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This black and white aerial view is of the original Menninger Sanitarium. The Menninger Clinic as a sanitarium was established in 1925 with the purchase of a farm house and admittance of 12 patients. Their philosophy was that mental illness could be treated with an integrated medical, psychodynamic, and developmental approach for the total health of patients. The Dr. Menningers did not believe that the fate of mentally ill people was to be warehoused; they believed mental illness could be treated. The Menningers brought hope for troubled persons everywhere.

Date: 1933

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Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium in Topeka, Kansas, 1932 - A view looking south west.Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium in Topeka, Kansas, 1932 - A long distance view looking south east. In the lower right corner, at Sixth and Gage, is the Skelly gas station shaped like an aeroplane.  Note items in Kansas Memory 214884, 214886, and 214885 where the Menninger Lodges can be seen.

Aerial view of Menninger Sanitarium in Topeka, Kansas, 1932 - A view looking south west.

Item Number: 224201
Call Number: Menninger Foundation Photographic Collection, Box 38, #13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 224201

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