Research

Clinton Prison Register of Hospital Admissions (Tubercular Patients)

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:
This series consists of a listing of patients admitted to the Clinton prison hospital. The register contains inmate number; name; former residence; occupation; nationality; disease duration; infection source; family history; sanitary condition of former surroundings; status (apparently cured, improved, negative); and remarks. It appears this is a register of the tuberculosis hospital ward that cared for inmates transferred from other New York prisons.
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Quantity:
0.3 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1902-1903
Series Number:
B0099

Arrangement

Alphabetical order by first letter of last name, then numeric by inmate number.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of one volume listing patients admitted to the prison hospital.

The register contains the inmate number, name, former residence (city or town only), occupation, nationality, duration of disease, source of infection, family history (mentions relative who died from disease), former sanitary surroundings (good, fair, poor), whether from tenement house, apparently cured, improved, negative, and remarks, if any. It appears that this is a register of the hospital ward which cared for tuberculosis inmates that had been transferred to Clinton from other New York prisons. Clinton prison has been transferring tuberculosis patients since 1889 due to its Adirondack climate.

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