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Patient admission, discharge, and parole registers

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

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Quantity:
57 cu. ft.(237 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1876-1996
Series Number:
20279

Arrangement

Arranged by creating institution.

Scope and Content Note

These registers were created by mental health facilities to document patient admissions and discharges. The registers typically provide patient name, nativity, date of admission or discharge, date of birth, chronological number, race, and religion. Other information varies but occasionally includes occupation, education, names and addresses of relatives, legal and civil status, and comments. Institutions documented by this series include Kings Park Psychiatric Center, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, Central Islip Psychiatric Center, Suffolk Psychiatric Center, Hoch Psychiatric Center, and Northeast Nassau Psychiatric Center.

20279-01: This accretion consists of registers created by the staff of Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital (later Middletown State Hospital) for the purpose of officially admitting, discharging, and paroling patients. Information, which varies according to both format and date, is recorded in columns. Subseries 1, 2, and 4 are chronological; subseries 3 is arranged first by county, then by date.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted: This series is restricted pursuant to a memoranda of understanding executed between the Department of Mental Health and the State Education Department.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 20200, Patient Admission Lists, consists of similar records and may duplicate information contained in this series.

Other finding aids

Container list and partial volume list.

20279-01: Volume list.

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