Robert Barnes: Case Book, General Practice and Obstetrical Patients

Scope and Content

Case book written by Robert Barnes with two distinct sections and groups of patients. The first section is from a general practice environment with men, women, and children patients. This section is indexed with a page number, and the name and disease of each patient; each case has the patient's name, ago, occupation, date committed and date ceased, result of illness, and extended notes on history, treatment, and observations. These 62 cases were treated from 1844 to 1853 and demonstrate a variety of illnesses including erysipelas, scarlatina, and cholera. The second section deals with 55 obstetrics patients from 1851 to 1861 which are not indexed or formally listed like the previous section, but still contain personal and medical information about each patient. These cases include puerperal insanity, uterine hemorrhage, placenta praevia, and other difficult births. Several letters and drawings are included throughout the case book.

Conditions Governing Access

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