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A VISIT TO THE ILLINOIS EASTERN HOSPITAL FOR
THE INSANE



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largest Cottage Hospital system and one of the largest and best
equipped hospitals in the world is located fifty-six miles due south of
Chicago, on the banks of the picturesque Kankakee* River, just up
stream from and adjoining the city of the same name.

Its grounds, comprising nearly a thousand acres, and including two
miles of river frontage, are divided into park, garden and farm.
Its buildings sixty and more are located in the park portion of the
grounds, consisting of about one hundred and sixty acres, and are arranged along
walks and drives which are lined with trees and bordered with grassy lawns
each building or cottage being surrounded with a lawn. Trees and numerous
beds of flowers also adorn the park.

The buildings comprise "The Centre," in which are located the offices, and
in which the subordinate officers reside ; two large buildings on the north for
women and two corresponding ones on the south for men patients. Two infirm-

*Kankakee Indian for " Heautiful Vallev."



aries hospitals for the bodily sick one for each sex. Twelve cottages for men
and ten for women, each with capacities ranging from thirty to one hundred and
sixty patients. In the interior of the plat are located the boiler and engine
houses, laundry, kitchens, bakery, bath house, hose house, shops of various kinds,
storehouses, library and chapel. In addition to the above are the superintend-
ent's residence, general dining-rooms, quarters or residences for employes engaged
in other than the direct work of caring for the insane, workrooms, nightwatch
house, supervisor's residence, farmer's residence, slaughter house, soap house,
vegetable house, ice houses, barns, waterworks and tower, gas house, etc.

A little city in a park is the Hospital in fact. A city of nearly 2,500
souls, of which 2,100 are patients, and the remainder officers and employes.
This little city has its own waterworks; its own gas works; its own stores; its
own electric light plants; its own church; its own theater and amusement places;
its own orchestra and band; its own fire department; its own circulating library
and reading room; its own club house; its own park; its own walks and drives;
its own pleasant nooks by the river side; its own stores, in which nearly everj -
thing is kept in stock and from which everything is issued under strict system;
its own shops, in which repairing of all kinds and manufacturing of many kinds
are carried on ; its own laundry and bakery and slaughter house, each large
enough to do the work of a city; its own ice barns, with a capacity of ten thou-
sand tons ; its own farm, gardens and dairy, and many other conveniences.



Its waterworks has a capacity of 5,000,000 gallons daily, and actually
pumps from 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 gallons daily.

Its streets are lighted with arc electric lights and its buildings with both
gas and incandescent electric lights.

Its officers and employes consist of a board of trustees, a superintendent,
seven assistant physicians, a pathologist, three female and two male supervisors,
one hundred and eighty nurses of the insane, besides many other employes
engaged in general work.

Some idea of the magnitude of the operations carried on may be had from
the following facts: fuel costs from $60 to $200 per day ; 1,300 pounds of meat
suffice only for one day ; thirteen barrels of flour are used daily ; three times as
many meals are served daily in the forty dining-rooms of the institution as in
the largest restaurant in Chicago. The cost of maintenance of the institution
and patients is from $350,000 to $375,000 per year.

The various departments, each with its separate head, comprise medical,
pharmaceutical, pathological, engineering, electrical, musical, carpentering, masonry,
manufacturing, farm, garden, housekeeping, nursing, library, culinary, mending,
repairing, laundry, stores and clerical all subordinated, however, to the one great
work of the Hospital, viz : the care and treatment of human beings afflicted with
that form of disease of the brain known as insanity.



The patients vary in number from 2,000 to 2,100, and consist of all classes
of mental disease and come from the northeast portion of the State, including the
city of Chicago, which alone is represented by nearly 1,200 cases.

The aim of the institution is to provide the best Hospital facilities for the
treatment of the acute insane, and the best* Asylum care for the chronic insane
that the appropriations made for its support will allow.




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CENTRE BUILDINC



SOUTH WING.



NORTH WING.




CENTRE FROM THE SOUTH.




NORTH WING B AND C WARDS WOMEN.




INTERIOR OF ONE OF B WARDS NORTH VIOLENT WOMEN PATIENTS




SOUTH WING "A" WARDS MEN.




