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Physician's daily reports

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 daily reports of assistant physicians of the State Lunatic Asylum (later Utica State Hospital) to the medical superintendent. Statistical information is given by department for capacity; census; patient activity (in bed; idle, employed, attending entertainment, etc.); patients on parole; and attendants on duty, sick or on vacation. Remarks include admissions, paroles, discharges, deaths, escapes, transfers, sickness, accidents, special treatments and operations, recreation, complaints against employees/food. Most reports are for male patients. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
0.6 cu. ft. (5 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1885-1902
Series Number:
B1541

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of daily reports of assistant physicians of the State Lunatic Asylum (later Utica State Hospital) to the medical superintendent. Each report consists of a printed form and covers a twenty-four hour period. Statistical information is given by department for capacity; census; number of patients in bed; idle; employed; out for exercise; chapel or entertainment; patients on parole; and attendants on duty, sick or on vacation.

Headings are given for notes or remarks on admissions, paroles, discharges, deaths, escapes, transfers, recommendations for transfer, recommendations for discharge, new cases of sickness, critical condition, accidents, condition of sick, special treatments and operations, forced feeling, seclusion, recreation, complaints against employees, complaints of food, sick employees, repairs needed, other remarks, and for signature of assistant physician. Most of the reports are for male patients.

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Access Restrictions

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

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Custodial History

These records were transferred to the State Archives on May 7, 1997 from Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center under RDA 19266.

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