before the "major tranquilizers" -- Patient in a continuous bath at Pilgrim State Hospital, 1936 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

before the "major tranquilizers" -- Patient in a continuous bath at Pilgrim State Hospital, 1936 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

mental hospital nurses 1936  Absolutely fascinating article if you click through to the website printed in a 1930's LIFE magazine

mental hospital nurses 1936 Absolutely fascinating article if you click through to the website printed in a 1930's LIFE magazine

Pilgrim State Hospital - "originally designed to house 12,500 patients on 1900 acres of land" - constructed from 1930-1941 in Brentwood, New York, USA.  " . . . holds the record of being the largest psychiatric hospital in the world" when population peaked at 16,000.

Pilgrim State Hospital - "originally designed to house 12,500 patients on 1900 acres of land" - constructed from 1930-1941 in Brentwood, New York, USA. " . . . holds the record of being the largest psychiatric hospital in the world" when population peaked at 16,000.

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