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Series VPRS 7437
Post Mortem Register
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Date Range: Series 1909 - ? 1913
  Series in Custody 1909 - 1913
  Contents 1909 - 1913
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1909 - 1913 Yarra Bend (Asylum 1848-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1925) VA 2839
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2009 - cont Department of Health III VA 4921
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    This series records the results of post mortem examinations of patients at Yarra Bend Asylum.

    Entries are arranged chronologically by date of post mortem. Details recorded include:

    name and number in the Register of Patients,
    sex,
    age,
    previous occupation,
    date of reception,
    date of death,
    form of mental disorder on reception and at death,
    certified cause of death,
    a reference to the Case Book volume and page number.

    A brief case history of the patient is also recorded.

    All volumes are divided into set fields in which the doctor performing the post mortem would record the following information:

    clinical diagnosis,
    general appearance (of the body)
    circulatory system,
    respiratory system,
    alimentary system,
    excretory and generative system,
    nervous system,
    cause of death.

    System of Arrangement/Control

    Series: Chronological by date of post mortem report
    Contents: Chronological by date of post mortem report. Index by patient surname at front of volume.

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P0001 1909 - 1913 Open 1
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