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These black and white photographs showing Dr. C. F. Menninger's involvement in many activities in Topeka, Kansas. These interests were reflected in his work as a physician. Includes photographs of buildings in Topeka, Kansas State Board of Health, Reinisch Rose Garden, Christ Hospital. Dr. C.F. Menninger and his sons, Dr. Karl and Dr. Will, formed a group psychiatry practice in 1919. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients. The philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients. His interest in horticulture was reflected not only in his home and garden, but in the development of a horticulture therapy at the clinic. One photograph shows the north side of the 100 block of West Sixth, Topeka.

Date: 1889-1930

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Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests - Dr. C. F.Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests - 1Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests - 2Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests - Dr. C. F. meeting with the Kansas State Board of Health, 1898.  He is the third from the left.Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests - Dr. C. F. served with the Kansas State Board of Health.  He is on the far right in this photograph taken about 1898.Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests - This photograph is of the Oakwood exhibit of peonies which were raised by Dr. C. F. and Flo.  They were the first to raise peonies in Topeka.  One Decoration Day they had 2,000 dozen to sell, according to her book.Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests - This photograph shows a granite boulder being placed in Reinish Memorial Rose Garden in Gage Park.  Dr. C. F. was a vigorous promoter of establishing the garden and helped select the roses for the planting of 4,800 bushes.

Dr. Charles F. Menninger and his interests - Dr. C. F.'s medical office was in the building to the farthest left, 100 block of West Sixth St. He practiced with Dr. Roby.

Item Number: 222074
Call Number: Menninger Foundation Photographic Collection, Box 1, folder 7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 222074

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