San Diego County Hospital Records

Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Copyright 2010
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175

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



Box 1, Folder 1-2

Birth Registers 1945 - 1954


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Death Register September 1941 - December 1942


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Discharge Record and Service Analysis

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January 1, 1940 - August 25, 1940

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August 25, 1940 - April 22, 1941

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April 22, 1941 - January 9, 1942

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January 9, 1942 - October 7, 1942

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October 7, 1942 - January 2, 1943

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March 1, 1950 - October 23, 1950


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October 24, 1950 - June 30, 1951


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Hospital Register

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Summary of Patient Days February 1941 - December 1942