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  • Collection: Bloomingdale Asylum

"Report of the number of Patients remaining in the Bloomingdale Asylum on the 31st day of December, 1833, and of those admitted and discharged from that period prior to the 31st day of December, 1834."

Photograph of the main Bloomingdale Asylum building, with its added wings and the adjacent Green Memorial Hall (1881).

Image of the Bloomingdale Asylum Main Bulding, with strolling patients (?) from Sights and Sensations of the Great City (1872).

Idealized picture of the Bloomingdale Asylum's main building painted and then engraved for the New York Mirror. Note the deer in the foreground and the glimpse of the Hudson River in the background.

Fragment of the 1870 manuscript United State census record for the Bloomingdale Asylum. Note the identification of the individual patients' occupations as "insane."

Lyon was Medical Superintendent of the Bloomingdale from 1890 to 1911, It was under his leadership that the asylum moved to White Plains.

Earle was Bloomingdale Asylum Attending Physician, 1844-1849. His tenure probably represents the apogee of the asylum's program of "moral treatment."

Archibald Bruce was Physician to the Lunatic Asylum, while it was still downtown, from 1808 to 1817.

Benjamin Ogden was Attending Phyisician of the Bloomingdale Asylum from 1837 to 1839.

Nichols was Bloomingdale Attending Physician 1849-1852, and then left to found and head a national mental asylum in Washington, D.C. He returned to Bloomingdale as Medical Superintendent (the title which superseded "Attending Physician") in 1877 and…
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