Buildings designed to lodge and care for the sick, injured, aged, infirm, disabled or mentally disordered. Medieval hospitals housing the poor, lepers, aged and infirm are included, even if medical care was minimal.
Donna Thomas reports on the preservation prospects of this former mental hospital building in New York, designed by Isaac Perry.
History of Grand Rapids, Michigan sanitarium devoted to rectal disorders.
Railroad-oriented page features some building photos of this Long Island, New York mental hospital which has long since been closed.
Gallery of photographs of this former Connecticut mental hospital.
Online history of Fairfield State Hospital in CT with photos.
Web site dedicated to the history of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Contains patient files, and photo galleries.
Road report and review of the Glore Psychiatric Museum at the former mental hospital site. St. Joseph, Missouri.
Rootsweb page with history of Hastings Regional Center in Nebraska.
An attempt to catalog and present America's historic state hospitals (insane asylums) founded in the latter half of the 19th century.
Illustrated history of South Carolina State Hospital and the State Department of Mental Health.
Mcgill University provides a searchable database of images, a case study of the Royal Victoria Hospital, and a bibliography.
Pre-World War I postcard images of medical hospital, asylum, and sanatorium postcards in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Overview of historic Illinois state institutions for the mentally ill, developmentally disabled, and other populations.
The Australian Science Academy Project explains its creation of a museum to document the history of this 19th-century former asylum in Victoria. Includes an illustrated history by Daniel Cass.
Information on Long Island, New York state hospitals and how they were served by the Long Island Railroad.
Founded 1858 and designed by architect Isaac Perry. Now known as Binghamton State Hospital. Contains recent and vintage photos, historical info, rare documents, links, and forum.
Photo gallery of Normansfield Hospital, founded by John Langdon Down in 1868 for people with learning disabilities.
History of Northville mental hospital complex in Michigan, with many recent photos.
Gallery of modern photos.
Illustrated article about sanitarium at Gute Hill in Owosso, Michigan
Illustrated virtual tour of hospital originally designed by architect Samuel Rhoads.
Brief architectural specification page concerning mental institution in Farview, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.
Photographs of the abandoned buildings at Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center in Brentwood, New York.
Extensive site concerning the history of poorhouses.
Official page for the museum in the reconstructed Public Hospital at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia; first opened in 1773.
Article about this early mental hospital in Virginia
Genealogy-related page with image and early history of medical/spa sanitarium in Mt. Clemens near Detroit.
A "cyberspace shrine" for the abandoned Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital, Maidenhead, England.
Early history including architectural information of Borgess Hospital, founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1889.
Vintage account at a genealogy site of the early history of the Oak Grove mental hospital in Flint, Michigan.
Illustrated history of four United Kingdom hospitals.
Britain's oldest surviving operating theatre. Provides history of the museum, details of its facilities, a virtual tour and mailing list.
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