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  • Collection: Bloomingdale Asylum

A copy of this engraving, created as the frontispiece to An Acccount of the New York Hospital, 2nd ed. (New York: Collins & Co., 1811), was in the collection of I. N. Phelps Stokes, from which it was reproduced in his Iconography of Manhattan…

Section of 1891 Bromley Atlas of New York City, edited to show the original land purchases of New York Hospital on the Heights, 1816-1821.

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a national mental asylum in Washington, D.C. He returned to Bloomingdale as Medical Superintendent (the title which superseded "Attending Physician") in 1877 and…

David Tilden Brown was Bloomingdale Asylum Attending Physician, 1852-1877, the longest term for any head of the medical service, and one that ended in turmoil, as the asylum was accused of abuses. The strain of the situation led to his resignation…

Guy Bayley was attending physician of the Bloomingdale from 1830 to 1832, while James MacDonald on leave was visting asylums in Europe

MacDonald was Bloomingdale Attending Physician, 1829-1830 and 1832-1837. He was on leave from 1830 to 1832 for a research tour of the major asylums of Europe.

Neilson was Bloomingdale Asylum Attending Physician from 1819 to 1829. Unlike later Attending Physicians, he did not reside on the campus.

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