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Barnes Hospital Records

  • RG009
  • Collection
  • 1836-2007

This collection includes items related to Barnes Hospital. From the bequest which funded the creation of the hospital; to the hospital’s opening at the end of 1914; and continuing up to and beyond its merger with Jewish Hospital in 1996, the history of Barnes Hospital is documented in a variety of material formats. The collection includes administrative records; staff correspondence; hospital publications; newspaper and magazine clippings; scrapbooks; photographs; VHS tapes; and artifacts. Of note is the collection of hospital publications ( series 4), which includes serial magazines and annual reports of the hospital, as well as ephemera such as brochures and flyers. Also noteworthy is the hospital superintendent’s correspondence collection ( _series 3)_covering the years 1913-1926; the hospital’s book of forms from the year of its opening ( series 1); a scrapbook containing correspondence of Robert A. Barnes and the original trustees of Barnes Hospital ( _series 8);_and the Hospital's Staff Register covering October 13, 1915 to January 13, 1958 ( series 5).

Barnes Hospital (Saint. Louis, Mo.)

Administrative, 1914-1994.

Series 1 focuses on forms, registers, and schedules used to enable and record the day-to-day functioning of the hospital. It also contains portion of the governing Board’s meeting minutes. The series includes two sub-series divisions. The first sub-series consists of various hospital schedules, including surgical, room assignments, and Medico-Military for the years 1932-1937. The second sub-series includes thirteen binders containing hospital Board of Directors monthly meeting minutes for the years 1992-1994. The remainder of the series includes a patient census for Barnes Hospital, 1936-1948; McMillan Hospital, 1943-1948; St. Louis Maternity Hospital, 1944-1948; and Washington University Clinics, 1944-1948. Boxes 2-5 contain registers of patients admitted and discharged from Barnes Hospital for the years 1958-1964. Finally, a book containing various blank forms for the first year of the hospital’s operation is included in box 6. The series and sub-series are arranged chronologically.

Patient census, 1936-1948.

Contains graphs displaying monthly number of patients for Barnes Hospital from 1936-1948, McMillan Hospital from 1943-1948, St. Louis Maternity Hospital from 1944-1948, and Washington University Clinics from 1944-1948. For related information, please see RG041 (Saint Louis Maternity Hospital records); RG014 (McMillan Hospital and Oscar Johnson Institute Records);  and RG042 (Washington University Clinics (Dispensary) Records).

(Oversized) Register of Patients Admitted and Discharged, July 19, 1958-December 5, 1959.

Access to this register is restricted. See the archivist for terms of access. (arb@wusm.wustl.edu). Cloth and leather-bound volumes of hand-written patient records covering the period from July 19, 1958 through December 5, 1959.  Entries include hospital service, date admitted, patient name, address, room/ward, sex, marital status, age, religion and date discharged.

(Oversized) Register of Patients Admitted and Discharged, May 3, 1961-September 10, 1962.

Access to this register is restricted. See the archivist for terms of access. (arb@wusm.wustl.edu). Cloth and leather-bound volumes of hand-written patient records covering the period from May 3, 1961 through September 10, 1962. Records from 1960 and January 1-May 2, 1961 are missing. Entries include hospital service, date admitted, patient name, address, room/ward, sex, marital status, age, religion and date discharged.

(Oversized) Register of Patients Admitted and Discharged, September 4, 1962-December 26, 1963.

Access to this register is restricted. See the archivist for terms of access. (arb@wusm.wustl.edu). Cloth and leather-bound volumes of hand-written patient records covering the period from September 4, 1962 through December 26, 1963.  Entries include hospital service, date admitted, patient name, address, room/ward, sex, marital status, age, religion and date discharged.

(Oversized) Register of Patients Admitted and Discharged, December 26, 1963-April 13, 1964.

Access to this register is restricted. See the archivist for terms of access. (arb@wusm.wustl.edu). Cloth and leather-bound volumes of hand-written patient records covering the period from December 26, 1963 through April 13, 1964.  Entries include hospital service, date admitted, patient name, address, room/ward, sex, marital status, age, religion and date discharged.

(Oversized) Book of Forms, 1914-1915.

Book containing examples of all business, medical, and dental forms and labels used in Barnes and its affiliated hospitals during the years 1914-1915.  Prices are included.  These forms were produced for the hospitals by Geo. D. Barnard & Co., Hoellmich Bros. and Nixon-Jones office supply houses. Forms in ledger include: Barnes Hospital agreement to furnish supplies; ambulance daily report; anesthesia chart; application for employment; baby record; blood and urine chart; certificate of release; clothing tag; complaint slip; critical condition notice; daily menu report form; daily request for food supplies; death notice; dental record; department of clinical pathology chart; diet list; dining room card; general ledger; head nurses daily report of dining room orders issues; labor record; metabolism chart; narcosis form; nurse time sheet; nursery record; operating room daily report; pathological report on sputum, stool, and stomach; patient census slip; patient chart; pay roll; pharmacy daily report; pregnancy record; puerperium record; purchase record; requisite for photographic exam; supply ordering form; supply requisition; telephone record; urinary chart; vestibular test chart; visitor permit; wage receipt; ward laundry; and x-ray card. Also included are Children’s Hospital patient chart and Washington University Training School for Nurses patient form.

Surgical Schedules, 1932-1937.

Schedules for operating rooms and Medico-Military course at Barnes Hospital, as well as room assignments. The sub-series is incomplete, and contains only certain select dates' schedules through the years listed. The sub-series is arranged chronologically.

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