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Missouri State Institutions

 

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 institutions.
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.
Insane persons 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 2008

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.
There are three of these asylums supported by the State,— at Fulton, St. Joseph, and Nevada.
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 received.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CHARITIES AND CORRECTION SIXTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION, SEPTEMBER 11-18, 1889.
EDITED BY 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, MO

Jasper County - T.B. Hospital
Home for incorrigible Negro Girls - Tipton
Reform School for Boys- Boonsville
State Sanitarium - Mount Vernon
School for the Blind - St. Louis
School for the Deaf - Fulton
Home for Federal Soldiers - St. James
Confederate Home - Higginsville
Industrial Home for Girld - Chillicothe
Colony for the Feeble Minded - Marshall
Farmington Asylum
Fulton Insane Asylum
St. Joseph Insane Asylum
Nevada insane Asylum
All above from: Chillicothe Const., April 13, 1917.
s1- Daily Democrat, Sedalia, MO Thursday Oct. 23, 1879
Transcribed by: Candi Horton 2008

 

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