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New York State Department of Health Bureau of Tuberculosis Control General Hospital Admission Chest X-ray Program Administrative Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The administrative files of the Department of Health, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control contain background research, correspondence, memorandums describing program development and policies, statistical summaries, equipment records, and individual hospital program files. The series documents department responses to declining case-finding statistics, difficult field administration, and changing medical practice.
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4 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1934-1973
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 1946-1966)
Series Number:
10416

Arrangement

Arranged in three subseries: Subseries 1, Program Files, 1934-1966, 2 c.f.; Subseries 2, Discontinued Hospital Programs Correspondence, 1948-1973, 1.75 c.f.; and Subseries 3, Equipment Purchase and Service Files, 1946-1959, 0.25 c.f.

Subseries 1 is arranged roughly by activity and therein chronologically (New York City files are separate from upstate files); Subseries 2 is alphabetical within subgroup by hospital name, then chronological within hospital file (New York City files are separate); and Subseries 3 is roughly alphabetical by vendor name and therein chronological.

Administrative History

The chest x-ray program lent state-purchased x-ray equipment to general hospitals admitting 4,000 or more patients annually. The hospitals screened both inpatient and outpatient admissions. The Health Department reimbursed hospitals for each chest x-ray reading and used the hospital reports to develop statistical information about tuberculosis morbidity and mortality rates.

Important Department of Health officials in development of the case-finding programs were Robert E. Plunkett, M.D., Assistant Commissioner for Tuberculosis Control, and Bureau Directors William Siegal, M.D., Henry H. Shultz, M.D., and Julius Katz, M.D. New York City Department of Hospitals officials responsible for the city program were I.D. Bobrowitz, M.D., Commissioner, and Aaron D. Chavez, M.D., Director of the Tuberculosis Control Program for the city Departments of Health and Hospitals.

Scope and Content Note

The administrative files contain background research, correspondence, and memoranda describing program development and policies, statistical summaries, equipment records, and individual hospital program files. The series documents department responses to declining case-finding statistics, difficult field administration, and changing medical practice.

Subseries 1, Program Files. Files for the upstate General Hospital Admission Chest X-ray Program contain results of research investigating the need for legislation authorizing free care for tuberculosis victims and the need for the general hospital admission program; correspondence, memoranda, and reports discussing program development, problems, and policy; procedures manuals; case-finding statistical summaries for 1947-1963; hospital applications to enter the program; and hospital requests for equipment and reimbursement. There also are statistical summaries for the Mass Survey X-ray Program for 1957-1958. New York City program files contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, manuals, application forms, budget requests, and statistical summaries for 1955-1965.

Subseries 2, Discontinued Hospital Programs Correspondence. General correspondence and memoranda for both the upstate program and the New York City program discuss such issues as hospital facilities and administrative problems; failure to meet x-ray quotas; and merits of different x-ray formats; radiation hazards to hospital staff and patients; case-finding statistical trends; and state program policies. Hospital application requests and requests for equipment and reimbursement contain correspondence discussing eligibility for the program and political considerations in selecting and recruiting participating hospitals.

Correspondence between state program staff and hospital administrators describes each hospital's program; state-loan equipment; patient population; program administration; and problems, such as failure to meet state x-ray quotas, program termination, and disposition of state-owned x-ray equipment.

Subseries 3, Equipment Purchase and Service Files. Correspondence, purchase orders, and charts listing purchase orders describe the x-ray equipment, buses, and repair and maintenance services purchased by the Bureau of Tuberculosis Case Finding for the General Hospital Admission Chest X-ray Program and the Mass Survey Xray Program.

