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Archives Week 2019 -- Bloomingdale and Westchester: An Experiment in Moral Management

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019
  • Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • 1300 York Avenue Box 34 New York, NY 10065

Mental health treatment has changed over time, reflecting new studies, research, and societal concerns. Proponents of the moral management philosophy, one of the mental health treatments which emerged in the late 18th century, advocated for humane treatment of patients. Physical restraints were removed, clean and pleasant surroundings were created, and patients were encouraged to engage in recreational activities, manual labor, religious services, and amusements.

This new exhibition highlights documents and photographs from the Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, which demonstrate the implementation of the moral management philosophy at the former New York Hospital’s Bloomingdale Asylum and Westchester Division.

October 2019- March 2020

Weill Cornell Medicine, Main Lobby
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY

For more information on the exhibition, please contact njm4001@med.cornell.edu.

Visit library.weill.cornell.edu/archives to learn more!

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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