INTERIOR WARD A 2 SOUTH MALE.




SOUTH WING B AND C WARDS -MALE.




VIEW WEST ON SOUTH AVENUE.




VIEW NORTHEAST GROUNDS WATERWORKS.




VIEW FROM CENTRE TOWER, LOOKING NORTHEAST.



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VIEW SOUTHEAST FROM CENTRE TOWER.
KANKAKEE RIVER. SUPERINTENDENT'S RESIDENCE




VIEW SOUTH FROM CENTRE TOWER.
UPERINTENDENT'S RESIDENCE. PORTIONS OF PARK AND HOSPITAL GARDENS.




VIEW OF COTTAGES SOUTHWEST FROM CENTRE TOWER.

MEN'S COTTAGES. BATH HOUSE AND FIRE TOWER.

MEN'S SHOPS AND BOILER HOUSE.

BAKERY AND REAR KITCHEN.




VIEW OF COTTAGES, ETC., NORTHWEST FROM CENTRE TOWER.



EMPLOYES' QUARTERS AND WOMEN'S SHOPS.

STOREHOUSES. LIBRARY.

BOILER HOUSE. LAUNDRY.

REAR KITCHEN.



COTTAGES FOR WOMEN.



CHAPEL AND AMUSEMENT HALL.




BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

HON. EDMUND SILL, PRESIDENT.
HON. J. W. ORR. HON. F. D. RADEKE.

A. L. GRANGER- SEC'Y AND TREAS.




SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE.
TENOGRAPHER, MISS NETTIE CARLTON. DR. CLARKE GAPEN, SUPT.



PRIVATE SECRETARY, L. A. BEARD.




EO. C. BOODY.

DR. DELIA H. HOWE.



MEETING OF THE MEDICAL STAFF

DR. A. L. WARNER, CHIEF OF STAFF.
DR. C. G. BUFORD. DR. WM, G. STEARNS.



DR. ISABEL M. DAVENPORT.
DR. C. H. BRADLEY.




PATHOLOGICAL LABORATORY, CENTRE TOWER.
DR. ADOUPH MEYER, PATHOLOGIST.




INTERIOR OF WARD A, 2, NORTH FEMALE.



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ONE OF THE COTTAGES NO. 2, NORTH.




ONE OF THE COTTAGES NO. 7, NORTH.




INTERIOR OF ONE OF THE COTTAGES NO. 6, NORTH.




PARLOR IN CONVALESCENT MALE COTTAGE NO. 1, SOUTH.




INFIRMARY FOR WOMEN.




INFIRMARY FOR WOMEN INTERIOR.




INFIRMARY FOR MEN.



COTTAGE NO. 3, SOUTH.

COTTAGE NO. 1, SOUTH



FIRE TOWER.




INFIRMARY FOR MEN INTERIOR.




LIBRARY INTERIOR READING ROOM.




INTERIOR OF COTTAGE NO. 5, NORTH - FOR WOMEN.




ILLINOIS EASTERN HOSPITAL BAND.
(COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF HOSPITAL EMPLOYES.)




FIRE TOWER AND BATH HOUSE.




BATH HOUSE INTERIOR.

SHOWING SYSTEM OF SHOWER BATHS INVENTED BY DR. GAPEN. CAPACITY, 5OO PATIENTS DAILY.
FILTERED WATER BATH AND PLUNGE.




INTERIOR FIRE-ENGINE HOUSE.



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LAUNDRY INTERIOR.




INTERIOR REAR KITCHEN.
COOKING FOR 1,400 PERSONS DONE IN THIS KITCHEN DAILY.




INTERIOR MEN'S WORKSHOP.

TURNING, CARPET WEAVING, PRINTING, PICTURE FRAMING, HARNESS MAKING, MATTRESS MAKING, HAMMOCKS,

BRUSHES BROOMS, UPHOLSTERING, FURNITURE, SHOEMAKING AND REPAIRING,

WICKERWORK, BASKETS, SCROLLWORK, ETC.




SUMMER HOUSE FRONT LAWN.





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