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Philadelphia General Hospital

[Record Group 80-101]

80-101.1 Annual Report
1925, 1948-1950
4 volumes, index
Volume for 1925 also contains Annual Report of the Bureau of Hospitals. For other Annual Reports between 1945-1948, see Record Series 80.5b
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.2 Progress Reports
1941-1946, 1952-1962
2 volumes
Includes the following reports: Philadelphia General Hospital, Reports of Activities, 1941-1946; Philadelphia General Hospital, Ten Year Report, 1952-1962.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.3 Philadelphia General Hospital. Hospital Reports
1931-1935
3 volumes, index in vols.
Vols. XI-XIII inclusive, a continuation of vols. I-X in Record Series 65.65 which were published at irregular dates. Entries include reprints of articles published in various journals of the medical profession and a list of publications by members of the Hospital staff.
For similar records 1890-1916, see Record Series 65.65
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.4 Photographs
1867-1956
141 prints and negatives, partial index
Most photographs are of resident student classes and of patients under examination showing various lesions and physical deformities. Other photographs include shots of hospital wards, staff physicians, the grounds of Blockly or Philadelphia General Hospital, groups of nurses and resident students, plans and elevations of Hospital buildings, and farm animals.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.5 Journal of the Philadelphia General Hospital
January 1950-September 1953
15 volumes, index
Includes articles on medical and related subjects written by members of the hospital staff. Published four times a year.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.6 Admissions Journal
January-March 1920, November 1924-June 1926
3 volumes, no index
Daily entries, headed with date, list for each patient, his name, age, number of times admitted, occupation, ward to which assigned, and an indication if non-white.
Vol. 1925-1926 is a rough version of this record, listing only the patient's name, date of admission, and ward to which assigned; its entries, however, are grouped alphabetically for the period January 1925-June 1926
For similar records, 1898-1901, 1919, see Bureau of Charities Admissions Journal.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.7 Male Register
1920-1946
18 volumes, no index
Entries list patient's name, admission date, race, age, number of times admitted with dates of last former admission or discharge, birthplace, legal residence; date discharged or died; occupation, marital status, ward to which assigned, "remarks" (often name and address of next of kin or other person to tbe notified concerning patients); notes of those blind, mute, crippled, or (in the case of children) abandoned; added beginning in 1936 are patient's religion and detainer notices by police or penal institutions.
For similar record 1828-1920 see Guardians of the Poor, Alms House Hospital Male Register and Bureau of Charities, Hospital Male Register
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.8 Female Register
1920-1946
19 volumes, no index
Entries list patient's name, admission date, race, age, number of times admitted with dates of last former admission or discharge, birthplace, legal residence; date discharged or died; occupation, marital status, ward to which assigned, "remarks" (often name and address of next of kin or other person to tbe notified concerning patients); added beginning in 1936 are patient's religion and detainer notices by police or penal institutions.
For similar record 1828-1920 see Guardians of the Poor, Alms House Hospital Female Register and Bureau of Charities, Hospital Female Register
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.9 "Statistical Reports"
1920-1922
1 volume, no index
Half of the volume is devoted to male patients, half to female; contains daily entries of total numbers only of admissions broken down by the blind, insane, deaf and dumb, Philadelphia residents and non-residents, natives of Pennsylvania, United States, other nations (by each country of origin), marital status, out-war and hospital patients, adults, children, all categories separately by race.
For similar records 1902-1919, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, Statistical Reports
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.10 Daily Census
1920-1922,
Entries list daily totals only of numbers of admissions, discharges, deaths, births, and number in hospital.
For similar records, 1861-1887, see Guardians of the Poor, Alms House, Daily Census
For similar records 1887-1920, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, Daily Census

Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.11 Records of Birth
January 1920 - September 1976
40 volumes, partial index
This record series includes four different types of volumes used for recording births at the Hospital.
