Our History: In 1905, a Portland hospital got a contract to incarcerate Alaska Natives with mental illness The U.S. contracted with a private hospital in Portland, Oregon, to incarcerate persons with mental illness from the Territory of Alaska. Alaska Natives are among those sent by court order to Morningside Hospital. Many live in the facility […]
Here are 380 death certificates and mortuary records from Portland’s Morningside Hospital, Portland’s psychiatric hospital after the closure of James Hawthorne’s Asylum for the Insane. From the terrific web site MorningsideHospital.com. We’ve just created the initial Wikipedia entry for this essential chapter in the history of mental illness in Oregon @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morningside_Hospital “Prior to statehood, […]
History of Care of Insane in the State of Oregon By O. Larsell Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Dec., 1945), pp. 295-326 DOWNLOAD – History of Care of Insane in the State of Oregon. THE FIRST REFERENCE to insanity among white men in the Northwest occurs in connection with a massacre by the […]
From The Oregonian, August 5, 2012 Among the more than 11,000 dearly departed inhabitants of Southeast Portland’s Multnomah Park Cemetery, friends Eric Cordingley and David Anderson have their favorites: a reputed French madam, a young Norwegian institutionalized for being gay, and Louis Napoleon Lepley — or, as they call him, “Louis the cannibal.” Intriguing as […]
From The Oregonian, May 30, 1937. Not available elsewhere online. READ – Alaska sends insane to Oregon (PDF); about the Morningside Hospital. More about Morningside Hospital here.
Published in The Oregonian, February 28, 1904 – not available elsewhere online. DR. HENRY WALDO COE DEFENDS INSTITUTION AT MT TABOR Says Patients Are Harmless, and neighboring Property-Owners Have No Right to Protest. Philadelphia, PA, Feb 1904 (Letter to the Editor.) — I experience more regret than I can express that I should in any […]