Asylums & Sanatoriums
Walter Freeman, inventor of the lobotomy--Even after his medical license was revoked for killing a patient with his technique, he would travel the country in his “Lobotomobile” to service the needy and the isolated. He performed 3,439 lobotomies during his career, though the psychological and physical damage caused by his practice of psychiatry is unquantifiable
10 Unabashed Quacks in Medical History - Listverse
The "Body Chute" --- Used to remove dead bodies in secret at Waverly Hills Sanitorium. [me: I have NO idea why people go and get all creeped out by shit like this + then go home and eat a steak. This is nothing more than another form of meat chute. If you're afraid of one and not the other, I think you're a hypocrite.]
The "Body Chute" - Used to remove dead bodies in secret at Waverly Hills Sanitorium
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston Hospital) - Weston, West Virginia The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum has seen a long history and some of it not so pleasant. Some people who have visited the hospital claim that there are patients who have never left. Read the full story>>
Fairfield Hills State Hospital, CT - the hospital opened its doors in 1933 and housed over 4,000 patients. Its doors closed in 1995. About twenty buildings fill the grounds of the former asylum, all with the classic asylum appearance and tunnels that run underground. The buildings are closed, but there are hiking trails in the area. Inside the windows, equipment, furniture and papers can be seen. It's as if everyone decided at once to simply up and leave. Unusual cold spots have been reported.
The Willard Psychiatric Centre, New York. Abandoned 1995. Hundreds of suitcases were found in an attic, untouched since their owners packed them before being institutionalised decades earlier. Their stories make fascinating reading. REPINNING this due to so much interest and pinning info for the book 'The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hosp. Attic'. It can be found on Amazon.com
The Willard Psychiatric Centre, New York. Abandoned 1995. Hundreds of suitcases were found in an attic, untouched since their owners packed them before being institutionalised decades earlier. Their stories make fascinating reading.
Abandoned Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville, KY
Trenton State Hospital, New Jersey...the first asylum constructed according to the Kirkbride Plan, it was also the first erected due to the advocacy of Dorothea Dix. The main building was designed by John Notman, and completed in 1848