A page from the intake book from the St. Louis County Insane Asylum detailing why people were admitted and their mental condition

A page from the intake book from the St. Louis County Insane Asylum detailing why people were admitted and their mental condition.

This page from the admittance book at the St. Louis County Insane Asylum (1868) is typical of the time period. Patient histories included a vast array of information about the patient's condition and the conditions of family members. Causes of admittance ranged from "feeble-mindedness" to "acute melancholia."

Courtesy Of Missouri Institute Of Mental Health

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