In state institutions.
State Hospital No. 1, Fulton;
established 1850; 1,250 beds.
State Hospital No. 2, St. Joseph;
established 1874; 1,550 beds.
State Hospital No. 3, Nevada;
established 1887; 1,209 beds.
State Hospital No. 4, Farmington;
established 1903; 626 beds.
Care of the Insane In local
The city of St. Louis provides a small institution
for the care of its insane, while a few mildly insane patients are cared
for at the St. Louis city infirmary.
The Marion county hospital and
the St. Charles county asylum receive insane patients.
who can not be cared for in the state hospitals may be received in the
county almshouses which are under management of the county courts.
SUMMARIES OF STATE LAWS RELATING TO THE INSANE
PREPARED ORIGINALLY BY JOHN KOREN, 1917, Transcribed by: Candi Horton
MISSOURI. Estimated Population, 2,500,000.
No State Board of
Charities exists here; for, though one was established some twenty years
ago, it was soon allowed to die.
There is no Lunacy Commission,
although the number of the insane in asylums exceeds 2,500.
three of these asylums supported by the State,— at Fulton, St. Joseph, and
There is also a large city asylum at St. Louis. The State
Penitentiary is at Jefferson City, with many inmates.
At St. Louis is
a State School for the Blind, at Fulton one for the deaf and a
Training School for Minors and an Industrial Home for Girls have
been recently established.
No report from Missouri was this year
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CHARITIES AND
CORRECTION SIXTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION, SEPTEMBER 11-18, 1889.
ISABEL C. BARROWS Official Reporter of the Conference. BOSTON PRESS OF
GEO. H. ELLIS, 1889- Transcribed by: Candi Horton ©2008
Institution Missouri Listing
Insane Asylum -s1 - Fulton, MO
Deaf and Dumb Asylum -s1 Fulton,
Jasper County - T.B. Hospital
Home for incorrigible Negro Girls -
Reform School for Boys- Boonsville
State Sanitarium - Mount
School for the Blind - St. Louis
School for the Deaf -
Home for Federal Soldiers - St. James
Confederate Home -
Industrial Home for Girld - Chillicothe
Colony for the
Feeble Minded - Marshall
St. Joseph Insane Asylum
Nevada insane Asylum
from: Chillicothe Const., April 13, 1917.
s1- Daily Democrat, Sedalia,
MO Thursday Oct. 23, 1879
Transcribed by: Candi Horton