Today we have another prop document from H.P. Lovecraft's "Arkham Sanitarium", this time a patient clinical chart. It's based on a period chart from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, as pictured in the 1922 edition of "Modern Methods in Nursing" by Georgiana J. Sanders. Two versions are included in the PDF- the first page is customized for Arkham Sanitarium, while the second page is a generic chart usable with any other medical facility. Here's what the source looked like:
I used a Copperplate font for the Arkham Sanitarium chart for aesthetic and historical reasons. It themes well with the existing logo, and I came across a vintage (circa 1905) chart from the Louisiana State Board of Health that used it.
A few notes on filling it out. Patients under general observation were checked twice daily, in the morning and evening (hence the "M" and "E" in each column). Temperature, as in body temperature, should be self explanatory. The pulse rate for a healthy adult at rest ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute and can zoom up to 150 to 200 beats during heavy exercise. Respiration averages 12-20 breaths per minute. "Dejections" are the clinically polite way of describing bowel movements.
Just click here to download the full PDF from Google Documents.