Ward Hall Description, 1883

27 09 2012

Listen to a description of wards at the Oregon State Hospital, published in the October 24, 1883 edition of the Morning Oregonian.





By the Numbers: Oregon State Insane Asylum — Year One

10 08 2010

Within the first year of operation of the Oregon State Insane Asylum (October 1883-October 1884):

541
Patients were admitted (396 men/145 women)
127
Patients were discharged
42
Patients died
17
Patients escaped (only 12 returned)
358 4/9
Was the average daily patient population
12
Wards were in operation (8 for men, four for women)
Source: OSIA Daily Statistics Report 1883-1899.  Oregon State Archives (2/10/7/9)