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Southern California Society for the History of Medicine Records
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Description
This collection contains the records of the Southern California Society for the History of Medicine and its two predecessor organizations, the Friends of the LACMA Library (founded in 1978) and the George Dock Society for the History of Medicine (1997-2019). Also included are some files from the Los Angeles Medical Library, an unaffiliated organization that shared several of the same officers.
Background
The Society was founded in 1978 as the Friends of the LACMA Library. Its primary purpose was "to promote, support and assist in the development of the library of the Los Angeles County Medical Association". The Friends held various fundraising campaigns and events – including a collaboration with the Barlow Society for the History of Medicine to present two annual lectures: the George Dock Lecture held in the spring, and the Walter Jarvis Barlow lecture held in the autumn.
Extent
1.67 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.