Bellevue Hospital casebooks


Casebooks from Bellevue Hospital's First Division, which during this period was staffed by faculty from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Five volumes are from the hospital's First Medical Division and concern patients with diseases of the digestive system, 1904-1910; rickets (children), 1904-1909; malarial fever, 1904-1907; lobar pneumonia (children), 1907-1909; and abnormalities and malformations (children), 1911-1916. Three volumes, 1866-1868, 1873-1875, 1876-1877, are also from the First Medical Division but are arranged chronologically, rather than by illness. One volume, 1898-1899, is from the First Surgical Division.

The volumes record patients' names, ages, professions, nationalities, addresses, personal and family medical histories, descriptions of complaints, diagnoses, and treatments. Medication and temperature charts are included.


Bellevue Hospital

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ca. 1 cubic foot (9 volumes)



Because the records contain Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), access is allowed only under the terms of the Archives and Special Collections' Access Policy to Records Containing Protected Health Information.

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Bellevue Hospital Casebooks, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.