Making fit: conserving unfit patient registers held at London Metropolitan Archives


  • London Metropolitan Archives

Project summary

This project was to preserve and conserve 31 unfit patient registers, from 1725 to1948, at the London Metropolitan Archives. The registers are a mixture of admission and discharge registers, inpatient registers, creed registers and registers of deaths. All the registers contain names of patients and the dates they were admitted and discharged or died. Most contain additional information, such as age, address, marital status and creed. Twenty also include information about the conditions for which the patients were admitted, and in one case, their diet. The project ensured previously inaccessible sources were made available to researchers.