Description THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.~Hunter S. ThompsonMiddletown Psychiatric Hospital, Midddletown, NY, USA...now abandoned and in a state of decay.Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital was a hospital for the treatment of mental disorders located in Middletown, New York and opened on April 20, 1874. It was the first purely homeopathic hospital for mental disorders in the United States. The hospital employed a number of new techniques for the treatment of mental disorders, most notably the use of baseball as a therapy.The push for a state homeopathic institution for the treatment of mental disorders began in 1866 when John Stanton Gould delivered a speech to the State Homeopathic Medical Society entitled 'The Relation of Insanity to Bodily Disease'. In this speech, Gould asserted that 'It has been my purpose in this address, gentlemen, to bring before you in a clear and specific form the proofs that insanity is always a symptom of bodily disease which it is your duty and ought to be your pleasure to cure.' At the next meeting of the State Homeopathic Medical Society, they passed a resolution to push the New York State Legislature to construct an institution for the treatment of mental disorders along homeopathic lines. The state legislature approved a bill for the establishment of a State hospital in Middletown to use homeopathic therapy methods on April 28, 1870.The hospital opened in 1874 with 69 patients. Henry Reed Stiles became the second superintendent of the hospital in 1875 and introduced strict dietary regimens. From 1877 until 1902, Dr. Seldon H. Talcott was the superintendent and developed a series of occupational therapy for all patients at Middletown. His treatment included art exhibitions, an institutional newsletter written by the patients (The Conglomerate), and athletics. The number of buildings and the number of patients grew reaching over 100 buil
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