General Content

Record Group 12

Medical Board

32 boxes, 15 volumes (30 linear ft.)

Arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

The collection consists of Staff minutes (1873-1938, 1940-1991); Board correspondence (1873-1924); Executive committee minutes (1920-42, 1951-91); Medical Staff Conferences (1930-74); financial reports and audits (1960s-90s); and varied departmental committee minutes and materials, 1960s and 1970s. Includes directories of medical staff (1953-) with bio data; logs of residents and intern appointments (1890-49) and visiting staff (1939-47).

A Physician and a Surgeon were appointed in November 1863 to oversee the care of patients admitted to Rochester City Hospital. As the number of doctors from the community increased and had privileges at the hospital the Medical Staff and its Board were created in 1871. The Rochester General staff have been leaders in the local and state medical communities.