Patient Medical Records (1840-1910)



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Maine State Archives

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These medical case histories of patients at the Maine Insane Hospital span the years 1840-1910 and are in leather-bound volumes 01-40.

The numbered, paginated volumes that provide personal medical histories for patients from October 1840 until 1910 have a relatively structured, chronological format and often extensive entries. Volumes provide the patient’s name, dates of admission and discharge (by hospital staff), removal (by family), or death, the patient’s place of birth, marital status, a brief diagnosis, and multiple dated entries by the attending physician that describe the patient’s condition. Page numbers continuing individual patient records are noted at bottom of pages.

These patient histories reflect the treatment practices and terminology of the time. Some of the language and treatments are not considered acceptable today and may be uncomfortable for readers.

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Kennebec County; Augusta


Asylums; Institutions; Mental Health; Medical Records; Psychiatric Hospitals; Patients

Maine Insane Hospital Patient Cases, Volume 12 - 1857-1861

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