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A Psychiatric Milestone

Bloomingdale Hospital Centenary, 1821-1921

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,736 / 138 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.9
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 594
Added to site: 2005.03.16
mnybks.net#: 10019
Genre: Science
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e a special study of the care and cure of mental affections, presented a communication to the Governors in which he advocated a change in the medical treatment, and in particular the adoption of the so-called moral management similar to that pursued by the Tukes at The Retreat, in Yorkshire, England. This memorable communication was printed by the Governors, and constitutes one of the first of the systematic attempts made in the United States to put this important medical subject on a humane and scientific basis. To carry out his plan, Mr. Eddy urged the purchase of a large tract of land near the city and the erection of suitable buildings. He ventured the moderate estimate that the population of the city, then about 110,000, might be doubled by 1836, and quadrupled by 1856. In fact, it was more than doubled in those first twenty years, and sextupled in the second twenty. He was justified, therefore, in believing that the hospital site on lower Broadway would soon be surrounded by a dense population, and quit

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