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Patient list of the Fall River Hospital

Identifier: MSS 6/004

Scope and Contents

Number of cases / variables--7 case variables:; name of variable--patient name, date of admission, person responsible, weekly charge, date of discharge, amount due, remarks on the case.

Monthly records kept by matron for patients admitted to Fall River Hospital, 1898 Nov. 15-[1900] Oct. 30. Many patients were charity cases. Records of outpatient service included. Includes undated report concerning advisability of retaining a lawyer to collect accounts and procedures for handling cases of patient debt and printed copy of the 1898 by-laws of the Woman’s Board of Fall River Hospital, describing powers and duties, hospital regulations, and house rules.


  • 1898 - 1900


Biographical / Historical

Fall River Hospital, a small private hospital in Fall River, Mass., was incorporated in 1885 and first opened to patients in 1888. A training school for nurses was also opened in 1888. In 1888, the hospital trustees placed the management of the facility under the direction of a Woman's Board which set the terms for admission and discharge of patients. The Executive Committee of the Woman's Board supervised all internal hospital arrangements, supplies and purchases, and the nursing school. In October 1900, Fall River Hospital either closed and sold its facility to the newly-incorporated Union Hospital or was subsumed under the Union Hospital.


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

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Philadelphia PA 19103 United States