CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Total Membership 4410
Published by the California Medical Association
California Medical Association
President, Percy T. Phillips
Farmers & Merchants National
President-Elect, William H. Kiger
711 Pacific Mutual Building
523 West Sixth Street
Vice-President, T. Henshaw Kelly
835 Medico-Dental Building
490 Post Street
Secretary, Emma W. Pope
1016 Balboa Building
593 Market Street
Lyell C. Kinney, San Diego (1930)
San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties
William Duffield, Los Angeles (1928)
Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Orange Counties
William H. Bingaman, Salinas (1929)
San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties
Fred R. DeLappe, Modesto (1928)
Fresno, Kern, Kings, Tuolumne, Merced, Mariposa, Madera
Tulare and Stanislaus Counties
John Hunt Shephard, San Jose (1929)
Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Walter B. Coffey, San Francisco (1929)
San Francisco County
Oliver D. Hamlin, Oakland (1929)
Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Calaveras Counties
Junius B. Harris, Sacramento (1928)
Sacramento, Amador, El Dorado, Alpine, Placer, Nevada, Yuba, Sutter,
Sierra, Yolo, Butte, Plumas, Lassen, Mono, Inyo, Glenn, Colusa, Tehama, Shasta,
Modoc and Siskiyou Counties
Henry S. Rogers, Petaluma (1929)
Marin, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Solano, Napa, Del Norte,
Humboldt and Trinity Counties
COUNCILORS AT LARGE
Robert A. Peers, Colfax, (1928)
Joseph Catton, San Francisco (1929)
George H. Kress, Los Angeles (1929)
Harlan Shoemaker, Los Angeles (1929)
Morton R. Gibbons, San Francisco (1930) (Chairman)
Charles L. Curtiss, Redlands, (1929)
Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California
632 State Building, San Francisco
931 Sun Finance Building, Los Angeles
908 Forum Building, Sacramento
PERCY T. PHILLIPS, M. D., President, Santa Cruz
WILLIAM R. MOLONY, M. D., Vice-President, Los Angeles
CHARLES B. PINKHAM, M. D., Secretary-Treasurer, San Francisco
CLARK L. ABBOTT, M. D., Oakland
ALBERT K. DUNLAP, M. D., Sacramento
WILLIAM H. GEISTWEIT, Jr., M. D., San Diego
JAMES L. MAUPIN, M. D., Fresno
ANDREW W. MORTON, M. D., San Francisco
H. MILLER ROBERTSON, M. D., Santa Ana
WILBURN SMITH, M. D., Los Angeles
State Board of Health
337 State Building, San Francisco
823 Sun Finance Building, Los Angeles
Forum Building, Sacramento
WALTER M. DICKIE, M. D., Director, San Francisco
GEORGE E. EBRIGHT, M. D., President, San Francisco
FRED F. GUNDRUM, M. D., Vice-President, Sacramento
A. J. SCOTT, M. D., Los Angeles
ADELAIDE BROWN, M. D., San Francisco
EDWARD F. GLASER, M. D., San Francisco
ROBERT A. PEERS, M. D., Colfax
Fifty-Seventh Annual Session, Sacramento, April 30 to May 3, 1928.
Chairman, Mary F. Kavanagh, 1020 Union Street, San Francisco.
Secretary, Robert G. Henderson, Bank of Italy Bldg., Broadway and Pine Street, Long Beach.
Dermatology and Syphilology
Chairman, Kendal P. Frost, 831 Pacific Mutual Bldg., 523 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles
Secretary, Irwin C. Sutton, 916 Taft Bldg., 1680 N. Vine Street, Hollywood.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Chairman, Simon Jesberg, 1151 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles
Secretary, Roderic P. O'Connor, 910 Medical Bldg., 1904 Franklin Street, Oakland
Chairman, James F. Churchill, 700 Electric Bldg., 861 Sixth Street, San Diego
Secretary, Q. O. Gilbert, 301 Medical Bldg., 1904 Franklin Street, Oakland
Chairman, Charles E. Phillips, 706 Pacific Mutual Bldg., 523 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles
Secretary, Edmund Butler, 615 Medico-Dental Bldg., 490 Post Street, San Francisco
Industrial Medicine and Surgery
Chairman, W. C. Adams, 802 Medical Bldg., 1904 Franklin Street, Oakland
Secretary, C. O. Sappington, 602 Hutchinson Bldg., 1706 Broadway, Oakland
Chairman, V. H. Podstata, Livermore
Secretary, Samuel D. Ingham, 1920 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chairman, John A. Sperry, 903 Medico-Dental Bldg., 490 Post Street, San Francisco
Secretary, Karl L. Schaupp, 835 Medico-Dental Bldg., 490 Post Street, San Francisco
Pathology and Bacteriology
Chairman, Roy W. Hammack, 1003 Pacific Mutual Bldg., 523 W. Sixth Street, Los Angeles
Secretary, W. T. Cummins, S. P. Hospital, San Francisco
Radiology (Including Roentgenology and Radium Therapy)
Chairman, Harold Zimmerman, 601 Physicians Bldg., 1027 Tenth Street, Sacramento
Secretary, Robert Francis Kile, St. Francis Hospital, 900 Hyde Street, San Francisco
Chairman, A. J. Scott, Jr., 1501 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Secretary, Francis S. Smyth, University of California Hospital, Fourth Avenue and Parnassus Street,
Chairman, E. Spence De Puy, 204 Dalziel Bldg., 532 Fifteenth Street, Oakland
Secretary, Wilbur B. Parker, 527 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE
EMMA W. POPE, Chairman
LEMUEL P. ADAMS (1929) Oakland
ROBERT V. DAY (1930) Los Angeles
LEO ELOESSER (1928) San Francisco
J. MARION READ (1928) San Francisco
DELEGATES and ALTERNATES
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
DUDLEY SMITH, Oakland
WALTER B. COFFEY, San Francisco
ALBERT SOILAND, Los Angeles
WILLIAM H. GILBERT, Los Angeles
MARTHA WELPTON, San Diego
ELEANOR SEYMOUR, Los Angeles
VICTOR VECKI, San Francisco
WILLIAM E. STEVENS, San Francisco
PERCY T. MAGAN, Los Angeles
CHARLES D. LOCKWOOD, Pasadena
COUNTY SOCIETY OFFICERS
Alameda County Medical Society
121 E. 11th Street, Oakland
President, John L. Lohse, 713 Wakefield Bldg., 426 17th Street, Oakland.
