Psychiatric ward O.B. #usa
I wanted to know what kind of ward O.B. might be. Some respondents to my query thought that it might mean. Obstetrics. I don't think so.
This is the information I have:
My paternal grandmother died in Manhattan State Hospital in 1952. She was on a ward called O.B. She was admitted in 1942 at age 54. My father's only sibling, his sister, died at age 4 1/2 in 1929 from pneumonia. My grandmother suffered from depression because of her beloved daughter's death.
I thought that maybe O.B. could tell me something about why she was admitted to Manhattan State Hospital.
One can write for records, but the Hospital requires proof of relationship and a doctor's note stating why you need the patient's records.
Thanks to anyone who can help.
East Meadow, New York