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San Diego County Medical Society Records

Identifier: MS-0048

Scope and Contents

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


  • Creation: 1875-1965
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1920-1945


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

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.


2.00 Linear Feet

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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

Source of Acquisition

San Diego County Medical Society

Accruals and Additions

1982-005, 1984-009, 1985-007

San Diego County Medical Society Records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego CA 92182-8050 US