Collection of correspondence, research data, articles, reprints,
images, drawings, and artifacts produced and or collected by Margaret Hart Surbeck.
Margaret Hart was born in 1915 in Salinas, California. Her father, Fred Hart, a proponent
of electronic medicine and an innovator, received patents for the Oscilloclast and other
treatment devices. He volunteered at the Electronic Medical Foundation, eventually becoming
president of the College of Electronic Medicine in San Francisco. After a ten-year battle
with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the validity of treatment with electronic
frequencies, the Foundation was dissolved. Fred Hart's other enterprises included running
for state senator and establishing the first radio station in San Jose, KQW.
Number of containers: 18 cartons, 5 boxes, 3 oversize folders
Linear feet: 28.75
Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in
writing to the Manager of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is
given on behalf of the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of
the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright
holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research with the exception of two restricted series: Human
Subjects Research, 1979-1999; and Patent Matters, 1946-1999.