Publications and Photos of Historical Interest

Books By Middletown Physicians And About The State Hospital At Middletown

Nursing The Insane by Clara Barrus, M.D., 1908 (428 pp.)
Transactions of the Homeopathic Medical Society of New York State 1902 (382 pp.)
Mental Diseases and Their Modern Treatment by Seldon Haines Talcott, A.M., M.D., Ph.D., 1901(351 pp.)
The Insanity Law of the State of New York 1896 statute (46 pp.)
New York State Hospitals Bulletin 1896 (600 pp.)
Annual Report of the Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital December 5, 1895 (300 pp.)
Annual Report of the State Commission In Lunacy, January 26, 1891 (348 pp.)

Press Accounts On Middletown Homeopathic Psychiatry

Application Of Homoeopathic Principles In The Treatment Of Mental States by Murray Bergman, M.D. September 1935 *
State Commission In Lunacy: Splendid Work Accomplished By It In Five Years New York Times, May 13, 1894
Resume Of The Statistical Reports Of The Middletown State Homoeopathic Hospital from 1874 to 1892 *
Freedom In Medical Matters: The Homeopathic Asylum And The Pauper Insane letter by Seldon H. Talcott, M.D. New York Times, February 24, 1891
State Homeopathic Annual Meeting At The Middletown Insane Asylum New York Times, September 18, 1878
* on the website of Homeopath International

Press Accounts About Middletown Patients

Taken From Insane Asylum: Mrs. T.A. Niven Released From Middletown By Habeas Corpus Proceedings New York Times, December 16, 1900
Weird Hallucinations: Why Mr. Watson Does Not Care To See His Brother-In-Law New York Times, August 13, 1888
A Generous Lunatic New York Times, April 25, 1886
Death Of A Murderer: The Man Who Killed Horatio G. Hall Dies In An Asylum New York Times, April 25, 1886

Buildings and Grounds of Middletown State Hospital

Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital from History of Homeopathy and Its Institutions In America by William Harvey Kings, M.D., LL.D.
Centennial Chronicle of Middletown State Hospital: A Century Of Mental Health Services, 1874-1974 (63 pp.) [VIEW AS ALBUM]
Significance of Street Names On The Middletown Psychiatric Center Campus memorandum, January 6, 1999
"The street names were carefully slected to represent names that reflect our mission of hope and recovery
and to honor significant people in the history and evolution of the mental health movement."

NYS OMH Middletown Psychiatric Center web page July 18, 2007 mirror

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The year is 1939. Who are these women and where are they sitting?

Relatives of the gentleman shown below, Dr. James Bertolette Homan, M.D., age 30, a Villanova U and Hahnemann Medical graduate,
who completed his internship at Middletown Psychiatric Center in 1939, would like to know the identity of the nurses pictured at right, and
exactly where on the MPC campus the photos were taken. One retired MPC nurse replied, "The one girl on the right side sitting in the back
looks like Kate Gibbons who was a supervisor."
If you think you recognize her, the others - or the location - e-mail Christine and Bob.

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Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital, image from National Library of Medicine
From the image database of the National Library of Medicine.