Research

Staff notes on patient diagnosis

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 notes from staff meetings at Willard State Hospital. The notes document staff presentations and discussions of cases of individual patients. Information includes date; staff in attendance and persons giving reports and summaries. Patients discussed were sometimes at the meetings. Their statements and staff's observations of them are included. Reports include case abstracts; patients' social, physical, and mental histories and diagnoses; treatment histories; and present symptoms. Diagnoses and parole decisions are sometimes noted. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
0.3 cu. ft. (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1929-1960
Series Number:
B1463

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

These volumes contain handwritten notes from staff meetings at Willard State Hospital. The notes document staff presentations and discussions of cases of individual patients. Information given includes date; times of beginning and ending of meetings; staff in attendance; and names of persons giving reports and summaries. Patients whose cases were being discussed were sometimes present at the meetings, and their statements and the staff's observations of them are included. Reports from staff include abstracts of cases; patients' social, physical, and mental histories and diagnoses; treatment histories; and present symptoms. Staff determinations concerning diagnoses and parole decisions are sometimes noted.

B1463-02: This accretion (1941-1960) consists of typed-written notes and contains information similar to the earlier accretion.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted to protect personal privacy.Access permitted under certain conditions upon application and approval by the State Archives.

Custodial History

These records were transferred to the State Archives from Willard Psychiatric Center at the time of its closure in April, 1995.

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