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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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Central State Hospital, originally named Georgia Lunatic Asylum (openned 1842, abandoned 1974) - Milledgeville, Georgia, USA

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Nurse at Pilgrim State Hospital in Long Island in 1936 ~ Photography by Alfred Eisenstaedt for LIFE Magazine / Opacity

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from TIME.com

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Pilgrim State Hospital | Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938 | LIFE.com

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Pilgrim State - The autopsy room, the table is on the left. Notice the top left freezer bay, it seems that the wall extention was built afterwards and they cut into the metal, disabling the use of that slot.

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