Records of Births, January 1920 - March 3, 1959, include the number of the birth during the reporting period, child's name, sex, race, date and time of birth, legitimate or illegimate, and whether child was born living or a stillbirth; mother's full maiden name, age, number of children and number of children still living at the time of this birth, and residence; father's name, age, and residence; name of attending physician; and monthly subtotals of male and female births and male and female stillbirths. Beginning in 1942 there are included Receiving Ward births and births outside of the Hospital.
Birth Records, April 1, 1959 - March 31, 1961, are a group of four composition books which list baby's name, date of birth, first name of mother, and notations if childn was born outside of the Hospital or in Receiving Ward. There are occasional notations if the mother of the child is single.
Records of Birth, April 1, 1961 - September 30, 1976, are entered on plain loose leaf sheets or, beginning with September 8, 1968, on form 55-G-1684, "Birth Record and Birth Certificate Receipt," which lists date of birth, baby's name and birth weight, mother's maiden name and (beginning with April 1, 1968) place of birth and, from September 18, 1961, number of birth of birth on that date. Entries April 1, 1961 to July 4, 1966 add Hospital representative's signature or initials and date signed. From July 5, 1966 to September 30, 1976, the records add the date the birth certificate was sent, the signature (presumably) of Hospital official who received the certificate, and date of receipt. Entries November 23 to December 10, 1967 include only the date of birth, baby's name and first name of mother of baby.
Register of Births, December 27, 1952 - July 14, 1957 is indexed by child's name and includes the number of birth, child's name, sex, date and hour of birth; and indication if birth was single; father's full name, race, age, birthplace, usual occupation and business or industry in which employed; hospital number; mother's full name, residence, color, age, and birthplace; number of children previously born to mother, number of her children living and number stillborn. The Registers of Birth also include the following additional information: name of attending physician, December 27, 1952 - January 4, 1957; date certificate signed, April 27, 1954 - January 10, 1957; legitimacy or illegitimacy of child, March 9, 1954 - December 27, 1956; and, beginning with January 1957, notations of low birth weights or premature births. Volume December 27, 1952 - January 17, 1955 includes a typed "Daily Routine on Birth Ceritificates."
For similar records, 1808-1887, see Guardians of the Poor, Alms House Hospital, Register of Births
For similar records, 1887-1920, see Bureau of Charities, Philadelphia General Hospital, Records of Births

Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.12 "Birth Certificates for City Hall Annex"
December 1945 - March 1959; missing December 1946 - March 1947
12 volumes, no index
Entries list child's name and date of birth, and the date on which a birth return was made to the local registrar of the Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, which was then located in City Hall Annex.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.13 Visitor's Register
1921-1923
1 volume, no index
Entries list date and total numbers only of visitors to the hospital.
For similar records, 1887-1895, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, Visitors Register.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.15 Property Record
1920-1921
6 volumes, no index
Inventory lists for each item of equipment held, headed by class, code number and description, list inventory date, quantity on hand, unit and total costs, hospital unit to which charged.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.15 Property Ledger
1920-1949
1 volume, no index
Entries for all equipment, livestock, buildings and real estate of Philadelphia General Hospital. Under heading of class, code number, and nature of property are entered, subcode number, property description, location, date of acquisition, quantity, unit value at cost, total value at cost; disposition, if any; and occasional remarks. Also included is a recapitulation for 1928 of total values of vehicles, equipment, structural and non-structural, and feeholds, and the total value of the whole inventory as of 31 August 1928.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.16 Claimant's Ledger
1929-1949
21 volumes, index
Entries list claimant's name and address, date of open market order, order number, description of article or service purchased, estimated amount of purchase, date and amount of voucher, any adjustments in the form of additions to or deductions from price, and order number and amount of any orders liquidated.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.17 House Staff Manual
February 1974
1 volume, index
Prepared by the Office of Medical Education. Describes the scope of service, functions, responsibilities, policies, procedures, and qualifications of personnel of each Hospital Department, house rules for living quarters, the purpose, facilities, services, and privileges of the Medical Library; procedures for dealing with hospital infections and reportable diseases, Hospital regulations and policies regarding house staff; medical records and their use; legal documents, permits and medical jurisprudence; and acceptable initials and abbreviations at the Philadelphia General Hospital.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.18 Rules Governing the Medical Personnel.
