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Section I, Series 5. Patients, 1752-1967.

State law 50 P.S. 7111 prohibits the use of all patient mental health records.

The Pennsylvania Hospital closes non-mental health patient records for 100 years. Records older than 100 years are open for researchers to view. All non-patient related material is closed for 75 years from its creation. Certain restrictions might still apply on specific records.

Case Histories, 1873 - 1927, in 254 volumes. Binder's title: Pennsylvania Hospital Reports. Detailed patient charts bound together in order of admission, with some irregularities. Early volumes include index to diseases, bound in front.

Between April 1878 and April 1881, medical microfilmed and surgical cases were bound in separate volumes. They were in chronological order, the surgical volumes preceding the medical volumes; thus, they are listed out of their proper numerical sequence.

With v. 24, medical and surgical cases are again combined in a single sequence of volumes.

Case Histories, 1910 - 1927, represent a sampling only (approximately every tenth volume).

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