Medical Board of The Mount Sinai Hospital minutes

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US AA097.S005.SS005

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Medical Board of The Mount Sinai Hospital minutes

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  • January 1872-March 1985 (Creation)

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20 volumes (45.5 inches)|26 boxes (182 inches)

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(1872-)

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The Medical Board of The Mount Sinai Hospital was formed in January, 1872 at a meeting at Willard Parker's house. Dr. Parker was a Consulting Surgeon to the Hospital. He and other members of the Medical Staff met to discuss Hospital affairs, as Mount Sinai was moving to new, larger quarters at Lexington Avenue and 66th Street soon. The resolution that they passed at this meeting stated: "That the Board of Directors be notified that the Medical Staff of The Mount Sinai Hospital have organized for the consideration of all matters appertaining to the Medical Management of the Hospital." At their first meeting, the Medical Board developed the plan that led, after the Directors' approval, to the creation of the House Staff.

Standing committees were soon formed, including one on examinations for prospective house staff members, a Dispensary Committe, a Conference Committee to confer with the Board of Directors, a School of Nursing Committee, and an executive committee on medial matters pertaining to the Hospital. Many other committees formed over the years, only to disband as their usefulness waned. Indeed, a study of the committees and subcommitees over the years would provide a summary of the history of the medical administration of the institution.

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The minutes are complete from 1872. Beginning in 1967, agenda and accompanying material are also available. These are the minutes of the full Medical Board, as well as the Executive Committee.

Volume 1 includes correspondence, lists of staff, manuals, etc. There is a gap from 11/1873-6/1874, but no pages are missing. There are no minutes for 1913-1918. Later Medical Board minutes for 1987 on are contained in the Medical Board Agenda series.

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This material may be closed for a minimum of 25 years from creation, depending on their content. Please contact the Archives (MSArchives@mssm.edu) for additional information.

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  • English

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AA.000273

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882088712

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