Scope and Content
Title: Frederick Eberson Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1926?-1930
Collection number: MSS 30-1
Creator: Eberson, Frederick, 1892-
Extent: 1 box (11 folders)
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Frederick Eberson Papers, MSS 30-1, Archives & Special
Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
Frederick Eberson was born in New York, NY on February 10, 1892. He received degrees from
College of the City of New York (B.S., 1912), Iowa State College (M.S., 1915), Columbia
University College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.A., 1916, Ph.D., 1918) and the
University of Minnesota School of Medicine (M.B., M.D., 1924). Prior to receiving his
degree at Iowa State College, he served as an instructor in bacteriology. In 1916-1917 he
served as a research bacteriologist in charge of the department of research bacteriology
and pathology for the Northern Manchurian Plague Prevention Service in China. During
service with the U. S. Army (1917-1919), he was assistant pathologist and bacteriologist
at the Rockefeller Institute. From 1919-1921 he was an associate in dermatology and was
in charge of the syphilis research laboratory at Washington University Medical School in
St. Louis; a similar appointment at the Mayo Clinic occupied Dr. Eberson during
Dr. Eberson came to the University of California School of Medicine as a resident and
instructor in medicine (1924-1926), and rose to become an assistant professor
(1926-1933); during this period he also served as a physician at the University Hospital
and chest clinic (1924-1933) and an epidemiologist at this institution (1926-1931). He
was physician-in-chief of the children's tuberculosis department at the University's San
Francisco hospital (1927-1928) and was director of the clinical research laboratories and
chief epidemiologist at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco from 1929-1932. From 1934-1938
he served on the bureau of communicable diseases of the San Francisco Department of
Public Health, and from 1938-1940 was a pathologist and chief of laboratory services at
the U.S. Veterans Administration Facility.
During the early part of World War II (1940-1942) Dr. Eberson was at Gallinger Hospital
in Washington, DC as pathologist and director of laboratories; from 1942-1952 he was
pathologist and chief of laboratory services for the Veterans Administration Hospitals.
Following an associate professorship in pathology and bacteriology at the Tennessee
College of Medicine (1952-1954) and two years as the tri-county health director for the
Kentucky State Department of Health (1954-1956), Dr. Eberson went to Western Kentucky
State College as an associate professor of bacteriology and preventive medicine and the
director of health and clinical services (1956-1962; emeritus professor, 1962-1970). He
was associate clinical professor of community medicine at the University of Kentucky's
medical center from 1964-1967, and clinical professor from 1967 until his retirement in
Scope and Content
Bibliography; manuscript and typescript drafts of medical writings; tables and
illustrations; lecture notes.
Tuberculosis in children
UCSF. School of Medicine.