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Pathology - Photo of the Abandoned Pilgrim State Hospital

Pathology - Photo of the Abandoned Pilgrim State Hospital

The History of the Mayflower Ship – History of Massachusetts Blog

The History of the Mayflower Ship

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

Not originally published in LIFE. Pilgrim State (Psychiatric) Hospital, Brentwood, NY, Scary and imposing.

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

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Not published in LIFE. Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY, Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY - The best known controversy about this surrounded the case of Beulah Jones, a patient there between 1952 and 1972 who received both such treatments and was left seriously impaired. However, Pilgrim State Hospital and the other state hospitals began to decline shortly afterwards with the advent of pharmaceutical alternatives to institutionalization.

Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY - The best known controversy about this surrounded the case of Beulah Jones, a patient there between 1952 and 1972 who received both such treatments and was left seriously impaired. However, Pilgrim State Hospital and the other state hospitals began to decline shortly afterwards with the advent of pharmaceutical alternatives to institutionalization.

Egress Please Photograph by Joseph Vigilis

Egress Please

Egress Please Photograph by Joseph Vigilis

Egress Please Photograph by Joseph Vigilis

Egress Please

Egress Please Photograph by Joseph Vigilis

<b>Not published in LIFE.</b> Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY, 1938.

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY - A woman in restraints

Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY - A woman in restraints

Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Pilgrim State Mental Hospital, Brentwood, NY, Alfred Eisenstaedt - right by my grandma's house!

<b>Not published in LIFE.</b> Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY, 1938.

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

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 how they treated mental illness better than electric shock so primitive. No wonder there is such a stigma in having a mental illness

Pilgrim State Hospital - Abandoned Photography at Opacity

History and photos of the abandoned Pilgrim State Hospital, in Brentwood, NY. Also known as Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, PSH

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

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938