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Rome State Custodial Asylum Observational Notes on Female Patients

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of observational notes on the condition of women inmates housed in the Rome State Custodial Asylum. It consists of brief, handwritten entries, with an alphabetical index in the front of the volume. The record for each patient varies in length, and it documents the patient's changing state of mental and physical health from time of admittance to the hospital, and in some cases, until time of discharge, transfer or death.
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0.25 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1897-1902
Series Number:
B2369

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of observational notes on the condition of women inmates housed in the Rome State Custodial Asylum. It consists of brief, handwritten entries, with an alphabetical index in the front of the volume. The length of the entire record for each patient varies, but averages from between one to two pages, and documents the patient's changing state of mental and physical health from time of admittance to the hospital, and in some cases, until time of discharge, transfer or death. The records contain entry date, patient name, place of residence and county, date of admission, and condition and behavior notes. The identification of the person making these observations is not provided. Entries occur irregularly, but average between 7 and 9 entries per year for each patient.

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Restricted in accordance with Section 33.13, Mental Hygiene Law, relating to confidentiality of clinical records. Access permitted under certain conditions upon application to and approval by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

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Alphabetical name index is available at the beginning of the volume.

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