subseries NHS/BOO/6/2/2 - Registers of Cases

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Registers of Cases


  • 1816-1860 (Creation)

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BOO 6/2/2 'Registers of Cases':-

These begin c1815 or 1816 (the first pages of the first volume in this series are missing). The institution of this second series is linked to the 'reformed regime' which began at the Asylum in 1815. The first volume in this series has the same format (even the same watermarked paper) as the first admission register of the Retreat, beginning in 1796, and both the Retreat and the Asylum registers may actually have been commissioned together and started some time before 1819, the first entries being copied up retrospectively in each case.

The series BOO 6/2/2 continues up to 1860 and is in two volumes. The second volume is different and more detailed, and is marked on the front: 'Association of Medical Officers of Hospitals for the Insane'. It seems that although this second volume had a different origin it was nevertheless used as a continuation of the first volume in this series. (The Retreat also used a volume like the second one, but it was used in addition to the pre-existing admission register).

BOO 6/2/2 runs in parallel with the continuing first series (BOO 6/2/1 above), and it also overlaps with the beginning of the third series (BOO 6/2/3 below).

Date of admission; name and residence; state; occupation; terms of admission; by whom sent; age; temperament; duration of disease; state of mind; apparent cause; when discharged; how removed; in what state; cause of death; page of treatment book. (Note: volume 2 has extra detail: eg on previous attacks; causes; form of mental disorder and bodily disorders etc)


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