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PATIENTS' RECORDS: INCURABLE PATIENTS ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE BOOKS

Date:
1754-1865
Reference:
H64/B/02
Part of:
SAINT LUKE'S HOSPITAL {WOODSIDE HOSPITAL}
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Description

The information entered into this book changes over time:

H64/B/02/001:

1754 - 1828: brief entries of the patient's name, parish of abode, date of admission and discharge and brief reason for discharge - for example 'died', 'at desire of friends' or removal to another institution.;On 1 August 1828 Act of Parliament George IV Chapter 41 was passed which required a change to the way patients were recorded:;1828 - 1845: date of admission, date of Certificate of Insanity and by whom signed (from 1832 this was replaced by a Medical Certificate), patient's name, age and marital status, residence and occupation, by whose authority the patient was sent and their residence (in many cases this was a relative), whether 'Parish Poor' '(P.P.)', whether 'found a lunatic by Inquisition and date', date and reason for discharge, and if they died.;H64/B/02/002-003: give date of last previous admission, date of admission, patient's name, sex and class (whether private or pauper), age, marital status, occupation, previous place of abode, 'County, Union or Parish, to which Chargeable', by whose authority sent, dates of Medical Certificates, and by whom signed, bodily condition, 'name of bodily disorder (if any)', 'form of mental disorder', 'supposed cause of Insanity', whether 'epileptic' or 'Congenital Idiot', duration of existing attacks, number of previous attacks, age on first attack, date of discharge or death, form of discharge (whether recovered, relieved, not improved), if death observations on cause of death;The dates given in this catalogue refer to the admission dates. Later dates can be found in the register where discharge details are given

Publication/Creation

1754-1865

Physical description

0.14 linear metres

Location of duplicates

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Terms of use

These records are available for public inspection at London Metropolitan Archives, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998. This material has been digitised by London Metropolitan Archives as part of a Wellcome Trust funded project, and can be accessed freely online through the Wellcome Library catalogue.

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