San Francisco Marin Medical Society Blog

SFMMS 150th: 1906 - Responding to the San Francisco Earthquake

When the 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck, it ignited devastating fires and destroyed over 80% of the city. The events are remembered as one of the worst and deadliest earthquakes in the history of the United States, killing 3,000. The death toll remains the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California’s history.

Medical society members in San Francisco and Marin remained united and got to work delivering high-quality medical care to the community, including bringing medical services to earthquake refugees camped at Forest Meadows at Dominican College in Marin.


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