873 items in 54 boxes and 4 loose volumes.
The collection is arranged alphabetically according to the body creating, or in some cases, sponsoring the publication.
This collection contains approximately 870 publications and printed items, produced by various organizations, related to hospitals, medicine, medical education, and public health, chiefly in Southern California in the 20th century. The materials were compiled as part of the library of the Los Angeles County Medical Association Collection, a professional institution designed to regulate and encourage the development of the medicine in Los Angeles. The bulk of the collection consists of programs for meetings, conventions, and congresses; annual reports for medical societies, hospitals, and medical schools; and doctor, staff, and medical student directories. In addition, there are reprints of speeches and addresses; yearbooks for medical schools; commemorative, biographical, and historical publications; some original historical documents; by-laws and founding documents; and some planning and administrative documents. The materials include items produced by nearly 200 different authors, though many organizations are represented by only a few items. There are over 140 items published by or about the Los Angeles County Medical Association.
The Los Angeles County Medical Association, begun in 1871, is a professional institution designed to regulate and encourage the development of the medicine in Los Angeles. Since then, the organization has established itself as an important institution in the profession. The Association's library quickly became an archive for the medical history of California and an invaluable research resource for physicians.
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.
Related materials in the Huntington Library: The Los Angeles County Medical Association Collection consists of 7,000 rare volumes and journals, as well as additional manuscript collections, in the history of medicine.