Ohio Memory has published a new post, ““Without Shelter from the Pitiless Blast”: The Central Ohio Lunatic Asylum”
During the first few decades of Ohio’s statehood, there were no facilities for the treatment of people with mental illness. Those who could not be cared for at home were confined in local jails or in the Ohio Penitentiary. In 1835, the Ohio General Assembly passed a law establishing the Ohio Lunatic Asylum, the first state-supported hospital in Ohio […]
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