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By Katherine Ziff, Samuel T Gladding

ISBN-10: 0821419730

ISBN-13: 9780821419731

ISBN-10: 0821444263

ISBN-13: 9780821444269

Asylum at the Hill is the tale of a very good American scan in psychiatry, a revolution in take care of people with psychological disorder, as noticeable during the instance of the Athens Lunatic Asylum. inbuilt Southeast Ohio after the Civil struggle, the asylum embodied the nineteenth-century “gold usual” requirements of ethical therapy. tales of sufferers and their households, politicians, caregivers, and neighborhood illustrate how a village within the coalfields of the Hocking River Valley answered to a countrywide impulse to supply compassionate care in response to a healing panorama, publicity to the humanities, open air workout, precious career, and private cognizance from a doctor. even though finally doomed through overcrowding and overshadowed via the increase of recent types of psychiatry, for 20 years the healing neighborhood at Athens pursued ethical remedy remedy with strength and optimism. Ziff’s clean presentation of America’s nineteenth-century asylum circulation exhibits how the Athens Lunatic Asylum accommodated political, monetary, group, kinfolk, and person wishes and left an architectural legacy that has been uniquely renovated and repurposed. 

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He refuses to speak. He writes in German. The duration is unknown. The patient is free from infectious disease and vermin. ”38 Although the Civil War produced presidents and community leaders, the massive trauma endured by the nation inevitably exhibited itself in the lives of the war’s survivors. The weaponry used in the Civil War introduced a new and higher level of lethality, with the rifled musket and minié ball expanding the killing range of the infantry soldier from fifty to a hundred yards to five hundred yards.

Courtesy of the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, Ohio University Libraries. ” In July 1874, his condition was much the same. 21 Among the first patients admitted to the asylum at Athens were four women from the Ross County Home: Female Patients 3, 4, 5, and 6. Their cases for insanity, brought before the probate court in Chillicothe on the afternoon of January 16, 1874, had been prepared that morning by the physician attending the county home. The court determined that the women were unable to attend the probate hearing in the judge’s chambers, and they “Each Admission Represented a Poor, Helpless, Hopeless Sufferer” 33 were represented, with no other witnesses, by the physician attending the county home.

18 the moral treatment exper iment Another tramp, born in Germany, was one of the asylum’s earliest patients. Dr. B. Raymond wrote of the wretched condition in which Male Patient 319 was found: “The history of his case is as follows: He was found some years ago walking the road back and forward. People in the neighborhood became affright of him. He was taken up, found in a starving condition. He refuses to speak. He writes in German. The duration is unknown. The patient is free from infectious disease and vermin.

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