Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Part 2)

You can find part one of my posts here.

On to the doctor’s quarters!

The restored entrance to the doctor's quarters, complete with plaster rococo moulding. All staff lived on premises, from the janitors to the superintendent.

The restored entrance to the doctors’ quarters, complete with plaster rococo molding. All staff lived on premises, from the janitors to the superintendent.

The common area outside of the doctor's private apartments.

The common area outside of the doctor’s private apartments.

In contrast, here are the nurses' quarters. Each of these two tiny rooms would contain four beds. Eight women who have lived in each room. Since they worked in shifts of 12-hours on, 12-hours off, two women could share a single tiny bed, one sleeping while the other worked.

In contrast, here are the nurses’ quarters. Each of these two tiny rooms would contain four beds. Eight women lived in each room. Since they worked in shifts of 12-hours on, 12-hours off, two women could share a single tiny bed, one sleeping while the other worked.

Here are some of the uniforms and clothing worn by nurses from various eras of the asylum's history.

Here are some of the uniforms and clothing worn by nurses from various eras of the asylum’s history.

Next time, we’ll talk about the various treatments patients underwent.

 

 

 

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