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Melvin M. Grumbach papers
MSS 2014-19  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Melvin M. Grumbach papers
    Dates: 1949-2009
    Collection Number: MSS 2014-19
    Creator/Collector: Grumbach, Melvin M., 1925-
    Extent: 9.17 linear ft. (7 cartons, 1 box)
    Repository: UC San Francisco. Special Collections
    San Francisco, California 94143-0840
    Abstract: Papers of Melvin Gumbach, a pediatrician and professor specializing in pediatric endocrinology.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is unprocessed, but open for research. Access to a portion of the collection is restricted due to HIPAA and FERPA regulations. Please contact the UCSF Archivist for access to this material.

    Preferred Citation

    Melvin M. Grumbach papers. UC San Francisco. Special Collections

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Melvin Grumbach and Kevin Grumbach in 2014-2015.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Dr. Grumbach is a pediatrician and professor, specializing in pediatric endocrinology. Grumbach has been at University of California, San Francisco since 1966. He's served as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics for over 20 years and was named the Edward B. Shaw Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus at UCSF in 1983.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Papers of Dr. Gumbach contain correspondence, lectures, speeches, typescripts, notes, data, photographs, and slides relating to Dr. Grumbach pediatric endocrinology research, in particular the effect of hormones and the central nervous system on growth and puberty and their disorders; the function of the human sex chromosomes; and disorders of sexual development. Included are materials documenting his participation in various organizations and advisory boards. The following planning materials are included: establishment of the Mental Retardation Center at Langley Porter Institute, academic plan for the UCSF campus (1962-1966), Moffitt Hospital modernization plans (1970-1973), Children's Hospital development plans (1967-1975), Children's Medical Center development plans, and reviews of the Department of Pediatrics (1966-1985).

    Indexing Terms

    Developmental endocrinology
    University of California, San Francisco