South Carolina Lunatic Asylum / State Hospital

1821–2003

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  • Title South Carolina Lunatic Asylum / State Hospital
  • Coverage 1821–2003
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  • Keywords established by the General Assembly in 1821, Dr. James Davis, who became its first visiting physician, nation’s oldest surviving state mental hospital structure and a National Historical Landmark, Two major legislative investigations, in 1909 and 1914, revealed many of the problems, which included unsanitary conditions and horrific mortality rates, especially for black patients,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date October 6, 2022
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 24, 2022
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