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      Creator:Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania
      Title:Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania medical log books
      Call No:MSS 0096, Item 0126
      Abstract:Opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary introduced a revolutionary system of incarceration, dubbed the Pennsylvania System, in which solitary confinement served as a form of rehabilitation. This collection consists of[...] three volumes of patient information kept at the infirmary of the Eastern State Penitentiary from 1840 to 1868. The volumes present monthly summaries of cases, and provide some remarks based on post mortem examinations.
      Subjects:Medicine--United States--History--19th century | Mental health--History--19th century | Prisoners--Medical care | Prisons--United States--History--19th century