Secretary, Gertrude Moore, 2404 Broadway, Oakland.
Butte County Medical Society
President, J. O. Chiapella, Chiapella Bldg., Chico
Secretary, W. B. Johnson, 4th and Broadway, Chico.
Contra Costa County Medical Society
President, J. M. McCollough, Crockett.
Secretary, S. N. Weil, Selby.
Fresno County Medical Society
President, Daniel I. Aller, 902 Mattei Bldg., Fresno.
Secretary, Charles A. James, 703 Bank of Italy Bldg., Fresno.
Glenn County Medical Society
President, J. D. Edmondson, Orland.
Secretary, Etta S. Lund, Willows.
Humboldt County Medical Society
President, Harry Jenkins, Fortuna.
Secretary, L. A. Wing, Eureka.
Imperial County Medical Society
President, W. W. Apple, Davis Bldg., El Centro.
Secretary, F. A. Burger, Box 193, El Centro.
Kern County Medical Society
President, Robert M. Jones, 209 Hopkins Bldg., Bakersfield.
Secretary, John M. Kirby, 211 Hopkins Bldg., Bakersfield.
Lassen-Plumas County Medical Society
President, Bert J. Lasswell, Quincy.
Secretary, G. S. Martin, Susanville.
Los Angeles County Medical Association
President, Clarence G. Toland, 1028 Pacific Mutual Bldg., 523 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles
Secretary, Harland Shoemaker, 736 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles.
Marin County Medical Society
President, Carl F. Larson, 866 Water Street, Sausalito.
Secretary, William F. Jones, 591 4th Street, San Rafael.
Mendocino County Medical Society
President, Homer H. Wolfe, Albion.
Secretary, Paul J. Bowman, Fort Bragg.
Merced County Medical Society
President, Fred O. Lien, Shaffer Bldg., Merced.
Secretary, H. Kylberg, O. and G. Bldg., Merced.
Monterey County Medical Society
President, Martin McAulay, 602 Abrego Street, Monterey.
Secretary, William H. Bingaman, Mercantile Bldg., Salinas.
Napa County Medical Society
President, George J. Wood, St. Helena.
Secretary, George I. Dawson, Migliavacca Bldg., Napa.
Orange County Medical Society
President, Danforth C. Cowles, 705 N. Spadra Street, Fullerton.
Secretary, Dexter R. Ball, 414 Spurgeon Bldg., Santa Ana.
Placer County Medical Society
President, R. J. Nicholls, Auburn.
Secretary, Robert A. Peers, Colfax.
Riverside County Medical Society
President, Joseph W. Cook, Banning.
Secretary, T. A. Card, Glenwood Block, Riverside.
Sacramento Society for Medical Improvement
President, Robert N. Bramhall, 503 California State Life Bldg., 10th and J Streets, Sacramento.
Secretary, B. S. Thomas, 321 Physicians' Bldg., 1027 10th Street, Sacramento.
San Benito County Medical Society
President, L. C. Hull, Hollister.
Secretary, L. E. Smith, Hollister.
San Bernardino County Medical Society
President, Gayle G. Moseley, 123 Cajon Street, Redlands.
Secretary, E. J. Eytinge, 118 Cajon Street, Redlands.
San Diego County Medical Society
14th Floor, Medico-Dental Bldg., 329 A Street, San Diego.
President, J. M. McColl, 610 Medico-Dental Bldg., 329 A Street, San Diego.
Secretary, William H. Geistweit, Jr., 810 Medico-Dental Bldg., 329 A Street, San Diego.
San Francisco County Medical Society
2180 Washington Street, San Francisco.
President, Alexander S. Keenan, 1210 Flood Bldg., 870 Market Street, San Francisco.
