Research

Examining physicians' memoranda file

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:
The series consists of brief memoranda from physicians to prison authorities usually recommending appropriate medical care or end of need for medical care for inmate patients that the physicians have examined. Many memoranda recommend that an inmate be mustered out of the military squad because of a medical problem. Memoranda include date, addressee, consecutive number and last name of inmate, physicians name and title. The name of physician is often omitted. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1918-1928
Series Number:
B0134

Arrangement

Chronological by date of examination.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of one volume containing copies of approximately 3,000 short memoranda from physicians to prison authorities. The memoranda usually recommend appropriate medical care or end of need for medical care for inmate patients that the physicians have examined.

Many of the memoranda recommend that a particular inmate be mustered out of the military squad because of some medical problem. Memoranda include date of memorandum, person to whom memorandum sent, consecutive number and last name of inmate, recommendation of physician, and name and title of physician. The name of physician is often omitted.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Other finding aids

An index at the front of the volume lists inmate consecutive numbers with corresponding page of memoranda.

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