San Diego County Hospital Records, 1912-1954 (bulk 1940-1942) (MSS 502)

Restrictions: 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.

Extent: 3.8 Linear feet (1 archive box, 3 flatboxes, 6 oversize bound volumes)

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.

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.

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.

Container List


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