Secretary, T. Henshaw Kelly, 2180 Washington Street, San Francisco.
San Joaquin County Medical Society
President, John J. Sippy, 129 So. American Street, Stockton.
Secretary, Fred J. Conzelmann, State Hospital, Stockton.
San Luis Obispo County Medical Society
President, G. D. Kelker, 1st National Bank Bldg., Paso Robles.
Secretary, Gifford L. Sobey, 214 Nyberg Bldg., Paso Robles.
San Mateo County Medical Society
President, W. O. Callaway, Burlingame.
Secretary, H. Wade Macomber, 1428 Sanchez Avenue, Burlingame.
Santa Barbara County Medical Society
President, H. E. Henderson, 1421 State Street, Santa Barbara.
Secretary, William H. Eaton, Health Department, Santa Barbara.
Santa Clara County Medical Society
President, John Hunt Shephard, Twohy Bldg., San Jose.
Secretary, Alson A. Shufelt, Garden City Bank Bldg., San Jose.
Santa Cruz County Medical Society
President, Alfred L. Phillips, Farmers & Merchants National Bank Bldg., Santa Cruz.
Secretary, Dean S. Woodard, 320 E. Lake Avenue, Watsonville.
Shasta County Medical Society
President, J. E. Taylor, 513 1/2 Market Street, Redding.
Secretary, C. A. Mueller, Redding.
Siskiyou County Medical Society
President, Harold A. Morse, Hilt.
Secretary, Clyde G. Reynolds, Yreka.
Solano County Medical Society
President, J. W. Green, 327 Georgia Street, Vallejo.
Secretary, D. B. Park, 341 Georgia Street, Vallejo.
Sonoma County Medical Society
President, A. J. Lumsden, Petaluma.
Secretary, J. Leslie Spear, 218 Rosenberg Bldg., Santa Rosa.
Stanislaus County Medical Society
President, E. V. Falk, 1115 Eye Street, Modesto.
Secretary, J. W. Morgan, 848 10th Street, Modesto.
Tehama County Medical Society
President, F. H. Bly, Red Bluff.
Secretary, F. L. Doane, Red Bluff.
Tulare County Medical Society
President, I. H. Betts, Visalia.
Secretary, H. G. Campbell, Lindsay.
Tuolumne County Medical Society
President, George C. Wrigley, Sonora.
Secretary, W. L. Hood, Sonora.
Ventura County Medical Society
President, J. Bianchi, 429 Main Street, Ventura.
Secretary, C. E. Schultz, Santa Paula.
Yolo-Colusa County Medical Society
President, C. A. Poage, Pirkey Bldg., Colusa.
Secretary, John D. Lawson, Woodland.
Yuba-Sutter County Medical Society
President, John Duncan, Marysville.
Secretary, F. B. Lawton, Marysville.
The California Medical Association came into existence in the year 1856, its first president being B. F. Keene, M. D., of El Dorado; he is being succeeded in office by H. Gibbons, M. D., of San Francisco.
The organization in its earlier days was known as the Medical Society of the State of California, the present name being adopted in the year 1924 in order to conform to the nomenclature in use by the state medical units of the American Medical Association.
During the sixties the state medical society was in a quiescent state, but in 1870 was reorganized, the first president under the reorganization being T. M. Logan, M. D., of Sacramento.
In 1873 appeared the first copy of the annual “Transactions of the Medical Society of California,” a volume appearing each year, until Volume 31 was issued in April of 1901. In that year it was recommended that the annual transactions being “an extravagant and unnecessary way of perpetuating the proceedings of the society,” and “the more rational one of publishing a monthly journal” be adopted.
Thus, “The California State Journal” came into existence, its name being changed to “California and Western Medicine” in the year 1924.
In the earlier days, owing to the difficulties of travel, the state medical society was practically an almost exclusively northern organization, its counterpart in southern California being the Southern California Medical Society, which came into existence in the year 1888.
In the first volume of Annual Transactions, printed in 1873, it is interesting to glance through the roster of some 195 “permanent members” of the state society, for under that name the regular members were so designated at that time.
It gives a distinct shock to note that, of the 195 members, all but seven were from north of the Tehachapi, the seven southern members being credited as follows: Santa Barbara, four; San Diego, two; and Los Angeles, one! The Los Angeles representative at that time was J. P. Widney, M. D., who is still living, and who was the founder and first dean of the College of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and later, for a time, the president of that university.
With the second reorganization of the state society, which followed on the reorganization of the American Medical Association in 1901, the picture changed.
For in that year came into existence the system of a national association made up of state society units, and these in turn composed of component county societies, only one such county unit being permitted for each county.
From that time to the present day the state organization has increased in numbers of members and in influence and scope, until now it is among the largest of the state units which compose the American Medical Association.
With a record of service well rendered over a period of many decades, the California Medical Association looks forward in firm faith to days still to come, which shall be full of even greater achievement.
Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.
Source: Directory of the California Medical Association. Published by the California Medical Association 1928. San Francisco, California.
© 2011 Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.
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