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Philadelphia General Hospital Training School for Nurses duty registers, 1901 November 12-1903 March 23

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Scope and Contents note

From the Collection: This collection of duty registers of the Training School for Nurses of the Philadelphia General Hospital consists of fifteen bound volumes dating from 1885 to 1911. The volumes contain information about the daily staffing of nurses in the different wards of the Philadelphia General Hospital; these records provide insight into the management of the hospital and the lives of the nurses who worked there. Each page of each volume contains the schedule for one day at the hospital. Included are spaces for recording the names of the nurses on day duty and night duty in each ward of the hospital (Men's Surgical, Women's Surgical, Men's Medical, Women's Medical, Men's Nervous, Women's Nervous, Obstetrical, Pavilions, etc.). Also included are records of the nurses who were absent or ill. The nurse serving as night superintendent frequently wrote brief notes reporting on the conduct of the nurses, the number of patients admitted or transferred, the number of births, and the number of deaths in each ward.


  • 1901 November 12-1903 March 23

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 15.0 Volumes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States