The New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica: A History of Old Main Dennis Webster

The New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica: A History of Old Main

Author: Dennis Webster
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Book Title
The New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica: A History of Old Main
Author
Dennis Webster
ISBN
9781467148429
Known as Old Main, the New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica opened in 1843 as the first institution of its kind to treat madness as a medical illness, not a curse. A series of groundbreaking administrators sought to save mentally ill New Yorkers from lives of confinement in sordid conditions and create a safe haven. A sense of normalcy was established for patients through Old Main's Asylum Band, the Opal monthly publication and other arts programs. The infamous Utica Crib was invented at the asylum, and visitors from around the world sought to tour the facility and its utopian structure. Though closed in 1978, Old Main was placed in the National Register of Historic Places, and its iconic columns still mesmerize the public today. Author Dennis Webster charts the history of the New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Dennis WebsterPublisher: History PressPublished: 07/26/2021ISBN: 9781467148429Pages: 176Weight: 0.84lbsSize: 9.01h x 6.10w x 0.42d
Known as Old Main, the New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica opened in 1843 as the first institution of its kind to treat madness as a medical illness, not a curse. A series of groundbreaking administrators sought to save mentally ill New Yorkers from lives of confinement in sordid conditions and create a safe haven. A sense of normalcy was established for patients through Old Main's Asylum Band, the Opal monthly publication and other arts programs. The infamous Utica Crib was invented at the asylum, and visitors from around the world sought to tour the facility and its utopian structure. Though closed in 1978, Old Main was placed in the National Register of Historic Places, and its iconic columns still mesmerize the public today. Author Dennis Webster charts the history of the New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Dennis Webster
Publisher: History Press
Published: 07/26/2021
ISBN: 9781467148429
Pages: 176
Weight: 0.84lbs
Size: 9.01h x 6.10w x 0.42d
Known as Old Main, the New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica opened in 1843 as the first institution of its kind to treat madness as a medical illness, not a curse. A series of groundbreaking administrators sought to save mentally ill New Yorkers from lives of confinement in sordid conditions and create a safe haven. A sense of normalcy was established for patients through Old Main's Asylum Band, the Opal monthly publication and other arts programs. The infamous Utica Crib was invented at the asylum, and visitors from around the world sought to tour the facility and its utopian structure. Though closed in 1978, Old Main was placed in the National Register of Historic Places, and its iconic columns still mesmerize the public today. Author Dennis Webster charts the history of the New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Dennis Webster
Publisher: History Press
Published: 07/26/2021
ISBN: 9781467148429
Pages: 176
Weight: 0.84lbs
Size: 9.01h x 6.10w x 0.42d