New York Orthopaedic Hospital patient records


An incomplete set of records of patients seen at New York Orthopaedic Hospital, 1870-1873, 1926-1929, and 1941-1950. Content varies, but besides basic patient information, the 20th century records usually have medical history, nurses' and social workers' notes, laboratory results, and temperature charts. After moving to the Medical Center in 1950, the NYOH's patient records were interfiled with those of Presbyterian Hospital.


New York Orthopaedic Hospital

Date [inclusive]: 

1870-1873, 1926-1929, 1941-1950

Physical Description: 

20 cubic feet (1 vol. and 20 records cartons)



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

Because of staff constraints and the lack of a name index, Archives & Special Collections cannot search for individual records.  Microfilm of much of Presbyterian’s post-1929 patient records are held by the New York-Presbyterian Medical Records Department and persons wishing to locate the records of individuals should contact them.

Boxes 1-20 are stored off-site and will take 1-2 days to retrieve. Researchers must call in advance to use the collection.

Cite as: 

New York Orthopaedic Hospital Patient Records, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.