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Identifier: cu31924012458083
Title: The institutional care of the insane in the United States and Canada
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Hurd, Henry M. (Henry Mills), 1843-1927 Drewry, William Francis, 1860- Dewey, Richard, 1845-1933 Pilgrim, Charles Winfield, 1855- Blumer, George Alder, 1857- Burgess, Thomas Joseph Workman, 1849-
Subjects: Psychiatric hospitals Psychiatric hospitals
Publisher: Baltimore, Md., Johns Hopkins Press
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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sylum and that no attendant is allowed to put the smallest restraint upon apatient without the direction of the supervisor, who enters thefact in a book and reports it to the physician ; also that noperson is ever allowed to strike a patient, even in self-defence. In the first report published by the hospital (1822), Dr. Wymanspeaks of the advantage of occupation and diversion in the treat-ment of the insane, and says that the amusements provided, asdraughts, chess, backgammon, nine-pins, swinging, sawing wood,gardening, reading, writing, music, etc., divert the attention fromthe unpleasant subjects of thought and afiford exercise both orbody and mind. He further argues that regularity in meals,exercise, work and rest have a powerful effect in tranquilizingthe mind, breaking up wrong associations of ideas and inducingcorrect habits of thinking as well as acting. Outdoor exercisewas insisted upon, and in 1828 the first carriage and pair of horsesfor the use of the patients were bought.

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S; « o o H \^ < t_. a .6 H y: D J 2 < < Z < ui u O J McLEAN HOSPITAL 603 Dr. Wyman retired in 1835 and Dr. Thomas G. Lee, assistantphysician, was promoted to the office of superintendent. Dr. Leedied in October, 1836, at the age of 28, while on a visit to hisfriend. Dr. Woodward, at the newly opened Worcester Asylum.He was a man of remarkable brilliancy and lovableness, and hisone report is a unique document in its grasp of the needs of theasylum and in its moral force. So much impressed by it werethe trustees that Dr. Lees successor. Dr. Bell, was instructed bythem to carry out the rules of government and suggestions oftreatment therein outlined. During the year 1835-36, under Dr. Lees administration, thefirst piano and the first biUiard table were purchased; the generallibrary was started with 120 volumes; religious services wereintroduced; the Belknap Sewing Society for women patientswas organized, and the carpenter shop for the use of the menpatients was opened. One e


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