Take a Trip Down Santa Barbara’s Medical Memory Lane

Posted on Feb 26 by SEASONS Magazine

Dr. Samsum

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum opens its doors to the public for a presentation on the medical legacy of Santa Barbara’s Sansum Clinic, and its continued medical innovation on Friday, February 28, at 1:30 p.m.

Santa Barbara’s medical history began with its first medical institution, Cottage Hospital. Later, building upon the previously founded Potter Metabolic Clinic, Dr. David Sansum opened the doors of the Sansum Clinic at Cottage Hospital in 1928 to continue and expand on the diabetes research being done in Santa Barbara. The small town was becoming a front-runner in diabetes research and treatment. Around the same time, the city opened the Santa Barbara Clinic as a leader in the clinical approach to medical treatment. In 1998 the The Santa Barbara Clinic and Sansum Clinic joined forces, and continue to be a driving force in medical innovation today. Erin Graffy and Dr. Erno Daniel will be recounting the story behind the two clinics and their histories in this special presentation. This is a free event, but reservations are required.

The SB Historical Museum is located at 136 E. De la Guerra St.

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—Ashley Cates



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