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Series 10579 New York State Department of Health Bureau of Hospital Certification Director's State Hospital Code Correspondence Files, folder entitled "Section 720.7(h) Routine Chest X-ray," contains records documenting termination of the program.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: 10416-83
1937; 1939 Counties and Local TB Hospitals General Free Care: PT Resources (1937) Means Test (1939) 1 1
1934 Counties and Local TB Hospitals General Misc. Studies: Care of Custodial Pts 1 2
Counties and Local TB Hospitals General Free Care: SDSW (Bulletins re: TB Care, Reports. Etc.) 1 3
Counties and Local TB Hospitals General Free Care: Conferences, Local Hospitals Supts. 1 4
1938 Counties and Local TB Hospitals General Misc. Studies: Read Missions to local TB Hospitals 1 5
1945 Counties and Local TB Hospitals General Misc. Studies: Comm. On Medical Care (Lembcke) 1 6
1949 Counties and Local TB Hospitals General Misc. Studies: NY State Hospital Survey (Ginsburg) 1 7
General Hospital Admission - Apps Corr. Re: Hospitals that withdrew before starting program 1 8
1946-1948 General Hospital Admission - General Correspondence 1 9
1947 General Hospital Routine Admission - X-Ray Program - Complete TB-41’s 1 10
General Hospital Routine Admission X-Ray Program. Correspondence: Re Form TB-45 (App. For loan or equip and reimbursement) 1 11
1955 - General Hospital Admission. X-Ray Program. General Correspondence 2 1
General Hospital Admission. X-Ray Program. Estimates and Comparison of Costs and Printing X-Rays for patients admitted to Gen. Hospital 2 2
1951-1954 General Hospital Admission. X-Ray Program. General Correspondence 2 3
1950 General Hospital Admission. X-Ray Program. General Correspondence 2 4
1949 General Hospital Admission. X-Ray Program. General Correspondence 2 5
Purchase of X-Ray Equip and other equip for Gen. 2 6
1946-1948 Purchase of X-Ray and Other Equipment for Gen. Hospital and Survey Service Prog. 3 1
General Hospital Admission. X-Ray Program. Requests for Equipment 3 2
General Hospital Admission. X-Ray Program. Request for reimbursement only. 3 3
General Hospital Program Upstate. X-Ray Program. Unapproved Applications. 3 4
1966 Hospital Program General and Chronic. New York City. (Dr. Shultz) 3 5
1965 Hospital Program General and Chronic. New York City. (Dr. Schultz) 3 6
1964 Hospital Program General and Chronic. New York City. (Dr. Schultz) 3 7
1963 Hospital Program General and Chronic. New York City. (Dr. Schultz) 3 8
1962 Hospital Program General and Chronic. New York City. (Dr. Schultz) 3 9
1961 Hospital Program General and Chronic. New York City. (Dr. Schultz) 3 10
1960 General Hospital Program General and Chronic. New York City. (Dr. Wirth) 3 11
1959 General Hospital Program General and Chronic. New York City. (Dr. Wirth) 4 1
1958 General Hospital Program General and Chronic. New York City. (Dr. Wirth) 4 2
1957 General Hospital Program General and Chronic. New York City. (Dr. Wirth) 4 3
1956 General Hospital Reports, New York City 4 4
1955 General Hospital Reports, New York City 4 5
1947-1962 General Hospital Adm. Prog. Members 4 6
New York City Hosp. Adm. Prog. Forms and Instructions 4 7
X-Ray Equipment Estimates, Bids Cost & Purchase 4 8
X-Ray Equipment Gen. Info. General Hospital Administration Program NYC 4 9
1956 NYC Hospital Program 4 10
Radiation Hazard Data Gen. Hosp. New York City 4 11
1955-1965 NYC Hospital Adm. Prog 4 12
1955-1956 New York City Budget 5 1
1956-1957 New York City Budget 5 2
Costs of X-Rays -10- (Hospitals & Survey) Arts Study 5 3
1956; 1957-1958 Annual/Stat Summary NYC Gen. Hosp. Admin. Prog. 5 4
1946 - General Hospital Program. NYC requests for funds or equipment 5 5
Procedures Statistical -6- General Hospital Admin. Prog. NYC 5 6
Procedures Fiscal (14). General Hospital Admin. Prog. NYC 5 7
Monthly Status Table General Hospital Program NYC 5 8
General Correspondence. General Hospital Prog. NYC 5 9
1957-1958 New York City Budget 6 1
1958-1959 New York City Budget 6 2
1959-1960 Budget Request (Includes NYC) 6 3
1960-1961 Budget Request (Includes NYC) 6 4
Routine Chest X-Rays taken outside hospital. Admin. Program by New York City Voluntary Hospitals 6 5
Hospitals Data (Outpatient) (Inpatient) Gen. Hosp. Program NYC 6 6
General Hospital Program- NYC Policies 6 7
Conferences Re: Program General Hospital NYC 6 8
Pending Policy Matters New York City Program 6 9
