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State Hospital (Raleigh, N.C.)
Biennial Report of the State Hospital at Raleigh, Raleigh, N. C., from July 1, 1924, to June 30, 1926
Raleigh: Bynum Printing Co., 1926.


The State Hospital, now Dorothea Dix Hospital, opened in 1856 to serve the mentally ill in North Carolina. The hospital's biennial report for the period beginning July 1, 1924, and ending June 30, 1926, provides updates on the status of the hospital's building, patients, finances, and needs. Because a fire destroyed several wards in April 1926, the report notes the importance of rebuilding and the expansion of patient housing. Also included are reports and recommendations from the hospital's department heads, such as the doctors in charge of the female, dental, and epileptic departments. The epileptic colonies in particular saw record numbers of patients and substantial improvements despite this unparalleled growth. Tabular data details patient care, personal information, and movement in and out of the hospital. Other tables chart food and material production.

Monique Prince

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