About the Collection
Books, journals, and other material owned by the Fishbon Library are reflected in WorldCat.
WorldCat, the world's largest network of library content and services, is a global library network designed to enhance Web-based discovery of library resources anywhere.
At the Fishbon Library, selected subscriptions are maintained that reflect the clinical, nursing, and research activities at Mount Zion. It is the same for the on-site book collection: there are basic medical references plus additional contemporary texts that reflect the healthcare activities 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 participated in an "Oral History" project in the 1980s & 1990s; these tapes also are cataloged and stored with the HOM collection.
The Fishbon Library 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.
All of these works are reflected in WorldCat.
Resources for Patients
Patients and visitors can learn more about the resources available to them at the UCSF Patient Health Library website.