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San Diego County Medical Society Records
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement Note
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Source of Acquisition
  • Accruals and Additions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Historical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: San Diego County Medical Society Records
    Creator: San Diego County Medical Society
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0048
    Physical Description: 2.00 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1875-1965
    Date (bulk): 1920-1945
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    Records include bylaws, meeting minutes, membership lists, membership applications, correspondence, convention materials, photographs, ephemera, and a newspaper clipping scrapbook.

    Arrangement Note

    I. San Diego Medical Library Association
    II. San Diego County Medical Society
      1. Personnel and Finances
      2. Meeting Minutes
      3. Membership Applications and Correspondence
      4. State Medical Society Conventions at Coronado
      5. Correspondence
      6. Miscellaneous Materials

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Source of Acquisition

    San Diego County Medical Society

    Accruals and Additions

    1982-005, 1984-009, 1985-007

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, San Diego County Medical Society Records, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Historical Note

    Seven prominent San Diego doctors formed the County's first medical society in 1870 to assure the integrity of the medical profession in the greater San Diego area. Criteria for membership were: 1.) a good primary and medical education, attested by a diploma from some known medical school of good repute; and 2.) good professional and moral standing in the community. The San Diego Medical Library Association was formed in 1915 as an affiliate of the Medical Society for the purpose of maintaining a library of medical materials for San Diego physicians.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Medicine--California--San Diego County--Societies, etc.--History
    Physicians--California--San Diego County--History
    Organizational Records
    San Diego County Medical Society--Archives
    San Diego Medical Library Association--Archives