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Patients in Melbourne Hospital 1855-1909 (GSV)

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Product Description

Format: USB Memory Stick
Author: GSV
ISBN: 978094967201
Year of publication: 2016


This USB memory stick contains an index of 87,298 names of patients who were in the Melbourne Hospital (now The Royal Melbourne Hospital) Ward Books which could be called “Case Histories”. An estimated 2,000 Ward Books are extant but many more have disappeared.  824 Ward Books covering the period 1855–1909 have been indexed for this product, which include the Books indexed in the earlier edition. These books are held at the Public Records Office Victoria (PROV).  Every indexed name is hyperlinked to a set of details extracted from that patient’s medical record in the Ward Book.

These details contain the patient’s name, age, and admission date together with some or all of the following: the patient’s biography; birth place; the ship on which the person travelled to Australia and its arrival date; whether married, widowed or single; occupation; religion; residence and the result of treatment. Each set of details includes the full reference to the relevant Ward Book’s location at PROV.

The index is extensive with only the patient’s disease or complaint omitted in accordance with an agreement between the GSV and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. A patient’s disease or complaint can be ascertained by personally viewing the Book at PROV, or by using a Search Agent—See PROV Guide 15 at https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/private-search-agents

The index is provided on a USB memory stick and may be used on a PC or Mac with a USB socket. A PC must have  Adobe Reader (Free to download) or Adobe Acrobat installed. A Mac must have  Adobe Reader (Free to download) or Adobe Acrobat installed – the Mac default program Preview will not work properly with this index.


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