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Series ID5839
Previous System LocationSRS5839
TitleCase Books - Male
Parent Series
This series does not have a parent series.
Start Date 8/6/1866
End Date 26/3/1956
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Ipswich Special Hospital patient records

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Items Total Items: 9
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Departmental NumbersCASE BOOKS 1-9
System of Arrangement Chronological by date of admission.
How To Use Series All books contain an alphabetical index at the front, by surname of patient.

Creating Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
220Wolston Park Hospital 8/6/1866 1/7/1878
2594Ipswich Special Hospital 1/7/1878 26/3/1956
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Access Category100 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by RTI
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11466
Queensland Health
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Controlling Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
5836Index to Case Books - Male 1/11/1937 31/3/1965
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Copyright State of Queensland
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This series consists of male patients' case books of the Woogaroo Asylum (for the mentally insane) and, from 1878, the Ipswich Special Hospital. The following information is included:
General: name of patient, date of admission, number in register, form of mental disorder, causes.
Personal: age, marital status, social condition, children, occupation, place of birth, religion, duration of attack, previous attack, date of last admission.
Medical: date, copy of medical certificate, previous history of physical illness or mental disease, family history, physical condition on admission, history of present attack, periodical record of the patient's condition.

Included also are numerous loose letters written mainly by patients. The index at the front sometimes indicates date of death, transfers or discharges, and annotations if the patient served in the armed forces, in Australia or overseas. Often there is post mortem information on the cause of death.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 5839, Case Books - Male
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( )
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