General Hospital Program – Upstate & NYC - Disposition of Surplus X-Ray Equipment 7 1
Con Re: Hospitals to be discontinued Prog. As of 9/1/63 7 2
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. Discontinued Arnot-Ogden Mem. Hospital- Elmira 7 3
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. – Discontinued - Binghamton Gen. Hospital- Binghamton 7 4
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. – Discontinued -The Community Hospital at Glen Cove 7 5
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued - Crouse Irving Hosp. - Syracuse 7 6
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued. Ellis Hospital Schenectady 7 7
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. – Discontinued - General Hospital of Syracuse 7 8
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. – Discontinued - Genesee Hospital Rochester 7 9
1967 General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. Reimbursement only - Discontinued - Good Samaritan Hosp. West Islip 7 10
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. – Discontinued - Hospital of Good Shepherd of State University Syracuse. 7 11
General Hospital Admission X-Ray Prog. Discontinued – Jamestown General Hospital 7 12
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued - Mercy Hospital Watertown 7 13
Discontinued 4/70. Screening Chest X-Ray Prog. Monroe County Health Dept. 8 1
General Hospital Admission X-Ray Prog. Discontinued – Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital, Niagara Falls 8 2
General Hospital Admission X-Ray Prog. Discontinued – Mt. Vernon Hospital, Mt. Vernon 8 3
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued - Nathan Littauer Hosp. Gloversville 8 4
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued - Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital, Nyack 8 5
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued - Nyack Hospital, Nyack 8 6
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued - Nyack Hospital, Nyack 8 7
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued – Phelps Memorial Hospital, Tarrytown 8 8
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued – Rochester Gen. Hosp. Northside 8 9
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued – Rochester Gen. Hosp. Northside 9 1
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. Discontinued. Rochester Gen. Hosp. 9 2
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan - State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued – St. Clare’s Hospital Schenectady 9 3
General Hospital Admission X-Ray Prog. – Discontinued. Syracuse Memorial Hospital, Syracuse 9 4
General Hospital Program Reimbursement only – Discontinued - St. Francis Hospital, Olean 9 5
General Hospital Program Admission X-Ray – Discontinued - St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell 9 6
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. Discontinued - St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Yonkers 9 7
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. Discontinued - St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira 9 8
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. Discontinued - St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse 9 9
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. Discontinued - St. Joseph’s Hospital, Yonkers 9 10
General Hospital Admission – X-Ray Program - Reimbursement only – Discontinued 1967 – Southampton Hospital, Southampton 10 1
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued - So. Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside 10 2
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued – South Hospital, Bayshore 10 3
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Reimbursement - Discontinued – Flushing Hospital, & Dispensary Flushing 10 4
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Reimbursement - Discontinued – Grand Central Hospital, New York City 10 5
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Reimbursement - Discontinued – Hospital for Joint Diseases NYC 10 6
General Hospital Program NYC – The Jamaica Hospital 10 7
General Hospital Program NYC –Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn Contract #C11707 10 8
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Plan - Discontinued – Knickerbocker Hospital, NYC 10 9
