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Dr. Margaret H. Smyth. Born 1873, appointed Surgeon & Physician at the Stockton State Mental Asylum in 1900. Appointed Superintendent in 1929, the first woman to head a State Hospital for the mentally ill. A "tireless proponent of the eugenic virtues of sterilization," she made it a precondition for patient release. On the other hand, she was also the first to use insulin shots and to outlaw the terms "insane" and "asylum."

Dr. Margaret H. Smyth. Born 1873, appointed Surgeon & Physician at the Stockton State Mental Asylum in 1900. Appointed Superintendent in 1929, the first woman to head a State Hospital for the mentally ill. A "tireless proponent of the eugenic virtues of sterilization," she made it a precondition for patient release. On the other hand, she was also the first to use insulin shots and to outlaw the terms "insane" and "asylum."

The Sedlec Ossuary  In the small town of Sedlec in the Czech republic is something truely extraordinary. A Roman Catholic chapel profusely decorated with the skeletal remains of the dead. 40,000 skeletons were used in the decoration of the chapel, with the bones forming up chandeliers, coats of arms, and other accents to the gothic interior. The story of the Sedlec ossuary starts in 1278, when a certain Henry, Abbot of the Cistercian monastary at Sedlec, made a pilgrimage to the holy land…

The Sedlec Ossuary In the small town of Sedlec in the Czech republic is something truely extraordinary. A Roman Catholic chapel profusely decorated with the skeletal remains of the dead. 40,000 skeletons were used in the decoration of the chapel, with the bones forming up chandeliers, coats of arms, and other accents to the gothic interior. The story of the Sedlec ossuary starts in 1278, when a certain Henry, Abbot of the Cistercian monastary at Sedlec, made a pilgrimage to the holy land…

Central State Hospital: Under Dr. Thomas A. Green, 1845 to 1879, care of patients was based on the "institution as family". This modeled hospitals to resemble an extended family. Green ate with staff and patients daily and abolished chain and rope restraints. As time would tell, it became overpopulated and rumors of abuse were noted. It closed in 2010.

Central State Hospital: Under Dr. Thomas A. Green, 1845 to 1879, care of patients was based on the "institution as family". This modeled hospitals to resemble an extended family. Green ate with staff and patients daily and abolished chain and rope restraints. As time would tell, it became overpopulated and rumors of abuse were noted. It closed in 2010.

Glenn Dale Maryland 8-28-13

Glenn Dale Maryland 8-28-13

Lyman reform school, MA

Lyman reform school, MA

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