Patient records


An incomplete set of medical records of patients seen at the Vanderbilt Clinic, 1914-1928. There are 13 bound volumes from the Clinic's neurological department, 1914-1926, and .75 cubic feet of file folders from a wide variety of departments.


Vanderbilt Clinic (New York, N.Y.)

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Physical Description: 

3.75 cubic feet (13 v., 1 carton)



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 Hospital Medical Records Department and persons wishing to locate the records of individuals should contact them.

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

Cite as: 

Vanderbilt Clinic Patient Records, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.