Nhill Hospital Typhoid Fever Chart No. 1903, Year 1904
Bound volume of Nhill Hospital - Typhoid Fever Charts. Each page comprises on patient's chart, recording: Name, Age; Total of Baths; Result (Cured or Died); Day of Disease [the date); Cent./Fahr. (Centigrade and Fahrenheit temperature for each chart point); M.E (Morning and Evening); Pulse, Resp.; Urine O2; Reaction; Sp: Gr:; Albumen, Sugar; Pus; Bowels; Vidal's Reaction; Baths.
TheTyphoid Chart's points, which record the patient's fluctuating temperature, are graphed in black ink, with the bath temperatures and duraiton marked in red ink. The doctor or nurse also recorded on the chart under each date the food consumed by the patient as well as their changing physical symptoms. This volume which includes both male and female patients covers the period from 4 April 1904 to 30 March 1905. The volume could well have been the last in a sequence of volumes recording the charts of both male and female patients. The volume has a handwritten index on the inside of the front cover, recording the patient's name and page number.
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dates ▫ by hand on label, '1903' and '1904'
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