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New York Hospital Collections

Note: Institutional records are closed for research until 25 years after their date of creation. See Patient Medical Records for information regarding patients.

Below is a partial list of archival holdings:

Administrative Boards and Offices

Boards

Board of Governors, 1771- 

Office of Secretary/Treasurer, 1772-

Medical Board, 1876-

Offices

Office of Associate Director for Professional Services, 1931- 1999

Office of Deputy Director (Platt), 1960s-1980s

Superintendent/Director/President/CEO, 1814-1825, 1867-1870, 1901-

Departmental Records

Ambulatory Care Services, Records, 1967-1980, 1990s

Department of Anesthesiology, 1948-

Burn Center, 1976-

Campbell Cottages, 1897-1932

Department of Dermatology (Daniels), 1936-1985

Finding Aid 

Library, 1836-1898

Department of Medicine, 1935-1946, 1950-

Nursing Service/Division of Nursing, 1942-

Department of Ob/GYN (Lying-In Hospital), 1932-1995

Department of Ophthalmology, 1980s

Out-Patient Department, 1891-1892, 1916-1932, 1946-1963, 1974

Department of Nuclear Medicine, 1920-1986

Department of Neurology, 1968-

Department of Pathology, 1860, 1878-1942, 1971-1988

Pharmacy/Apothecary, 1816, 1882-

Department of Pediatrics, 1938-1959, 1961-1996

Division of Plastic Surgery, 1960-1968

Department of Psychiatry (Payne Whitney), 1899-

Department of Radiology, 1925-1981, 1992

Department of Rehabilitation, 1961-1996

Social Work Department, 1912-1983, 1986-

Department of Surgery, 1858-

Department of Urology, 1858-1879, 1917-1942, 1964-1998

Volunteer Department, 1932-1978, 1988-

Other Records

House Staff (Residents) and Professional Staff, 1792-1991 

Publications, 1934-

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