|2:21:49 PM - Mon, Apr 8th 2013
|Does anyone know where one could obtain medical records or patient information from the 1950 (?). My mother was a patient @ the hospital around 1950 - 1953. My mother is now deceased. My family never explained anything about her stay @ the hospital. That type of thing was not discussed back in the day. The way I understand it is it was a private asylum and my grandfather paid for my mother's stay. My mother had a severe nervous breakdown, actually had a lobotomy, then stayed @ this asylum for 3 years, then transferred to the hospital on Arsenal St. for another 3 - 4 years. She eventually got out of the hospital, went on the have two children, but was never quite mentally "all there" for the remainder of her life.
The most ironic thing is that she moved into the St. Vincent's Hospital after it was renovated into apts. years later. She never mentioned or talked about being a patient at the location years earlier. Any information would be so appreciated.