This collection consists of Margaret Tante Burk's research and writings for her proposed book on the Hollywood Presbyterian
Medical Center (the book was never published). The collection contains rough drafts, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs,
news clippings, newsletters, magazines, brochures, pamphlets, books, and audiocassettes. Dates of materials range from 1904
The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in Los Angeles, and was the first hospital in Hollywood.
In 1920, there were not enough hospital beds within the Los Angeles area to accommodate the 100,000 plus residents in Hollywood.
A significant need for another hospital spurred the efforts of physicians and citizens in the area to raise funds to build
a hospital within Hollywood. Zoning issues and lack of funds constantly impeded the development of the hospital. However,
on May 15, 1924 the Hollywood Hospital opened and received its first patients. By 1926 the East Wing was added, increasing
the bed capacity to 300.
13.5 linear feet
(13 archival document boxes, 1 mapcase folder)
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