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University of California
San Francisco Medical Center

Ph.D. Program, 1968 - 1972

Hugo St. in 1969

Hugo St. in 2015


Too much unhappiness for Tay Vaughan, who spent a few years of his youth grounded in the theory of death and dying. It was not pretty, not poetry, nor science, after all.

Barney Glaser was Vaughan's doctoral studies advisor. Dr. Glaser's crazy brother, Walt, had built an ocean-going sailboat in his backyard in Santa Cruz and was leaving the Bay Area. A whiff of that idea was what it took to propel Vaughan away from that unhappy study of death and dying to the purchase of sailboat construction plans and a 55 gal. drum of polyester resin...

Anselm Strauss
Sociologist Anselm Strauss (1916-1996) was internationally known as a medical sociologist (especially for his pioneering attention to chronic illness and dying) and as the developer (with Barney Glaser) of grounded theory, an innovative method of qualitative analysis widely used in sociology, nursing, education, social work, and organizational studies.

1965 Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss. Awareness of Dying. Chicago: Aldine; London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

1968 Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss. Time for Dying. Chicago: Aldine. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson

1970 Anselm Strauss and Barney Glaser. Anguish. San Francisco: Sociology Press.

1970 (Ed.) Where Medicine Fails. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books.

1975 Anselm L. Strauss and Barney Glaser (Eds.) Chronic Illness and the Quality of Life</b>. St. Louis: C.V. Mosby.

1977 Shizuko Fagerhaugh and Anselm L. Strauss. The Politics of Pain Management

2020: Classmate Kathy Calkins (Charmaz) dies. Obit by Adele E. Clarke, Professor Emerita, U.C., San Francisco
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