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Inventory of the Dept. of Consumer Affairs - Board of Medical Examiners Records
R264, F3760, F3503, F3265, F1808  
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Description
The records of the California State Board of Medical Examiners consist of 1,678 files folders and 177 volumes of textual material that reveal the history, policies and functions of the Board from 1876-1978, as well as information about the medical professions and institutions that fell under its regulation.
Background
The medical profession was the first in California to be regulated by law when a Board of Medical Examiners was established, effective April 3, 1876 (Statutes 1875-1876, Ch. 518, p. 792). Originally, the Board of Medical Examiners (hereafter known as the Board) was an independent organization which functioned outside of the framework of state government. Its members were appointed by the medical profession until 1907 when the Board's representatives became subject to appointment by the governor (Statutes 1907, Ch. 212, p. 252).
Extent
1,678 files folders and 177 volumes
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.