Research

Hospital admission 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

Summary:
Hospital admission registers, tracking the health and medical treatment of inmates, were a source for the compilation of the physician's monthly and annual reports. The admission registers from the House of Refuge include admission date; inmate number; age; division; diagnosis/physical condition; treatment; name of physician; discharge date or other disposition; and remarks.
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2 cu. ft. (7 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1855-1865, 1911-1935
Series Number:
A3187

Arrangement

Chronological by admission date.

Scope and Content Note

The hospital admission registers, tracking the health and medical treatment of inmates, were a source for the compilation of the physician's monthly and annual reports.

The volumes provide: admission date; inmate number (beginning in 1911); age (1855-1865 only); division (beginning in 1911); diagnosis/physical condition; treatment (beginning in 1911); name of physician (occasionally, beginning in 1911); discharge date or other disposition (e.g. "Dispensary"); and remarks (e.g. "died", "taken by friends", "to see Dr. Herman").

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A2080, Dispensary Record, contains similar information for inmates admitted to the institution's dispensary.

Custodial History

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

Volume 1 of this series also contains Series A3188, Payroll Register.

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