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Finding Aid for the Records of the Society for the History of Medical Science, 1950-1980
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Records of the Society for the History of Medical Science,
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1980
    Collection number: 45
    Creator: Society for the History of Medical Science, 1950-1978
    Extent: 1 carton (1.5 linear ft.)2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: Records of the Society for the History of Medical Science, which was a duly registered University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus-affiliated group and a constituent society of the American Association of the History of Medicine. The Society was founded and governed mostly, but not entirely, by faculty members of the Los Angeles area's three medical schools of the time, namely the College of Medical Evangelists, the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. The stated purpose of the group was to promote interest in, and the study of, medical history. Membership, by invitation, included medical faculty and students, practicing physicians, and others interested in the group's purpose. Eminent speakers appeared at two to four meetings a year, and to raise interest in the history of medicine among medical students, interns, and residents, the Society sponsored an essay contest with a medal and small cash prizes, named for John F. Fulton with his approval and support.
    Physical location: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, History and Special Collections for the Sciences Cage
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, History & Special Collections for the Sciences. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Records of the Society for the History of Medical Science, 45, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

    Historical Note

    The Society for the History of Medical Science was a duly registered University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus-affiliated group and a constituent society of the American Association of the History of Medicine. The Society was founded and governed mostly, but not entirely, by faculty members of the Los Angeles area's three medical schools of the time, namely the College of Medical Evangelists, the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. The stated purpose of the group was to promote interest in, and the study of, medical history. Membership, by invitation, included medical faculty and students, practicing physicians, and others interested in the group's purpose. Eminent speakers appeared at two to four meetings a year, and to raise interest in the history of medicine among medical students, interns, and residents, the Society sponsored an essay contest with a medal and small cash prizes, named for Yale University neurophysiologist and historian of medicine John F. Fulton with his approval and support.

    Scope and Content

    Minutes, announcements, correspondence, lists, and other papers fully document the first ten years of the Society's activities. After that the fullness of the documentation diminishes year by year, although still sufficient to follow the subject matter and speakers for general programs, and the identities of the group's officers and doers. Los Angeles was home base for many scholars and aficionados of medical history, whose social and professional connections reached far, so the list of speakers the Society gathered over all its years was outstanding and their programs of real interest.
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Administrative Files, 1950-1980. 24 folders and 2 groups of file cards
    • Series 2. Activities, 1950-1974. 63 folders

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Society for the History of Medical Science
    Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960
    History of Medicine
    Societies