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This photograph shows the expansion of the Menninger Clinic in its original setting to include the West Lodge and how it was adjoined to the East Lodge. At a time when custodial care or asylums were the only alternatives for the mentally ill, the Menninger family brought a positive commitment to psychiatry. They did not believe that the fate of mentally ill people was to be warehoused; they believed mental illness could be treated.

Date: 1934

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Item Number: 224306
Call Number: Menninger Foundation Photographic Collection, Box 39, #135
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 224306

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