#TBT #StElizabethsHospital

Sorry for missing a few posts, this Throwbacker was on vacation!  But this week we return with this little gem…

Nurses look on as patients are swaddled in heavy blankets as a part of their "hydrotherapy treatment".

Nurses look on as patients are swaddled in heavy blankets as a part of their “hydrotherapy treatment”.

Here is a picture of “hydrotherapy” administered to the patients at St Elizabeth’s Hosptial, “the nation’s first federally operated hospital for the treatment of people with mental illnesses”. (McMillen & Kane, 2010)

 

References:

McMillen, F. M. & Kane, J. S. (2010). Institutional memory: The records of St. Elizabeths Hospital at the National Archives. Prologue Magazine, 42(2). Retrieved from http://www.archives.gov/

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One Response to #TBT #StElizabethsHospital

  1. Renee says:

    Just FYI, there was a kickstarter to fund a movie about Saint Elizabeth’s and the people that were patients there. It is fully funded, but you can find more out about it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joyhaynes/saint-elizabeths-hospital-voices-from-within?ref=nav_search

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