[Rules and Regulations, no date, for General Hospital #27]
Genl Hospl No. 27
1st It shall be required of all patients entering this Hospital that they be thoroughly washed and their clothing changed if practicable.
2nd It shall be he duty of all patients to be at their beds in the morning at 9 o'clock and in the evening at 5 o'clock when the Surgeon will visit and prescribe for them and at such other times as the cases under treatment may require.
3rd It shall be the duty of the Ward Master to see that the nurses administer the medicines at the times directed, that the beds are neatly spread & the wards are swept daily before 7 o'clock AM and if necessary at 3 o'clock PM.
4th The floors must be washed out with soap & water every Saturday morning and at such other times with water alone as may be deemed necessary, spittoons cleaned every morning.
5th The bed clothing must be changed every Sunday morning before 8 o'clock and oftener if required. No one will be allowed to lie on the beds with shoes on those unoccupied.
6th Patients confined to bed must be served with meals half an hour before the convalescents are served at table. Hours Breakfast 8 o'clock , Dinner 1 o'clock , Supper 6 o'clock .
The Surgeon in Charge is almost constantly present and gives his personal attention to the execution of the written rules and such other as he may think proper at the time.
Jesse P. Hope
Assistant Surgeon in Charge