Series VPRS 7447
Admission Cards of Male and Female Patients
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Date Range: Series 1912 - 1925
  Series in Custody 1912 - 1925
  Contents 1912 - 1925
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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1912 - 1925 Yarra Bend (Asylum 1848-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1925) VA 2839
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2009 - cont Department of Health III VA 4921
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  • How to use the Records
    Refer to the Records Description List to identify the unit required. The index cards are arranged in alphabetical order by surname.

  • Function / Content
    This series records the admission details of each patient admitted to Yarra Bend Asylum between 1912 and 1925. It was maintained concurrently with the Registers of Patients VPRS 7417.

    The front of each card records the admission details of each patient:

    name
    age
    sex
    marital status
    occupation
    date of reception
    whether previously at a receiving house
    under what section of the Lunacy Act committed
    cause of insanity
    names of medical practitioners certifying
    previous place of abode
    names and addresses of relatives.

    The back of each card records the diagnosis, prognosis, and mental and physical condition (signed by medical certificate) on admission. There is also room for discharge details (boarded out, transfer, probation leave, death) on back of card but this is rarely completed.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Series: Separate sequences for male and female patients.
    Contents: Alphabetical order by patients' surname.
    The male patients' cards are arranged alphabetically by the first letter of their surname only. The female cards are strictly alphabetical.

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P0001 1912 - 1925 Open 2
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