Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Riverside's Osteopathic Hospital

I went to Google to look for 4295 Brockton Avenue. It's my birthplace. It was Riverside's Osteopathic Hospital until about 1961, when it became a psychiatric clinic. Years later, when my family moved to nearby Colton, it had become a secretarial college. That's what it was when I left California in 2006. It's also been the site of a bail bonds office. I don't know what it is now.

As a hospital, it was very small. There wasn't even a physician on duty. I was born at 1:15 AM, it was Saturday, but, to my parents, it was still Friday night.

For those who don't know, an osteopath is a physician who employs some chiropractic techniques. Most of my doctors have been osteopaths, but I've only known them to use "normal" medical practices.

Incidentally, Riverside, even though it's the largest city (312,000) of Riverside County, California, doesn't have very "urban" sounding house numbers. The hospital was located in the middle of the city.


  1. I lived blocks from this hospital! In fact, I can remember rushing my daughter to it when she was a toddler. . . and she is now 43 years old. I even went to HS with a girl who's father was a doctor who practiced there.

    Our Dr. today (in Pennsylvania) is an Osteopath and has used a chiropratic techniques (back adjustment) now and then.

  2. I was born there also......did anyone else have Dr. Fulmor?

  3. I was born there in 1945. Dr. S.D. Thompson.

  4. My dad was born there in 1949 and his doctor was S.D. Thompson. He was adopted and we are tying to find his birth family. Do you have any other info on this doctor?

    1. Sorry, but I don't even know about the doctor who delivered me. Actually, my mom said he wasn't there until after I was born. I was delivered by a nurse. I know nothing. Sorry.

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