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Insane Asylums In America

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Length: 44 pages34 minutes

Summary

Complete list of insane asylums and history in America. Before 1844, the mentally ill were stashed away in prisons and the basements of public buildings. But in the middle of the 19th century, reformers like Dorothea Dix pushed to improve the standing of those with serious mental illness, an effort that led to the construction of sprawling psychiatric hospitals.

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