Scope and Content
Title: San Diego County Hospital Records
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 502
Mandeville Special Collections Library
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Language of Material:
3.8 Linear feet
1 archive box, 3 flatboxes, 6 oversize bound volumes
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1940-1942
Date (inclusive): 1912-1954
Records of the San Diego County Hospital. This collection comprises hospital registers, discharge records and service analysis
ledgers, as well as birth and death registers. The materials range between 1912 and 1954, with the bulk dating between 1940
San Diego County Hospital.
The San Diego County Hospital, in existence since 1869, was originally located in Old Town. By 1889, the hospital was relocated
to Mission Valley, and in 1904 a new three story County Hospital building was opened in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood.
In the early 1960s, a new facility for the hospital was built on the same site and leased in 1966 to the UCSD School of Medicine,
who renamed it University Hospital. Fifteen years later, UCSD bought the facility and give it its current name: the UCSD Medical
Scope and Content
The San Diego County Hospital Records are arranged alphabetically by document type and chronologically thereafter. The Birth
Register (1945-1954) lists name, mother, father, doctor, and birth date, and the Death Register (September 1941-December 1942)
includes name and race. The Discharge Record and Service Analysis ledgers date from 1940 to 1951, minus the records between
January 1943 to March 1951. Likewise, the Hospital Registers dated 1912-1926 are missing the years 1914 and 1915. The Summary
of Patient Days (February 1941-December 1942) compiles statistics about the age, sex, and number of patients. Some summaries
of patient days were originally included with the Discharge Record and Service Analysis ledgers and were left there.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
San Diego County Hospital Records, MSS 502. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
San Diego County Hospital. -- Archives
University of California, San Diego. Medical Center.
Hospital records--California--San Diego County
Hospitals -- California -- San Diego County
Registers of births, etc.--California--San Diego County