Guide to the San Diego County Medical Society Records

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2007-12-03
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Guide to the San Diego County Medical Society Records 1875/1965

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: San Diego County Medical Society Records
Dates: 1875-1965
Bulk Dates: 1920-1945
Identification: MS-0048
Creator: San Diego County Medical Society
Physical Description: 2.00 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

Seven prominent San Diego doctors formed the County's first medical society in 1870 to assure the integrity of the medical profession in the greater San Diego area. Criteria for membership were: 1.) a good primary and medical education, attested by a diploma from some known medical school of good repute; and 2.) good professional and moral standing in the community. The San Diego Medical Library Association was formed in 1915 as an affiliate of the Medical Society for the purpose of maintaining a library of medical materials for San Diego physicians.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego County Medical Society -- Archives
San Diego Medical Library Association -- Archives

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records
Photographs

Topical Term:

Medicine -- California -- San Diego County -- Societies, etc. -- History
Physicians -- California -- San Diego County -- History

Administrative Information

Accruals:

1984, 1985

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, San Diego County Medical Society Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Arrangement of Materials:

I. San Diego Medical Library Association
II. San Diego County Medical Society
  1. Personnel and Finances
  2. Meeting Minutes
  3. Membership Applications and Correspondence
  4. State Medical Society Conventions at Coronado
  5. Correspondence
  6. Miscellaneous Materials

Scope and Contents

Records include bylaws, meeting minutes, membership lists, membership applications, correspondence, convention materials, photographs, ephemera, and a newspaper clipping scrapbook.

Detailed List of Contents

 

San Diego Medical Library Association

Box 1, Folder 1

The Book of By-Laws of the San Diego Medical Library Association (includes by-laws, charter membership roll and subsequent membership rolls)

Box 1, Folder 2

Amended by-laws (2 drafts) c. 1917

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence 1916-31

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

List of journals n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Minutes, first meeting of the Membership Committee January 15, 1917

Box 1, Folder 7

Minutes, Board of Directors (also includes Treasurer's Reports) Dec. 19, 1916- Nov. 5, 1925

Box 1, Folder 8

Minutes, Meeting of Directors Jan. 12, 1925- August 20, 1931

Box 1, Folder 9

Portraits n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

F.R. Burnham

Box 1, Folder 9

Robert Pollock

 

San Diego County Medical Society

 

Personnal and Financial Records

Box 1, Folder 10

List of personnel: officers, council, delegates, committees 1944

Box 1, Folder 11

List of personnel: officers, council, delegates, committees 1945

Box 1, Folder 12

List of personnel: officers, council, delegates, committees 1946

Box 1, Folder 13

List of personnel: officers, council, delegates, committees 1947

Box 1, Folder 14

Council Roll 1945

Box 1, Folder 15

Council Roll 1947

Box 1, Folder 16

Statement of accounts Jan-Sept 1922

Box 1, Folder 17

Constitution and by-laws 1887

 

Meeting Minutes

Box 1, Folder 18

1887-96

Box 1, Folder 19

1896-1911

Box 1, Folder 20

1915-1917

Box 1, Folder 21

1918-21

Box 1, Folder 22

1922

Box 1, Folder 23

1923

Box 1, Folder 24

1924

Box 1, Folder 25

1925

Box 1, Folder 26

1926

Box 1, Folder 27

1927

Box 1, Folder 28

1928

Box 1, Folder 29

1929

Box 1, Folder 30

1930

Box 1, Folder 31

1931

Box 1, Folder 32

1932

Box 1, Folder 33

1933

Box 1, Folder 34

1934

Box 1, Folder 35

1935

Box 1, Folder 36

1936

Box 1, Folder 37

1937

Box 1, Folder 38

1938

Box 1, Folder 39

1939

Box 1, Folder 40

1940

Box 1, Folder 41

1941

Box 1, Folder 42

1942

Box 1, Folder 43

1943

Box 1, Folder 44

1944

Box 1, Folder 45

1945

Box 1, Folder 46

1946

Box 1, Folder 47

1947(through August)

 

Membership Applications and Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 1

