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Item consists of a bound "Admission register" from Indian Health Services, Dept. of National Health and Welfare that was used at the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital. The register is a ledger with the following fields to be completed for each patient admission: hospital register no., key index number, whether admission or re-admission, patient name, postal address, agency, band, birth year, age, sex, religion, tuberbulous or not, dates of admission and discharge, total days of treatment, result, and remarks. Not all fields in the register were completed for every patient. The handwritten entries in the "key index number" field of the ledger usually contains either a number or one of the following notations: D.V.A. [Dept. of Veterans Affairs], Indian, Staff, R.C.A.F., Eskimo. Other entries for this ledger field include but are not limited to: Imperial Oil, Red Cross, civilian, Dept. National H&W, N.W.T., D.O.A., O.T., O.P., outpatient, D.V.A.M., White, Hobbema staff. In a few instances the postal address recorded for a patient is a residential school. The "remarks" field of the ledger frequently contains one of the following entries: X-ray, X-ray (P.O.W.), X-ray & exam, pneumothorax, pneumo, PNX. Other occasional entries in the "remarks" field include but are not limited to: fluoroscope, sed rate, checkup, PNP, dentist, rash.
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The register includes patients who were
born in 1951, and therefore it is unlikely this register can be made public before 2061.
Copyright belongs to the Crown. Credit the Library and Archives of Canada.
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