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Finding Aid of the Dorothy Marsh Collection of California Osteopathic Association Records
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Description
Dorothy Marsh was president of the California Osteopathic Association (COA) during the time it merged with the California Medical Association in 1962. The doctors of osteopathy not accepting the merger formed an independent organization called the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC) in December 1960, just after the parent organization, the American Osteopathic Association, had voted to revoke the charter of the COA. The OPSC was then recognized by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in January 1961. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, subject files, other printed material, and publications of the California Osteopathic Association and includes material concerning the merger of the Association with the California Medical Association and materials of the American Osteopathic Association, and the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California.
Background
Dorothy Marsh was president of the California Osteopathic Association (COA) during the time it merged with the California Medical Association in 1962; before 1961, when the organization agreed to the merger, the osteopathic profession constituted 10% of the physicians and surgeons in California, and provided care for approximately 15% of the state's population; the doctors of osteopathy not accepting the merger formed an independent organization called the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC) in December 1960, just after the parent organization, the American Osteopathic Association, had voted to revoke the charter of the COA; the OPSC was then recognized by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in January 1961.
Extent
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.