Variola Hospital ledger
Collection number: ahc.MSS797f
Scope and Content
This collection consists of one ledger containing records on the patients of a smallpox hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The records list dates the patients entered the hospital, their name, the type of smallpox they had contracted, notes about quarantine or treatment, and the date of discharge or death. In addition, the ledger lists employees who became patients, recording the same information collected about regular patient's in addition to their occupation at the hospital before contracting the disease. The last page of the ledger contains a count of the total number of patients, including patients treated at a separate smallpox hospital near Walnut Street.
- Stockdell, J. S. (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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In the last decade of the 19th century there were three smallpox quarantine locations in Atlanta, Georgia. There were two houses located near Walnut Street and Ella Street, and there was a hospital whose patients were treated by Dr. J. S. Stockdell. The address of this hospital, where the ledger was created, is unknown. Additional historic information has not been determined.
This collection was processed in 2018.
- Variola hospital ledger
- Kristi Ford
- June 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.