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The Marlboro State Psychiatric Hospital was opened in 1931 in Marlboro, New jersey. 1979, 131 patients fell ill due to food poisoning. 4 of those patients died. One woman, who escaped unnoticed for 48 hours froze to death nearby. And, one man was kept tied to his bed for 80 hours over the span of 5 days and died from blood clots due to the tight restraints. Over 940 patients died the graves marked with numbers, not names.
I think this photo was post-mortem. Her hand at the neckline of her dress doesn't seem to be in a natural position, and her eyes seem distant. The hand on the stool could well have been used to help prop her up. Her hair gives an appearance of having been neglected, perhaps due to illness.
The uniform of Army Combat Nurse Phyllis (Wollenberg) Mirfield.She completed her nurse training at Fort Devens in 1944 and was deployed to Europe with the 85th Field Hospital.She followed the troops and attended to their wounds in France,Beligum,Germany. She was awarded the European Campaign Medal with two battle stars. After the war, Phyllis was a nurse for the Carlisle School District and the Emerson Hospital in Concord, MASS ~
Per the Pennsylvania Civil War 150 facebook page: This photo, from the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, shows Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran.