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Black-and-white image and color drawing of the Reception Hospital at Howard.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the…


Image of the power plant at the State Institutions.In 1872, work began on the oldest remaining institutional building on the Howard Reservation-the workhouse and house of correction, until recently the minimum security prison. The three-story…


Image of patients in a room at the Reception Hospital at Howard.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution.…


Image of a panoramic view of the State Institutions at Howard.On a hill that rolls gradually up from the Pawtuxet River across Pontiac Avenue stands the Howard Reservation, a campus-like setting that includes Victorian stone structures, numerous…


Images of the operating room and of an operation underway at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they…


Image of nurses with patients on the sleeping porch at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the…


Image of a nurse at the Nurses Station in the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution.…


Image of men working at one of the State Institutions at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the city…


Image of a man sitting in a room at one of the State Institutions at Howard.On a hill that rolls gradually up from the Pawtuxet River across Pontiac Avenue stands the Howard Reservation, a campus-like setting that includes Victorian stone structures,…


Image of men making toys at one of the State Institutions at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the…


Image of men making shoes at one of the State Institutions at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the…


Images of the laundry room at the State Institutions at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the city is…


Image of the visiting room at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution. This effort…


Image of women In the garden at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution. This…


Image of one of the Hydrotherapeutic Rooms at the Reception Hospital.The use of water in treatment of the mentally disordered probably dates back to its use in Greek temples. In 1902 Emmett C. Dent, Superintendent of the Manhattan State Hospital in…


Image of a view down a hallway at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution. This…


Image of a group of men and women assembled at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the…


Image of a greenhouse at the State Institutions.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the city is indicative of…


Image of one of the Hydrotherapeutic rooms at the Reception Hospital.The use of water in treatment of the mentally disordered probably dates back to its use in Greek temples. In 1902 Emmett C. Dent, Superintendent of the Manhattan State Hospital in…


Image of the congregate dining room at the Reception Hospital.The major improvement of the decade before the turn of the century was the appointment of Howard’s first full-time medical superintendent, Dr. George F. Keene, which signaled the…

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