Autopsy records

Abstract: 

Records of autopsies performed on patients who died at Babies Hospital, dating from Oct. 6, 1896 to Dec. 7, 1921. The handwritten entries include name and age of deceased, date of autopsy, overall description of the body, description of most internal organs, and an "anatomical diagnosis." Later volumes sometimes include photographs. There are 4,510 autopsies recorded.

Creator: 

Babies Hospital (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Pathology

Date [inclusive]: 

1896-1921.

Languages: 

English

Physical Description: 

3.35 cubic feet (45 vols.)

Collection: 

Access: 

Restricted. Access allowed under terms of Archives and Special Collections’ Access Policy to Records Containing Protected Health Information.

Cite as: 

Babies Hospital, Dept. of Pathology Autopsy Records, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.