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Norristown Hospital,Origanllyknow as State Lunatic Hospital at Norristown
STEEL MEDICAL APOTHECARY CABINET
with Stainless Steel Top inYELLOW
33" x 20" x 16"
Cool VINTAGE STEEL Medical Institutional CABINET 33 x 20 x 16 - ASYLUM FRESH!
How cool are these medical apothecary cabinets. They would make a great end table, night stand, work station, kitchen cabinet, the uses are endless and only limited by your imagination.
These cabinets are not perfect, they have a few scratches, chips, or dings. We like stuff to not be perfect in our world, we call that character, or patina. You can't fake that stuff, it only comes with a lot of time, use and history. They each have there own story to tell. However,if you like your stuff a little more refined, or refurbished, they would make a great project.
The cabinets are heavy duty, weigh nearly 60 lbs., and come onwheels that can be replaced, or removed to make stationary. They have a single drawer, and single shelf. They are made of paintedsteel, and come in a couple similar variations, and colors. Currently we havesea-foam green, pastel blue and yellow.
We were fortunateto be granted some of the salvage rights to areal piece of history, the Norristown State Hospital. The hospital has a lot of history dating back to the late 1800's. It was both famous, and infamous for many reasons. Below is a short read about some of the cooler things it was know for, like the first Female Chief Physician.
A little History About The Hospital
Norristown State Hospital, originally known as the State Lunatic Hospital at Norristown, is an active state-funded psychiatric hospital located outside the city of Philadelphia in suburban Norristown, Pennsylvania. It was originally designed between 1878 and 1880, by the local firm of Wilson Brothers & Company; of which, the original structure was set in a red brick Victorian High Gothic motif. It remains active for its originally clinical intention, and currently serving Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County, providing clinical services in General Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Additionally, there are various agencies that sublet state hospital buildings for a variety of psychiatric, residential and social services.
A Really Cool TidBit of History
First Female Chief Physician
Norristown State Hospital piloted a different type of administrative hierarchy for hospitals, wherein female patients would be treated exclusively by a female physician. To run this new medical department, they appointed Dr. Alice Bennett to govern over the medical and psychiatric affairs of the new hospital. Dr. Bennett obtained her MD in 1876 from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, where she was later an anatomy instructor until accepting this post at Norristown. She was also awarded a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1880, the first woman in any discipline to achieve this honor. Dr. Bennett was also noted for being politically tied to Susan B. Anthony, whom she corresponded with, and to the early Women's Suffrage movement. Prior to her appointment as Chief Physician, and the completion of her medical education, Dr. Bennett had joined with other clinicians to help found the National Conference of Charities and Corrections in 1874.
During her tenure at the state hospital, she championed several reforms to clinical practice. Paramount to these reforms was the removal of physical and mechanical restraints, which had previously been employed to detain patients. For the year 1895, Dr. Bennett reported that no restraints had been employed by hospital orderlies and no suicides had been committed by the inpatient population. As a matter of therapeutic modality, Dr. Bennett offered a variety of treatments for addressing the ailments of her patients, including: diet, bathing, topical blood letting, stimulants (alcohol), digitalis, opium, chloral, ergot, tonics, and potassium bromide.
Dr. Bennett briefly gained notoriety through her clinical research into various illnesses, most notably Bright's disease (now known as chronic Nephritis). would later resign from the hospital in 1896 over an ethical controversy that surrounded her following her assertion that insanity could be cured through an ovariectomy (removal of the ovaries). Following this professional issue, she did not practice medicine again until 1910.
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