Hospital Reports is a 112-volume set of official reports from psychiatric hospitals in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and South Africa, covering a period from roughly 1830 to 1896. Forty-one U.S. states and five Canadian provinces are represented.
These reports were collected by the Connecticut Hospital for the Insane in Middletown (currently the Connecticut Valley Hospital, then and now an official state agency), and given to the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. The set mainly comprises annual or biennial reports of psychiatric hospitals, and also includes several short monographs from the period which address the condition of asylums and the treatment of the mentally ill.
Since reports from many different institutions are bound together into annual volumes, the Connecticut State Library compiled this three-part Index to Hospital Reports to assist in locating reports from specific hospitals within the yearly compilations. The parts are 1) Arranged by place and name, 2) Arranged by Catalog entry, and 3) Tables of Contents.