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Armand Auclerc Weston State Hospital, formerly the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston, West Virginia (1864-1994)

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Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry- 25 Spookiest Places Around the World

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Six Abandoned Asylums with Genuinely Chilling Backstories

Cotton began to suspect that all mental illness was caused by bodily infections, and that the only way to cure the patient was to remove the offending infection. In 1917, he began removing his patients' teeth, even in cases where X-Rays showed no evidence of infection. He soon moved on to other body parts: gall bladder, stomachs, ovaries, testicles, tracts of colon, uteruses.