Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was founded in 1902 and has since evolved to become the largest nonprofit hospital in the Western United States, leading a health system 16,000 strong.
The Cedars-Sinai Program in the History of Medicine promotes teaching and research for Cedars-Sinai staff and clinicians as well as scholars, patients and the public at large. The Program offers online courses, a bi-weekly speaker series and a postdoctoral fellowship, making Cedars-Sinai home to the largest history of medicine program in Southern California.
The Center for Medicine, Holocaust and Genocide Studies hosts short-term Strauss Fellows and monthly public-facing events as well as an annual international conference.



History of Medicine and Health


Early and mid-twentieth century clinical and research records, oral histories, a rich collection of photographs, medical and scientific instruments of all kinds, and the financial and planning documents of the hospital. The Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy contains approximately 25 linear feet of archival material and the Medical Library holds hundreds of books and audio-visual materials related to the history of the hospital.
Cedars-Sinai Historical Photos: https://cedarssinai.omeka.net/
Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy Collections: https://www.jstor.org/site/cedars-sinai-medical-library/

Holding Highlights

The Archiving COVID-19 Project has collected over 3000 digital items, dozens of artifacts and mementoes, and conducted nearly 40 in-depth oral history interviews. The Project will migrate to a searchable web-based interface offering a unique hub for scholars interested in the history of health care and the changes wrought in a complex health care system in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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