Research

Dispensary record

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 dispensary record, tracking the health and medical treatment of inmates, was a source the physician's monthly and annual reports. Included are: inmate number; division; inmate name; admission date; diagnosis/physical condition; treatment; name of doctor (rarely); occasional remarks (such as the inmate is to see the doctor again or to see another doctor); and discharge date or other disposition (e.g. to isolation ward, to hospital).
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Quantity:
1.3 cu. ft.(8 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1915-1934
Series Number:
A2080

Arrangement

Chronological by date admitted to dispensary.

Scope and Content Note

The dispensary record, tracking the health and medical treatment of inmates, was a source for the compilation of the physician's monthly and annual reports.

The volumes provide: inmate number; division (through January 2, 1931 only); inmate name; date admitted to dispensary; diagnosis/physical condition; treatment; name of doctor (rarely); occasional remarks, usually noting that the inmate is to see the doctor again or to see another doctor; and discharge date or other disposition (e.g. to isolation ward, to hospital).

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A3187, Hospital Admission Registers, contains similar information for inmates admitted to the institution's hospital.

Custodial History

The Department of Correction placed these records on loan to the Syracuse University Library from 1960-1977.

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