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Questionnaires on hospital accommodations of county poorhouses

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:
Questionnaires provide information on medical facilities and conditions in poorhouse hospitals. Officials from poorhouses completed each form, which contains the following information about poorhouse hospital facilities: amount of space; amount and type of facilities, including special facilities; names and salaries of medical personnel; dietary practices and kitchen facilities; sanitary conditions; heating, plumbing, and other utilities; number of patients in the past year; number of deaths, and the causes; number of recoveries; and number currently being treated and their illnesses.
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0.2 cu. ft.(1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1881
Series Number:
A1982

Arrangement

Alphabetical by county.

Scope and Content Note

Questionnaires provide information on medical facilities and conditions in poorhouse hospitals.

Officials from poorhouses completed these four-page questionnaires and submitted them to the Board. Each form contains the following information about poorhouse hospital facilities: amount of space; amount and type of facilities, including special facilities such as those for surgery or quarantine; names and salaries of medical personnel; dietary practices and kitchen facilities; sanitary conditions; heating, plumbing, and other utilities; number of patients in the past year; number of deaths, and the causes; number of recoveries; and number currently being treated and their illnesses.

The following general information about the poorhouse itself is also provided: number of male and female inmates; number of inmates capable of working; number of births in the past year; number of insane, retarded, and epileptics; and suggestions for improvements or changes in the institution.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

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