1910,12,15-16

Box 2, Folder 2

1916-24

Box 3, Folder 1

A-B 1925-42

Box 3, Folder 2

C-D 1926-42

Box 3, Folder 3

D-G 1926-41

Box 3, Folder 4

H-J 1926-41

Box 3, Folder 5

K-L 1926-42

Box 3, Folder 6

M 1925-41

Box 3, Folder 7

N-P 1926-42

Box 3, Folder 8

R 1928-41

Box 3, Folder 9

S 1925-41

Box 3, Folder 10

T-V 1926-41

Box 3, Folder 11

W-Z 1928-42

Box 3, Folder 12

Correspondence rememberships 1934

Box 3, Folder 13

Correspondence rememberships 1942

 

State Medical Society Conventions at Coronado

Box 3, Folder 15

Correspondence Mar 1917- May 1917

Box 3

Convention April 17-19, 1917

Box 3, Folder 14

Correspondence Sep 1916-Feb 1917

Box 3, Folder 15

Correspondence March 1917- May 1917

Box 3

Convention May 11-14, 1921

Box 3, Folder 16

Chairman, Local Arrangements Committee, Correspondence 1921

Box 3, Folder 17

Correspondence Mar 1921- May 1921

Box 3, Folder 18

List of Committees, personnel, and meeting schedules 1921

Box 3, Folder 19

Social Program 1921

 

Correspondence

Box 3, Folder 20

1916, 1925, 1926, 1931, 1954, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1969

 

Miscellaneous Materials

Box 3, Folder 21

Portrait Photography: Courtenay c. 1918

Box 3, Folder 22

American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. III, no. 2, p. 102 (contains Dr. R.E. Austin memorial) 1916

Box 4, Folder 1

Historical reports and articles 1936, 1969-1970

Box 4, Folder 2

Photographs (31)

Box 4, Folder 2

Unidentified (from magazine) n.d.

Box 4, Folder 2

J. Baker c.1940

Box 4, Folder 2

B.J. O'Neill n.d.

Box 4, Folder 2

Dr. Greg n.d.

Box 4, Folder 2

Unidentified n.d.

Box 4, Folder 2

Hospital Corps Naval Training Camp, Balboa Park c. 1945

Box 4, Folder 2

Sanitarium on Colombia & F Street c. 1900

Box 4, Folder 2

Sanitarium on Colombia & F Street c. 1900

Box 4, Folder 2

Naval Hospital 1921, 1958

Box 4, Folder 2

Naval Hospital 1921, 1958

Box 4, Folder 2

Agner Sanitarium 1906

Box 4, Folder 2

Sunshine Hospital c. 1920

Box 4, Folder 2

Wedgeforth Hospital 1931

Box 4, Folder 2

St. Joseph's Sanitarium c. 1915

Box 4, Folder 2

Scripps Clinic 1924

Box 4, Folder 2

Children's Hospital 1930

Box 4, Folder 2

McCullock Sanitarium 1923

Box 4, Folder 2

Paradise Valley Sanitarium c. 1923

Box 4, Folder 2

County Hospital 1904, 1913, (2) c. 1935

Box 4, Folder 2

Mercy Hospital 1926, 1938

Box 4, Folder 2

Six photographs unnumbered of general historical San Diego scenes (Whaley House etc.) c. 1900 portrait (unnumbered) of G.H. Winbigler: " G.H. Winbigler, The Electric Healer, No Matter What Ails U, Try Electricity." Portrait shows electric charges drawn in coming from Winbigler's fingertips. Winbigler listed in 1895 S.D. City Directory as an electrician. (Jane and John Adams donation, 1989)

Box 4, Folder 3

Scrapbook (newspaper clippings) Mar 1951- Sept 1953

Box 5

Four pages of notes (October 1980) regardig John Albert Sturges, M.D. as recalled by daughter Helen Sturges Walden

Box 5

Chicago Medical College of Northwestern University, diploma for Doctor of Medicine March 16, 1875

Box 5

Chicago Medical Society, certificate, Assistant to the House of Surgeon of Merry Hospita March 16, 1875

Box 5

Rush Medical College (Illinois) diploma for Doctor of Medicine February 15, 1876

Box 5

Medical Society of the State of California, Board of Examiners certificate and note June 23, 1885 and May 23, 1885

Box 5

Medical Society of the State of California, Board of Examiners certificate and note June 23, 1885 and May 23, 1885

Box 5

Rush Medical College, certificate of matriculation September 28, 1892

Box 5

Granville High School (Ohio) diploma for Abbie L. Geach June 4, 1875

Box 5

Marriage certification, John A. Sturges and Abbie L. Geach May 29, 1879

Box 5

German American Insurance Co. of New York City, certificate of insurance October 20, 1889