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Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum papers

 Collection
Identifier: KORN193
This collection consists of photocopies of records of the present day Eastern State Hospital. The records date from 1828 through 1872 and are arranged chronologically. They include letters to and from family members of patients, bonds, and commitment records. Also included are photocopied articles, gathered by Joan Titley Adams, former medical library director, for her articles on the instituion.

Dates

  • 1828-1872

Creator

Extent

3.25 linear feet

Biographical / Historical

Eastern State Hospital, located in Lexington, Kentucky, is the second oldest psychiatric hospital in the United States. The first patient was admitted May 1, 1824. In 1844, the institution hired its first medical superintendent, John Rowan Allen, M.D. After many name changes,the institution was renamed Eastern State Hospital and 1912.

Creator

Title
Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum papers
Status
Completed
Author
Sherrill Redmon
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Repository

Contact:
Kornhauser Library
500 S. Preston Street
Louisville KY 40292 United States
(502) 852-5766