Registers of Admissions

Scope and Content

The 1845 Lunacy Acts stated that upon admission to a hospital a name of a patient as to be recorded immediately, with a diagnosis entered within seven days. Up until 1907 the admission registers included details of a patient’s medical condition. However new rules published in 1906 dictated that that a separate series of medical registers should be kept to record the medical and diagnostic information previously entered in the admission registers.


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