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Brattleboro Retreat 1834-1984 150 Years of Caring

Swift, Esther Munroe; Mona Beach

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ISBN 10: 0961325208 / ISBN 13: 9780961325206
Published by The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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xi, 241 pp plus 2 pages of end credits. Extensive b & w illustrations in this chronicle of the Retreat originally modeled on "moral treatment" of mental illness and evolved into a modern psychiatric hospital and treatment center. Embossed stamp of former owner on flyleaf. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 014778

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Title: Brattleboro Retreat 1834-1984 150 Years of ...

Publisher: The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Blue gilt Impressed Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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The Brattleboro Retreat is a vermont Hospital for the insane. This book covers 150 years of caring at that hospital. The book is rich with history and photographs, both vintage and modern, in both black & white, and color. The Brattleboro Retreat, a 1000-acre comprehensive mental health treatment center founded in 1834, consists of 58 buildings and sites, 38 of which are contributing historic structures that date from 1838 to 1938. The complex encompasses large-scaled brick buildings for patient accommodations and therapy, ancillary cottages, residences, spring house, tower, and farm buildings, all set in a scenic environment of landscaped grounds, open meadows, woods, and fields.

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Sheila B. Amdur, Books, 49 Separatist Rd., Storrs Mansfield, CT 06268, an on-line bookseller. Contact me at or 860-208-1480. I am the sole owner of my business and have been selling books for over 30 years. Your business is welcome.

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