Willard Asylum for the Insane - Ovid, NY - offically opened in October 1869. By 1877, Willard was the largest asylum in the United States with 1500 patients. In 1890, its name had changed from Willard Asylum for the Insane to Willard State Hosptial. Nearly 55,000 patients were admitted to Willard before it finally closed in 1995 with a peak population of 4,076 in 1955.
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