1921
1 volume, no index
Includes rules governing the Medical Board of Philadelphia General Hospital, adopted 19 September 1921, rules governing resident physicians and interns, and organization and regulation of the staff of the Laboratories.
For similar records, 1901-1902, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, Rules for the Government of Interns.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.19 Appointments and Resignations of Visiting and Resident Staff.
1921-1934, missing, 1927-1929, 1932-1933
4 volumes, 17 sheets, index, 1934 only
Annual entries of the name, address, staff assignment, and dates of appointment and resignation of visiting chief physicians, assistant visiting chief physicians, outdoor physicians, assistant resident physicians, and radiology staff. The list for 1934 omits many of these titles and lists only honorary and active consulting physicians, and the chief and assistant in each category of medical specialty.
Volumes 1921-1926, 1930-1931, in some cases note staff deaths and leaves of absence.
For similar records 1914-1920, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, Appointments and Resignations of Visiting Staff.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.20 Rules Governing Interns
1932,
For similar records, 1901-1902, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, Rules for the Government of Interns.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.21 Interns' Contract Books
1921-1930
6 volumes, index
Record of interns' agreements with Philadelphia General Hospital by which they bound themselves to serve the Hospital for the full term for which they were appointed. Included are the date of contract, the intern's name, the name and address of his nearest relative, and subjects to be studied by intern during service. There are also occasional entries for dental interns.
For similar records, 1914-1920, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, Interns' Contract Books
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.22 Record of Interns' Term of Service
January 1920 - February 1925
1 volume, index
Entries include intern's name, medical school attended, date reported for service, term or "service" selected, its dates, note if term completed, or, if terminated, the date and reason.
For similar records, 1908-1920, see Bureau of Charites, Hospital, Record of Interns' Term of Service.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.23 Interns' Obstetrical Cases
1924
1 volume, index
Includes intern's name and list of names of obstetrical patients
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.24 Post-Mortem Examinations
January - March 1920, March 1940-June 1949, January 1951- January 1966
15 volumes, no index
Includes autopsy or post-mortem number; the deceased's name, age, sex, race, and date and hour of death; date and hour of the autopsy, the name of the physician performing the autopsy, and autopsy findings.
Entries January - March 1920 add deceased's place of birth, date of hospital admission; and case, ward and bed numbers; name of physician who ordered the autopsy, clinical diagnosis and signature of resident physician, and pathological diagnosis and pathologist's signature.
Entries March 1940-January 1966 add the name of the physician in service at the time of the autopsy, a gross anatomical description, anatomical description, microscopic description, and, often, a patient's history. Many of the post-mortem examinations, 1940-1966, seem to have been performed by Philadelphia General Hospital for the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
For similar records, 1867-1884, 1887, see Guardians of the Poor, Alms House Hospital, Post-Mortem Examinations
For similar records, 1887-1920, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, Port-Mortem Examinations

Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.25 Intern Service Books
1920-1929, 1932
3 volumes, 5 sheets,
Vols. 1920-1927 include intern's name, a lsit of medical specialities studied during service, dates studies, and notes of completion of service, additional service, or exchange of service between interns. The five sheets, 1932, is an interns' schedule for the period May 2, 1932 - July 1, 1932, which includes chief interns' and interns' names, wards to which assigned, and month or dates for which assigned.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.26 Suggestions Regarding History Taking
undated
1 volume, no index
Suggestions for taking the health histories of patients.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.27 "Paralysis of Adults" Case Records
1920-1939
1 , index
Entries list patient's name, age, occupation, results of examination, diagnosis, treatments and dates given, notes on progress.
For similar records, 1883-1887, see Guardians of the Poor, Alms House Hospital, "Paralysis of Adults" Case Records
For similar records, 1887-1903, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, "Paralysis of Adults" Case Records

Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.28 Mental Clinic Case Records
1920-1938,
Entries list patient's name, address, age, occupation, physical description, symptoms. Some entries contain only the results of the examination and recommended disposition of the case; others add treatments recommended and dates administered.
For similar records, 1908-1919, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, Mental Clinic Case Records
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.29 "Pay Cases" Index
January - March 1920
1 volume, no index
Entries grouped alphabetically. Included are the patient's name, hospital ward in which treated, and date of discharge or death.
For similar records, 1906-1920, see Bureau of Charities, Hospital, "Pay Cases" Index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.30 Laboratory. Library Register
January 1921 - March 1932
1 volume, no index
Lists title of book or journal borrowed, volume number, name of borrower, date borrowed and date returned, and rules of withdrawal as of 22 November 1921. This volume also includes six pages listing property deposited by inmates on 3 and 5 April 1906, which includes inmate's name, birthplace, age, items deposited, valuables, and ward to which assigned. There also is included a list of patients entering the hospital, the date of admission, and name, address and family relationship of persons who brought patient to hospital for the period of Septmeber 1906 to May 1908.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.31 Vendors' Accounts
March 1949 - July 1951
3 volumes, no index
Entries include date of purchase, purchase order number, name of vendor, vendor's discount, total amount of purchase, and specific amounts paid for food, drugs, medical and surgical supplies, laboratory equipment, linen, radiology and X-ray supplies, for carpentry, machinery, and sundries.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.32 Payments Received
1948
1 volume, no index
Daily entries list date, total amount paid into each account, total weekly payments into each account, and weekly totals of patients paid into each account.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.33 Hospital Accounts
1941-1948
1 volume, index
Under headings of each account are listed daily entries which include date, folio number, total number of patients paying into the account each day (where applicable), debits and credits.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.34 Fees Paid. Clinics
April 1929 - Jul 1934
1 volume, no index
Daily entries list date, payor's name, amount of payment, and clinic or account to which payment is credited.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.35 Expense Ledger
1928-1930, 1936
2 volumes, no index
Lists for each function of the Hospital the ledger code, description of the function; and monthly entries of amounts expended for salaries, for stores, and for items other than stores.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.36 Appropriations, Balances and Transfers
1929-1949
21 volumes, no index
Under heading of each appropriation category and item number are entered date and amount of appropriation, and dates and amounts of additional funds received and of transfers, date and amount of each expenditure, order and warrant numbers, payee, reason for expenditure, indication of purchase by contract, by open market order or by payroll or miscellaneous funds; monthly balances, and, often, toatl expended and balance merging. There are also entries for open market and contract encumbrances.
Entries for open market encumbrances for direct appropriation items list item number, date and amount of order, item purchased, order number, and any adjustments. Entries for open market encumbrances for Department of Supplies items list item number, item purchased; date of requisition, order or payment; office number when item requisitioned, order number, amount of addition to or deduction from cost, and payee.
Entries for contract encumbrances for direct and loan items incluade item number, date of contract certification, name of surety, amount of surety, date of contract, amount of contract, name of contractor, reason for contract, and date and amount of payments.
Entries for contract encumbrances for Department of Supplies items include item number, date of contract, amount of contract, name of contractor, reason for contract, period of contract, schedule reference; date, office and division numbers, amount and date payments, and balance in case of use of order or requisition number.
Entries for contract encumbrances for Purchasing Agent items list item number, date and amount of contract, contractor's name and address, item contracted for, period and schedule of contract, requisition date, number of office and division requesting requisition, number and date of order, estimated amount of order adjustments, amount paid.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.37 Nursing Department, Annual Report
1960
1 volume
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
80-101.38 Interns and Residents. Files
,
Awaiting processing.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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