1840: A Revolution in Treatment
1851: A Place for a Cure
1870: Long Term Care
1900: Emerging Treatments
1956: Spiritual Health
1900-1980: Carnivals & Amusements
1900-1960: Life on the Ward
1960-1980: Life on the Wards
1930-1950: New Treatments
1950 to the Present: Drug Therapy
1947: Occupational Therapy
1930-1966: Surgical Treatment
1988: Social Learning Program
1957: Youth Program
1980: Outpatient Treatment
The Hopeful Future
Until 1853, Dr. Turner R. H. Smith, the first superintendent, was the only physician on staff responsible for the medical, moral and physical treatment of each inmate. Smith, who relied on his attendants to help cure his patients, immediately established a cardinal rule of behavior: "Violent hands shall never be laid on a patient, under any provocation." Any personnel who could not adopt this sentiment were unfit to treat the insane and any who violated this principle were "not wanted here."
"Violent hands shall never be laid on a patient, under any provocation."
Dr. T.R.H. Smith
Patients of the asylum out for a walk, c. 1900.
Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society