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Medical records for Australia include hospital and asylum records, infectious disease registers, and annual alphabetical lists of invalids. Of particular genealogical value are the registers of hospitals and asylums. These registers usually include the patient’s name, sex, age, marital condition, residence, occupation, and religion. Other details may be listed, such as the patient’s admission and discharge dates, cause for admission, death date (if the patient died while in the hospital or asylum), place of origin, ship and port of arrival, and miscellaneous remarks. Some medical records have been indexed.

The following source provides information about hospital and asylum records in Australia and where they are deposited:

Vine Hall, Nick. Tracing Your Family History in Australia: a guide to sources'. 2nd ed.  Albert Park, Victoria, Australia: North Vine Hall, 1994. (Family History Library book number 994 D23v.)

The Family History Library has collected some medical records and indexes to medical records, including those for hospitals and asylums. These records are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

Indexes, where available, are listed by Place Search in the FamilySearch Catalog under:


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