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Dunham Hospital Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WC-DH-2014

Scope and Content

The Cincinnati Branch Tuberculosis Hospital (also known as Dunham Hospital) collection occupies nearly 5 linear feet and consist of 21 ledgers of varying sizes, 5 of which are small enough to be stored in an archival box. The subject matter of the collection ranges from patient and death registers to budget estimates, undertaker receipts, and smallpox and pneumonia records. The collection spans the years 1882 to 1946, with the bulk of the material dating from 1900 to 1915.

Dates

  • 1882-1946
  • Majority of material found within 1900-1915

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

Because this collection contains personally identifying health information, its use is restricted according to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Please call the Winkler Center for more information.

Restrictions on Use

Because this collection contains personally identifying health information, its use is restricted according to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Please call the Winkler Center for more information.

History of Cincinnati Branch Tuberculosis (Dunham) Hospital

The Cincinnati Branch Hospital for Contagious Diseases was opened in 1879. Fifteen tuberculosis patients at Cincinnati General Hospital (now University of Cincinnati Medical Center) were transferred to the new Branch Hospital. In 1912, the Branch Hospital was separated from Cincinnati General Hospital and became the Cincinnati Tubercular Hospital. In 1927, Hamilton County took over operation of the hospital. In 1945, the complex was renamed Dunham Hospital in honor of Dr. Henry Kennon Dunham. Due to a decline in patients and public need, Dunham Hospital closed in 1971.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Overview

A collection of ledgers from the Cincinnati Branch Tuberculosis (Dunham) Hospital

Statement of Arrangement

Ledgers of similar subject matter are stored in chronological order wherever possible. Previously used call numbers for the collection are documented in this EAD, but are not followed as far as shelf order.

Physical Location

Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions

Other Finding Aid

Oregon State Tuberculosis Hospital Collection, Accession Number 2000-001, Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives

Northern Ohio Lung Association Records, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

Related Material

University of Cincinnati Medical Center Patient and Operating Records Collection, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Piece 278 - Necropsy Record Book Cincinnati TB Sanitorium 7/1/1926-9/25/1942
Title
Guide to the Dunham Hospital Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Veronica Buchanan
Date
2016
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions Repository

Contact:
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0574
513-558-5120