H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library

H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library
UC San Francisco

The H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library is a department within the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Mount Zion Hospital has been a part of San Francisco since 1887, and over the past 100 years has received many gifts of books from its physicians. Since 1950, the most noteworthy of these have been held in a special "History of Medicine" (HOM) collection that currently is housed in the Hellman Conference Room at Mount Zion. Many physicians at Mount Zion also participated in an "Oral History" project in the 1980s & 1990s; these tapes also are cataloged and stored with the HOM collection. The Fishbon Library additionally has many unique titles in psychology and psychiatry which were acquired when Mount Zion had one of the most distinguished psychiatry departments in the western U.S. from the 1930s through the 1980s.

Collections at this institution