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State Hospital Asylums

1. The history of Buffalo State Hospital Asylums and what treatment practices and what type of client they served. How many years of operations were they in?

2. The history of Danvers State Insane Asylum Hospital Asylums and what treatment practices and what type of client they served. How many years of operations were they in?

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1. I need to know the history of Buffalo State Hospital Asylums and what treatment practices and what type of client they served. How many years of operations were they in.

Some basic facts about Buffalo State Hospital Asylums (originally Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, and, later, known as Buffalo State Hospital) include:

? Built: 1871
? Henry Richardson was appointed to design the state hospital in 1870, and thus was given an opportunity to display his own style of architecture, which has become known as Richardsonian Romanesque.

? Opened: 1880 (men's wing) and 1895 (women's wing)
? Closed: 1974
? In operation: 94 years
? Age: 138 years old
? Location Genre: Psychiatric
? Governing body: State
? Current Status: Being demolished or renovated
? Located In: Buffalo, NY

? Alternate Names: Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, H.H. Richardson Complex, Buffalo State Lunatic Asylum, Buffalo Psychiatric Center (http://www.opacity.us/site35_buffalo_state_hospital.htm).
Other facts about Buffalo State Asylum:
? The buildings were used for the care and treatment of the mentally ill from 1880 to 1974.
? 125 years after they have been constructed, the two medieval towers still stand tall in the midst of Buffalo, New York - a truly majestic display of the fortitude and grandeur that is The Buffalo State Asylum.

? The dark stone and imposing heights make this hospital's foreboding atmosphere rival that of the asylum in Danvers.
? But rather than tearing it down to pave the way for housing developments, the city of Buffalo has memorialized the building by lighting it at night, using a type of Plexiglass instead of boards to cover the windows, and keeping a close watch over the property.
? Henry Richardson was appointed to design the state hospital in 1870, and thus was given an opportunity to display his own style of architecture, which has become known as Richardsonian Romanesque.
? The Kirkbride layout was used - five wards would step out on either side of a central administration building according to patient's illness type.
? Patients were mentally ill or mentally retared and were treated for mental illness with the latest treatment types.
? Patients were separated by sex, and the most violent patients resided farthest away from administration at the wing tips. ...

Solution Summary

This solution examines the history of Buffalo State Hospital Asylums and Danvers State Insane Asylum Hospital Asylums on several dimensions: their treatment practices. the type of clients they served, as well as how many years of operations they were in.

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