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San Diego County Hospital Records
MSS 0502  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Historical Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Publication Rights
  • Scope and Content
  • Restrictions

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: San Diego County Hospital Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0502
    Physical Description: 3.8 Linear feet (1 archive box, 3 flatboxes, 6 oversize bound volumes)
    Date (inclusive): 1912-1954 (bulk 1940-1942)
    Abstract: Records of the San Diego County Hospital. This collection comprises hospital registers, discharge records and service analysis ledgers, as well as birth and death registers. The materials range between 1912 and 1954, with the bulk dating between 1940 and 1942.

    Historical Note

    The San Diego County Hospital, in existence since 1869, was originally located in Old Town. By 1889, the hospital was relocated to Mission Valley, and in 1904 a new three story County Hospital building was opened in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood. In the early 1960s, a new facility for the hospital was built on the same site and leased in 1966 to the UCSD School of Medicine, who renamed it University Hospital. Fifteen years later, UCSD bought the facility and give it its current name: the UCSD Medical Center.

    Preferred Citation

    San Diego County Hospital Records, MSS 502. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1989-1990.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Scope and Content

    The San Diego County Hospital Records are arranged alphabetically by document type and chronologically thereafter. The Birth Register (1945-1954) lists name, mother, father, doctor, and birth date, and the Death Register (September 1941-December 1942) includes name and race. The Discharge Record and Service Analysis ledgers date from 1940 to 1951, minus the records between January 1943 to March 1951. Likewise, the Hospital Registers dated 1912-1926 are missing the years 1914 and 1915. The Summary of Patient Days (February 1941-December 1942) compiles statistics about the age, sex, and number of patients. Some summaries of patient days were originally included with the Discharge Record and Service Analysis ledgers and were left there.


    Material in this collection containing protected health information are restricted. Researchers may request, from the Director of Special Collections & Archives, that redacted copies be produced.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hospitals -- California -- San Diego County
    Hospital records -- California -- San Diego County
    Registers of births, etc. -- California -- San Diego County
    University of California, San Diego. Medical Center
    San Diego County Hospital -- Archives