Patient Medical Records (1840-1910)

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Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Document Type

Text

Identifier

14-354219

Description

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. An index of patients is located at the beginning or end of each volume.

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.

Broad Creation Date

1845-1847

Language

English

Location

Kennebec County; Augusta

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Diagnosis | Diseases | Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Therapeutics

Maine Insane Hospital Patient Cases, Volume 4 - 1845-1847



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