Long Island State Hospitals

Long Island State Hospitals

Author: Joseph M. Galante

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Published: 2019

Total Pages: 128

ISBN-13: 1467103586

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In the fall of 1885, the City of New York transferred 55 men and women living at the Kings County Asylum to the new St. Johnland farm colony "to promote rational outdoor living, exercise, and occupation." In 1887, just a few miles away at Central Islip, another City of New York farm colony was established for the chronically mentally ill. Founded on the principles of moral therapy, the farm colonies provided treatment, recreation, religious services, and hope towards integration back into society for patients. In 1931, Pilgrim State was constructed as a final solution to address the growing needs of Long Island's state hospital system. By 1955, more than 32,000 individuals were receiving board and care at the three facilities. This publication illustrates the legacy of humility, beneficence, and devotion to the mentally ill for over 111 years of the Long Island State Hospitals' joint operations through photographs appearing courtesy of a private collection.


Long Island State Hospitals

Long Island State Hospitals

Author: Joseph M Galante

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

Published: 2019-09-09

Total Pages: 130

ISBN-13: 9781540240330

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In the fall of 1885, the City of New York transferred 55 men and women living at the Kings County Asylum to the new St. Johnland farm colony "to promote rational outdoor living, exercise, and occupation." In 1887, just a few miles away at Central Islip, another City of New York farm colony was established for the chronically mentally ill. Founded on the principles of moral therapy, the farm colonies provided treatment, recreation, religious services, and hope towards integration back into society for patients. In 1931, Pilgrim State was constructed as a final solution to address the growing needs of Long Island's state hospital system. By 1955, more than 32,000 individuals were receiving board and care at the three facilities. This publication illustrates the legacy of humility, beneficence, and devotion to the mentally ill for over 111 years of the Long Island State Hospitals' joint operations through photographs appearing courtesy of a private collection.


The State Hospital Quarterly

The State Hospital Quarterly

Author: New York (State). State Hospitals Commission

Publisher:

Published: 1915

Total Pages: 822

ISBN-13:

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A service journal containing minutes of the conferences of the Commission with the officials of state hospitals, statistical data, announcements etc.


Abandoned NYC

Abandoned NYC

Author: Will Ellis

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

Published: 2015-02-28

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780764347610

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From Manhattan and Brooklyn's trendiest neighbourhoods to the far-flung edges of the outer boroughs, Ellis captures the lost and lonely corners of New York. Step inside the New York you never knew, with 200 eerie images of urban decay


Kings Park Psychiatric Center: a Journey Through History

Kings Park Psychiatric Center: a Journey Through History

Author: Jason Medina

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Published: 2018-03-27

Total Pages: 1073

ISBN-13: 1543483577

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This book is the definitive history of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center, which at one time, was the largest state hospital in New York. Located on Long Island, it occupied nearly 873 acres of land and was in operation from 1885 to 1996. At its prime, it housed up to ten thousand patients. Today, much of its former land belongs to the Nissequogue River State Park, but its many abandoned hospital buildings have become a magnet for urban explorers, ghost hunters, and scavengers.