The Horror that was the Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded
Abandoned mental hospitalPhoto by Jon Butterworth on Unsplash. Even though the Belcher Institute for the Feeble Minded, established in 1922 in Belchertown, Massachusetts, closed its doors in 1992, the horrors that occurred within its walls still echo today.
The Infamous Hospital Where the First Prefrontal Lobotomy Took Place
The Danvers State Hospital, formerly known as the State Lunatic Asylum at Danvers first opened its doors in 1878 during a time when the general public mindset was that the mentally ill could only be properly treated in such institutions. With 40 buildings and a maximum patient capacity of 450, the goal of the Danvers State Hospital was to cure its patients of their psychological issues.