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Pilgrim State Hospital. Abandoned Asylum. Love the sign above the doorway.

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mental hospital nurses 1936 Absolutely fascinating article if you click through to the website printed in a 1930's LIFE magazine

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from TIME.com

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Pilgrim State Hospital | Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938 | LIFE.com

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from TIME.com

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Pilgrim State Hospital | Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938 | LIFE.com

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Pilgrim State Hospital - "originally designed to house 12,500 patients on 1900 acres of land" - constructed from 1930-1941 in Brentwood, New York, USA. " . . . holds the record of being the largest psychiatric hospital in the world" when population peaked at 16,000.

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Pilgrim State Hospital - Abandoned Photography at Opacity

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It's Pilgrim State Hospital.. it's an abandoned mental hospital on Long Island.

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from TIME.com

The TIME Vault: January 6, 1986

Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY, 1938. A mental patient strapped into a continuous-flow tub. This method was used to calm down the patient. Their bodies were greased, which enabled them to remain in the tub for hours and gradually fall asleep.

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before the "major tranquilizers" -- Patient in a continuous bath at Pilgrim State Hospital, 1936 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Pilgrim State Hospital- numbered straight jackets. Heartbreaking.

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