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Title
Admissions for Observation book
"Admissions for observation" book, unused
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Work Type
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Date
1900-1940
Location
United Kingdom
Material
leather
paper
Measurements
overall: 32 mm x 442 mm x 342 mm, 3.28kg
Description
Admissions for observation book, unused, green cover with red leather spine, from Farnborough Hospital, 1900-1940
A patient"s whole history at the psychiatric ward of Farnborough Hospital (now the Princess Royal University Hospital) could be recorded over a single line. Information such as name, age, sex, and date of admission was given a general reference number to help keep track of a patient"s medical history. Such documentation is indicative of the greater levels of bureaucracy and record keeping that characterised healthcare in the twentieth century.
Patients were also classified according their mental disability, the type of healthcare (private or not) and whether it was the patient"s first or second visit to a psychiatric ward. The ledger also recorded when the patient was transferred, discharged or died.
A patient"s whole history at the psychiatric ward of Farnborough Hospital (now the Princess Royal University Hospital) could be recorded over a single line. Information such as name, age, sex, and date of admission was given a general reference number to help keep track of a patient"s medical history. Such documentation is indicative of the greater levels of bureaucracy and record keeping that characterised healthcare in the twentieth century.
Patients were also classified according their mental disability, the type of healthcare (private or not) and whether it was the patient"s first or second visit to a psychiatric ward. The ledger also recorded when the patient was transferred, discharged or died.
Accession Number
Subject
book
ID Number
co121338
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
large_1988_0612__0001_.jpg
SSID
26311820

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