Collection of correspondence, research data, articles, reprints,
images, drawings, and artifacts produced and or collected by Margaret Hart Surbeck.
Margaret Hart was born in 1915 in Salinas, California. Her father, Fred Hart, a proponent
of electronic medicine and an innovator, received patents for the Oscilloclast and other
treatment devices. He volunteered at the Electronic Medical Foundation, eventually becoming
president of the College of Electronic Medicine in San Francisco. After a ten-year battle
with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the validity of treatment with electronic
frequencies, the Foundation was dissolved. Fred Hart's other enterprises included running
for state senator and establishing the first radio station in San Jose, KQW.
Number of containers: 18 cartons, 5 boxes, 3 oversize folders
Linear feet: 28.75
Copyright has been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in
writing to the Head of Archives and Special Collections.
Collection is open for research. The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with
privacy issues for a specific time period from the date of creation. Access to records that contain personal and confidential
information about an individual or individuals is restricted for 75 years from date of creation or until the death of the
individual mentioned in the records, whichever is longer. Medical records are restricted for 50 years after an individual's
date of death, if known. If the date of death is unknown, access is restricted for 100 years from the individual's date of
birth or 100 years from the date of record creation, whichever occurs first. Access to student records is restricted for 75
years from the latest date of the materials in those files. All other restricted materials will be opened in 2019. Access
restrictions are noted at the series level. Please contact the Head of Archives and Special Collections for information on
access to these files.