Scope and Content

These are the case notes which hung over the patient's bed, and, up to 1947, were bound up into case books. The notes contain name, age, address, and very brief notes on the case. In addition, temperature charts and sometimes laboratory test results and other papers are bound in.
The arrangement is by year, with notes grouped under each consultant responsible. The volumes also are divided between male and female patients. There are eight series: Medical; Surgical; Medical and Surgical; Medical, Surgical and Ophthalmic; Ophthalmic and Aural; Ophthalmic; Aural; Ear, Nose and Throat (E.N.T.). They are not indexed.
The case books were listed in the 1970s by York City Archivist. Between that date and 1990, eight listed volumes have gone missing, but others have reappeared. The following is a complete list including the missing volumes.

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Many of these records contain sensitive personal and confidential information which is likely to be restricted under data protection laws and the terms of deposit. For records less than 100 years old, please contact the Borthwick Institute via email or letter.

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