched it happen—all of the building, all of the change, not only of Loma Linda University but all the community of Loma Linda.”
The volume contains more than 1,000 pictures, both black/white and color. The new book extends to the Los Angeles area when the clinical years for medical students were spent at the White Memorial Hospital and the Los Angeles County Hospital.
Included in the book is a message from the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center board chair, Lowell C. Cooper, MPH, vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Pastor Cooper lauded the leadership of the Church for Loma Linda’s part in a “leading center for clinical excellence, quality of service, and quiet satisfaction.”
Anniversary congratulations and responses have come from California assembly member Bill Emmerson, California Congressman Joe Baca, and Floyd Petersen, immediate past mayor of the city of Loma Linda.
Loma Linda University historian Richard A. Schaefer says, “The Mound City Chronicles is a fascinating, creative, and accurate time capsule which illustrates the growth of God’s institution in Loma Linda for the past century.
“This comprehensive, well-illustrated volume takes the reader from an inspired but struggling sanitarium and one-horse medical school to a world-renowned institution of higher education that has a global vision of Christian service to mankind.”
You may purchase the book at the Loma Linda University Campus Store or the Loma Linda Adventist Book Center. To order by mail, please call (909) 558-4633. The 100th anniversary limited edition (signed and numbered) is priced at $49.95.
The centennial edition is priced at $39.95. For mail orders, there will be a nominal shipping and handling charge.
By Don Roth