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Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital Autopsy Record Book

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 autopsy reports for deceased patients of the Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital. Reports include date and time of death; name of doctor performing autopsy; attending physicians; patient's age at death; form and duration of insanity; cause of death; external appearance of cadaver (nourished or malnourished); weight, in ounces, of organs; and indication whether the cranium, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen, and pelvic organs had been examined. Reports conclude with a detailed postmortem.
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Quantity:
0.5 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1891-1905
Series Number:
B1747

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of narrative autopsy reports for deceased patients of the Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital. Autopsies are present for case book numbers 1362 through 6682. Reports include date and time of death; name of doctor performing autopsy; other physicians present; age at death; form of insanity; duration of insanity; cause of death; external appearance of cadaver (nourished or malnourished); weight, in ounces, of brain, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, and uterus; whether the cranium, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen, and pelvic organs had been examined. Reports conclude with a detailed post mortem. Often a typed sheet of paper stating "see description of microscopic specimens in case record" is pasted at the end of the post-mortem report.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Mental Hygiene Law, Section 33.13, relating to confidentiality of clinical records and the Personal Privacy Protection Law. Access is permitted under certain conditions upon approval by the Office of Mental Health.

Related Information

Related Materials

Accretion 14231-01, Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital patient case files, contains related records.

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred to the State Archives from Middletown Psychiatric Center in June 2000 and accessioned in March 2001.

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