Guide to Medical Care Logs

Processed by Cyndi Shein; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein
Special Collections and Archives
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University of California, Irvine
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Medical care logs
Date: circa 1920s-1932
Collection Number: MS-R139
Collector: University of California, Irvine. Medical Center
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box)
Languages: The collection is in English.
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: The collection comprises three logs that list medical treatments administered and surgeries performed by a variety of physicians from approximately the 1920s to 1932. Two of the logs list medical treatments alphabetically by ailment, disease, or injury; entries include the patient's gender, the result of the treatment, complications, and the number of days the patient was hospitalized. The third log alphabetically lists surgeries performed; entries include the surgeon's surname, the patient's gender, and whether the patient died or was discharged. No patient names or treatment dates are listed in the logs. No hospital or clinic name appears on any of the logs, but the logs are probably from a medical facility in Orange County, California.

Important Information for Researchers

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Medical Care Logs. MS-R139. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in 1996.

Processing History

Minimally processed by Cyndi Shein, 2008.

Historical Background

Although the origin of these medical logs is unknown, they were transferred to the archives by the University of California, Irvine Medical Center (UCIMC) in 1996, suggesting that they were most likely inherited from one of UCIMC's predecessors. Hence, these logs are probably records of the Orange County General Hospital (OCGH), which served Orange County, California beginning in the early 1900s. When UCI began using OCGH as a teaching hospital in 1968, the hospital's name was changed to Orange County Medical Center (OCMC). UCI purchased OCMC in 1976, assuming its operation, management, and financing and OCMC became UCIMC, combining patient care, teaching and research.

Bibliography

Ball, Charles Dexter. Orange County Medical History. Santa Ana, California: A. G. Flag, 1926.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection comprises three logs that list medical treatments administered and surgeries performed by a variety of physicians from approximately the 1920s to 1932. Two of the logs list medical treatments alphabetically by ailment, disease, or injury; entries include the patient's gender, the result of the treatment, complications, and the number of days the patient was hospitalized. The third log alphabetically lists surgeries performed; entries include the surgeon's surname, the patient's gender, and whether the patient died or was discharged. No patient names or treatment dates are listed in the logs. No hospital or clinic name appears on any of the records.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Medical care -- 20th century.

Genres and Formats of Materials

Logs -- 20th century.

Occupations

Physicians.


Collection Contents

Box : Folder 1

Medical treatment log I circa 1920s-1931 June

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten on cover of log: Before and including June 30, 1931. From beginning of records to no. 11561.
Box : Folder 1

Medical treatment log II 1931 July-1932 July

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten on cover of log: July 1931 to July 1932. 11562 inc 14647.
Box : Folder 1

Surgical log undated

Scope and Content Note

Commercially stamped on cover of log: Operation Index.