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Aerial view of construction of the Children's Division of the  Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas - Page

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This photograph shows the 30 bed unit for children 5 to 12 years old in the foreground. The school and activities building is in the center. The top of the photograph shows the 20 bed unit for young adolescents. The 25 acre site also had a lake, two baseball diamonds and 2 play courts. Shortly after opening the sanitarium, the Menningers established Southard School for emotionally disturbed children, following the advice of Karl Menninger's mentor, Boston Psychopathic Hospital's Dr. Elmer Ernest Southard, who told Dr. Karl "not to forget the children."

Date: November 1960

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Item Number: 222347
Call Number: Menninger Foundation Photographic Collection, Box 3 Childrens #8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 222347

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