Public Record Office Victoria holds extensive records from many of the institutions which have provided some form of care or control over people with a mental illness and people with an intellectual disability. Most of these records are clinical records, documenting the treatment of individuals admitted to mental institutions. Although the alphabetical listings of patients and the indexes to patients (register) can be viewed online most of the case books about individual patients are not view-able online. If the case book you’re looking for is not online yet note down the name, the institution and their admission date from the indexes, then order the case books. The case books are notes about the patient and they’re sorted by location and date of admission. Once you’ve ordered the case book you can then view the patient details in the relevant reading room.
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