Patient records


An incomplete set of medical records of women seen at Sloane Hospital, 1888-1928. Information in the records varies over time and by type of case. Besides general patient information, obstetrical records often include information on palpation, auscultation, vaginal examination, and urinalysis. There is usually a record of labor and often information on the new-born child.

Gynecological cases often include information about menstruation, marital status, personal health history, results of examination upon admission, results of surgery (if applicable), and pathological report.

After 1928, Sloane's patient records were interfiled with those of Presbyterian Hospital.


Sloane Hospital for Women

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Physical Description: 

13 cubic feet (48 v., 5 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-1928 patient records are held by the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Medical Records Department and persons wishing to locate the records of individuals should contact them.

Boxes 1-5 are stored off-site and will take 1-2 days to retrieve. Researchers must call in advance to use the collection.

Cite as: 

Sloane Hospital for Women Patient Records, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.