San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Records

San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Records

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Death reports (1906-1956) of individuals who died in San Francisco and whose deaths legally required investigation by the Coroner's Office, today replaced by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In addition to death reports, the collection includes Necropsy Reports (1928-1956), also known as autopsy reports; six volumes of Personal Descriptions of Unknown / Unidentified Dead (1902-1927, 1931-1940); a two-volume Register of Deaths (Dec. 1906-May 1915) containing line-item summaries of individual deaths; and one volume of Coroner's Office Statistics (1913-1931).
Call Number: SFH 30
Characteristics: 970 vols. (ca. 171.5 cu. ft.)
Additional Contributors: San Francisco (Calif.)
Authors: San Francisco (Calif.). Chief Medical Examiner
Title: San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's records
Characteristics: 970 vols. (ca. 171.5 cu. ft.)
Notes: Death Reports include one blank volume for July 1927
Restrictions on Access: The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance
Summary: Death reports (1906-1956) of individuals who died in San Francisco and whose deaths legally required investigation by the Coroner's Office, today replaced by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In addition to death reports, the collection includes Necropsy Reports (1928-1956), also known as autopsy reports; six volumes of Personal Descriptions of Unknown / Unidentified Dead (1902-1927, 1931-1940); a two-volume Register of Deaths (Dec. 1906-May 1915) containing line-item summaries of individual deaths; and one volume of Coroner's Office Statistics (1913-1931).
Additional Contributors: San Francisco (Calif.)
Research Call Number: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415.557.4567
Language Note: In English
Subject Composite: San Francisco (Calif.). -- Chief Medical Examiner -- Archives
San Francisco (Calif.). -- Coroner's Office -- Archives
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Statistics, Vital
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Registers
Registers of births, etc. -- California -- San Francisco
Death -- Causes -- Statistics
Medical examiners (Law) -- California -- San Francisco -- History
Coroners -- California -- San Francisco -- History
Necrologies -- California -- San Francisco
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