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|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||New York (State). Office of Mental Health.; New York (State). Department of Mental Hygiene.|
|Description:||99 cu. ft. (405 volumes)|
Casebooks (boxes 1-22) contain bound records pertaining to the admission and treatment of patients at the Buffalo State Hospital from 1881 to 1898. They range from case file #151 to #6449. Included are the official copies of medical certificates which were the evidence of lunacy that allowed commitment of patients to Buffalo. Admission records include patient and family histories and medical histories, and sumaries of medical and psychiatric examiniations given at admission.
Records documenting patient life and care at Buffalo include correspondence between patient and family members, physician and nurse medical reports, summaries of physical and psychiatric examinations, laboratory test results, and information relating to patient discharge. The focus and amount of detail in the records vary over time.
Records which cover the period 1889-1920 (boxes 23-99) consist solely of medical records pertaining to patient care at Buffalo. They range from volume number 51-405 (patient case #6456 to #16389). Black and white photographs of patients are included in later case files.
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Buffalo State Records
It is so great that these Buffalo State Hospital records were kept all these years and are now housed at the New York State Archives. But what is so "poor" is that we are not allowed to access the records. The file(s) I've been trying to obtain are well over 100 years old and the last trace of a family...
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Families Kept Apart
Knowing that these records exist and are being kept from the descendants of patients of the Hospital breaks my heart. I have been searching for nearly twenty years for my Great Aunt Sarah Ann McMullen. My Aunt Sadie was a patient at the Buffalo State Asylum from March of 1891 to August...
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- Buffalo State Hospital.
- Buffalo Psychiatric Center.
- Psychiatric hospital patients -- New York (State)
- Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention.
- Psychiatric hospitals -- Admission and discharge -- New York (State)
- Mentally ill -- Care.
- Mental health facilities -- New York (State)
- New York (State)
- Erie County (N.Y.)
- Buffalo (N.Y.)
- Mental health facilities.
- Psychiatric hospital patients.
- Psychiatric hospitals -- Admission and discharge.
- New York (State) -- Buffalo.
- New York (State) -- Erie County.