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Archives and Special Collections
Library and Center for Knowledge Management
University of California, San Francisco

530 Parnassus
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
United States
Polina E. Ilieva, UCSF Archivist
1 415-476-8112
Fax: (415) 476-4653

Special Collections includes materials in all formats on the history of the health sciences and ancillary disciplines, the East Asian Collection of health-related materials in Asian languages, and the University Archives, which collects administrative records and materials on the history and development of the UCSF campus (an all health sciences campus). SERVICES: reference, interlibrary loan; bibliographic consultation and instruction; photography and photocopying: request information on charges. On-site reference service: Monday-Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. by appointment only.

For information on access to the collection or other reference related questions, please contact staff at the following URL:


Special Collections encompasses a rare book collection (47,000 volumes) that includes incunabula (55 titles); early printed works (16th to 19th centuries); and modern secondary works; manuscripts (primarily modern) and papers of individuals; historical records of UCSF hospitals; administrative records of regional health institutions; photographs; slides; motion picture films and videotapes; oral histories; pamphlets; and artifacts. Specific subject emphases include anatomy and physiology; dentistry; pharmacy; nursing; obstetrics and gynecology; forensic medicine and toxicology; high altitude physiology; cholera and communicable diseases; occupational medicine; homeopathy; alternative medicine; California; Sir William Osler and his circle (Cushing, Garrison, etc.); tuberculosis; women in medicine; anesthesiology; smallpox in Mexico; managed care; antivivisection; AIDS; biotechnology; tobacco control. The East Asian collection numbers some 14,000 volumes, 400 manuscripts, and 400 prints, dating from 16th to the 20th century.

1. Abrams, Donald
2. Aird, Robert
3. Althouse, Harry
4. Amman, Arthur
5. Andrews, Richard
6. Bennett, Leslie
7. Blaisdell, F
8. Bolan, Robert
9. Bowman, Karl
10. Boyer, Herbert
11. Campbell, James
12. Carr, Gary
13. Clements, John
14. Conant, Marcus
15. Crede, Robert
16. DeLorimier, Alfred
17. Dritz, Selma
18. Dunphy, J
19. Ebert, Paul
20. Fishman, Robert
21. Follansbee, Stephen
22. Francis, Donald
23. Ganong, W
24. Gee, Gayling
25. Greenspan, Deborah
26. Greenspan, John
27. Groundwater, James
28. Helquist, Michael
29. Hume, Portia
30. Johnson, Allen
31. Jones, Diane
32. Kerr, Clark
33. Leake, Chauncey
34. Levy, Jay
35. Lewis, Angie
36. Lusby, Grace
37. Martin, Jeannee
38. Masouredis, Serafeim
39. Meyer, Morton
40. Meyer, Karl
41. Miller, Diane
42. Morrison, Clifford
43. Moss, Andrew
44. Najarian, John
45. O'Malley, Paul
46. Owen, William
47. Perkins, Herbert
48. Petrakis, Nicholas
49. Porter, Langley
50. Reimers, Niels
51. Roe, Benson
52. Rutter, William
53. Sampson, John
54. Sande, Merle
55. Schietinger, Helen
56. Schmid, Rudi
57. Schrock, Theodore
58. Silen, William
59. Silverman, Mervyn
60. Smith, L
61. Sooy, Francis
62. Thygeson, Phillips
63. Volberding, Paul
64. Watts, Malcolm
65. Winkelstein, Warren
66. Wofsy, Constance
67. Wood, George
68. Ziegler, John
Subject Strengths:
History of Alternative Medicine; History of Anatomy; History of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases; History of Forensic Medicine; History of Gynecology and Obstetrics; History of Homeopathy; History of Hospitals; History of Nursing; History of Pharmacology and Pharmacy; History of Physiology; History of Preventive or Occupational Medicine; History of Public Health; History of Stomatology; History of Toxicology
Last Updated:
03 May 2019