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1840: A Revolution in Treatment

1851: A Place for a Cure

1870: Long Term Care

1900: Emerging Treatments

1900-1960: Tuberculosis

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

1900: Emerging Treatments

"The old-time political doctor has practically disappeared from these institutions. ...Among medical innovations may be mentioned the employment of women physicians, trained nurses, resident or part-time dentists; the installation of X-ray plants and laboratory equipment; uniform system of examination and history writing; the introduction of occupational therapy; the elimination of seclusion and restraint except in patients who mutilate their persons; and the addition of consulting staffs to the hospitals."

Superintendent M.O. Biggs, 1923

Rocking chair therapy on a female ward, c. 1913.
Rocking chair therapy on a female ward, c. 1913.
Missouri State Archives

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Missouri State ArchivesOffice of the Secretary of State, Missouri