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I remember, in about 1991, driving down Southampton Road in Philadelphia, after having visited my grandparents home, and spotting this bizarre Edwardian Behemoth on the side of the road. It looked like the ruin of a different epoch, and the fact that my mother referred to it as a "hospital" only confused me more. However, at the time I placed it out of my mind, but I remember being fascinated by the ruin every time we passed it. As a young adult I learned that this was the former site of, the now infamous, [[Philadelphia State Hospital]].
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I remember, in about 1991, driving down Southampton Road in Philadelphia, after having visited my grandparents home, and spotting this bizarre edwardian behemoth on the side of the road. It looked like the ruin of a different epoch, and the fact that my mother referred to it as a "hospital" only confused me more. However, at the time I placed it out of my mind, particularly as it was rarely discussed by the locals. I remember being fascinated by the ruin every time we passed it for a number of years following the first encounter. As a young adult I learned that this was the former site of, the now infamous, [[Philadelphia State Hospital]], which housed the poor and insane of old Philadelphia throughout the 20th century.
  
Prior to September of 2010 I had no knowledge of the long dubious history of psychiatry, or had even heard the term "state hospital". It seems like such a bizarre state of affairs that I devote so much of my time to these articles. Particularly as much of my formal education was  devoted to the study of Greek and Latin, and guided towards abstract religious studies. I graduated from Villanova University in the Spring of 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree, to do what with I would not be able to tell you. For a time I was a graduate student there working in peculiar academic path, one that I am sure they were just as perplexed by. Some of my papers of this period were of a mixed subject, and usually related to: Asiatic Philosophy, Eastern Christianity and Jungian Psycho-analysis.  
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Prior to September of 2010 I had no knowledge of the long dubious history of psychiatry, or had even heard the term "state hospital". It seems like such a bizarre state of affairs that I devote so much of my time to these articles. Particularly as much of my formal education was  devoted to the study of Greek and Latin, and guided towards abstract religious studies. I graduated from Villanova University in the spring of 2007 with a bachelor's degree, to do what with I would not be able to tell you. For a time I was a graduate student there working in peculiar academic path, one that I am sure they were just as perplexed by. Some of my papers of this period were of a mixed subject, and usually related to: Asiatic Philosophy, Eastern Christianity and Jungian Psycho-analysis.  
  
 
I am currently a graduate student in clinical psychology, albeit at a different university, and with the hopes of doing something marketable in the future. Also, I am currently employed on the grounds of [[Norristown State Hospital]], which presents me with some unforeseen clinical hurdles. Feel free to message me with any inquiries you might have.  
 
I am currently a graduate student in clinical psychology, albeit at a different university, and with the hopes of doing something marketable in the future. Also, I am currently employed on the grounds of [[Norristown State Hospital]], which presents me with some unforeseen clinical hurdles. Feel free to message me with any inquiries you might have.  
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Please consult the following articles I am currently working on/re-working:
 
Please consult the following articles I am currently working on/re-working:
  
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''Historical Persons''
 
*[[Thomas Scattergood]]
 
*[[Thomas Scattergood]]
 
*[[Robert H. Chase]]
 
*[[Robert H. Chase]]
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*[[Edward Hartshorne]]
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*[[John Chapin]]
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*[[Thomas Story Kirkbride]]
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*[[Benjamin Rush]]
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*[[Edward Strecker]]
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*[[Isaac Ray]]
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''Psychiatric Facilities''
 
*[[Springbank on the Wissahickon]]
 
*[[Springbank on the Wissahickon]]
*[[Edward Hartshorne]]
 
 
*[[Convalescents Retreat]]
 
*[[Convalescents Retreat]]
*[[Pre-1854 Plans]]
 
 
*[[Bethlem Royal Hospital]]
 
*[[Bethlem Royal Hospital]]
 
*[[Embreeville State Hospital]]
 
*[[Embreeville State Hospital]]
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*[[Episcopal Hospital]]
 
*[[Episcopal Hospital]]
 
*[[Burn-Brae]]
 
*[[Burn-Brae]]
*[[John Chapin]]
 
 
*[[Horsham Clinic]]
 
*[[Horsham Clinic]]
 
*[[Inwood Sanitarium]]
 
*[[Inwood Sanitarium]]
 
*[[Eagleville Sanitarium]]
 
*[[Eagleville Sanitarium]]
 
*[[Haverford State Hospital]]
 
*[[Haverford State Hospital]]
*[[Thomas Story Kirkbride]]
 
 
*[[Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital]]
 
*[[Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital]]
 
*[[Harrisburg State Hospital]]
 
*[[Harrisburg State Hospital]]
*[[American Psychiatric Association]]
 
*[[Edward Strecker]]
 
 
*[[Wood Lea Sanitarium ]]
 
*[[Wood Lea Sanitarium ]]
 
*[[Trenton State Hospital]]
 
*[[Trenton State Hospital]]
*[[Isaac Ray]]
 
 
*[[Pennhurst State School and Hospital]]
 
*[[Pennhurst State School and Hospital]]
*[[Benjamin Rush]]
 
 
*[[Hall-Mercer]]
 
*[[Hall-Mercer]]
 
*[[MCES]]
 
*[[MCES]]
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''Organizations''
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*[[American Psychiatric Association]]
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''Misc.''
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*[[Pre-1854 Plans]]

Revision as of 17:51, 7 February 2013

I remember, in about 1991, driving down Southampton Road in Philadelphia, after having visited my grandparents home, and spotting this bizarre edwardian behemoth on the side of the road. It looked like the ruin of a different epoch, and the fact that my mother referred to it as a "hospital" only confused me more. However, at the time I placed it out of my mind, particularly as it was rarely discussed by the locals. I remember being fascinated by the ruin every time we passed it for a number of years following the first encounter. As a young adult I learned that this was the former site of, the now infamous, Philadelphia State Hospital, which housed the poor and insane of old Philadelphia throughout the 20th century.

Prior to September of 2010 I had no knowledge of the long dubious history of psychiatry, or had even heard the term "state hospital". It seems like such a bizarre state of affairs that I devote so much of my time to these articles. Particularly as much of my formal education was devoted to the study of Greek and Latin, and guided towards abstract religious studies. I graduated from Villanova University in the spring of 2007 with a bachelor's degree, to do what with I would not be able to tell you. For a time I was a graduate student there working in peculiar academic path, one that I am sure they were just as perplexed by. Some of my papers of this period were of a mixed subject, and usually related to: Asiatic Philosophy, Eastern Christianity and Jungian Psycho-analysis.

I am currently a graduate student in clinical psychology, albeit at a different university, and with the hopes of doing something marketable in the future. Also, I am currently employed on the grounds of Norristown State Hospital, which presents me with some unforeseen clinical hurdles. Feel free to message me with any inquiries you might have.

Please consult the following articles I am currently working on/re-working:

Historical Persons

Psychiatric Facilities

Organizations

Misc.