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Reimbursement - Discontinued –Long Island Jewish, New Hyde Park 10 10
General Hospital Program – NYC – Manhattan House of Detention for Men – NYC 10 11
General Hospital Prog. – NYC – Memorial Center for Cancer & Allied Diseases 10 12
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Reimbursement - Discontinued –Methodist Hospital of Brooklyn, Brooklyn 10 13
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Plan - Discontinued –New York Hospital, Manhattan 10 14
General Hospital NYC - Own Equipment and &1.00 plan - Discounted - New York Infirmary 11 1
General Hospital NYC - Own Equipment and &1.00 plan - Discounted – Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital 11 2
General Hospital NYC - Own Equipment and & 1.00 plan - Discounted – Roosevelt Hospital, NYC 11 3
General Hospital Program, NYC – St. Catherine’s Hospital 11 4
General Hospital Prog. – NYC - 50¢ Reimbursement - Discontinued –St’ Francis Hospital Contract #C12196 11 5
General Hospital Prog. – NYC – St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Brooklyn Contract #C13653 11 6
General Hospital Program NYC – The Jamaica Hospital 11 7
General Hospital Program NYC –Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn Contract #C11707 11 8
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Plan - Discontinued – Knickerbocker Hospital, NYC 11 9
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Reimbursement - Discontinued –Long Island Jewish, New Hyde Park 11 10
General Hospital Program – NYC – Manhattan House of Detention for Men – NYC 11 11
General Hospital Prog. – NYC – Memorial Center for Cancer & Allied Diseases 11 12
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Reimbursement - Discontinued –Methodist Hospital of Brooklyn, Brooklyn 11 13
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Plan - Discontinued –New York Hospital, Manhattan 11 14
General Hospital NYC - Own Equipment and &1.00 plan - Discounted - New York Infirmary 12 1
General Hospital NYC - Own Equipment and &1.00 plan - Discounted – Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital 12 2
General Hospital NYC - Own Equipment and & 1.00 plan - Discounted – Roosevelt Hospital, NYC 12 3
General Hospital Program, NYC – St. Catherine’s Hospital 12 4
General Hospital Prog. – NYC - 50¢ Reimbursement - Discontinued –St’ Francis Hospital Contract #C12196 12 5
General Hospital Prog. – NYC – St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Brooklyn Contract #C13653 12 6
General Hospital Prog. – NYC – St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Brooklyn Contract #C13653 12 7
General Hospital Prog. – NYC State-Owned Equip. - 50¢ Reimbursement - Discontinued –St. Luke’s Hospital, NYC 12 8
General Hospital NYC - Own Equipment and & 1.00 plan - Discounted – St. Peter’s Hospital, Brooklyn 12 9
General Hospital NYC - Own Equipment and & - 50¢ plan - Discounted – St. Vincent’s Hospital, NYC 12 10
General Hospital NYC - Own Equipment and & - 50¢ plan - Discounted – Staten Island Hospital 12 11
General Hospital NYC – United Hospital Brooklyn, NY 12 12
G.E. X-Ray Parts and Equipment 12 13
G.E. X-Ray Parts and Equipment 12 14
Keleket X-Ray Parts and Equipment 12 15
Keleket G.E. X-Ray Parts and Equipment 12 16
Keleket G.E. X-Ray Corp. Parts and Equipment 12 17
Keleket G.E. X-Ray Parts and Equipment 12 18
Picker X-Ray Parts and Equipment – Staten Island Hospital 13 1
Picker X-Ray Parts and Equipment 13 2
Picker X-Ray Parts and Equipment 13 3
Picker X-Ray Parts and Equipment 13 4
Westinghouse X-Ray Parts and Equipment 13 5
Westinghouse X-Ray Parts and Equipment 13 6
Office Supplies and Equipment 13 7
Powers X-Ray Service 13 8
Repairs to X-Ray Equipment – Miscellaneous 13 9
Radiation Protective Shields - General Correspondence Re: Purchase 13 10
X-Ray Parts and Equipment – Miscellaneous 13 11
X-Ray Parts and Equipment – Miscellaneous 13 12
General Hospital Program - State-owned Equip. – Discounted – St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford 13 13
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued – St. Mark’s Hospital, Rochester 13 14
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued – St. Mary’s Hospital, Troy 13 15
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued – St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany 13 16
General Hospital Prog. – Upstate 50¢ Plan. State-Owned Equip. - Discontinued – Samaritan Hospital, Troy 13 17