Account of the rise and progress of the asylum, proposed to be established, near Philadelphia : for the relief of persons deprived of the use of their reason : with an abridged account of the Retreat, a similar institution near York, in England.

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Philadelphia : Published by Kimber and Conrad ..., 1814 (Merritt, printer)

Physical description

76 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations (engraving) ; 17 cm

References note

Austin, R.B. Early Amer. medical imprints, 525
Shaw & Shoemaker 32484


Directed to be published at the annual meeting of the Contributors to the Asylum, March 1814
Includes "Plan of an asylum" (originally distributed in December 1812) constitution of the Contributors to the Asylum (adopted in 1813) list of "Monthly meetings [of the Society of Friends] that have subscribed," list of personal contributors, and financial report
The asylum was established near Frankford (now part of Philadelphia) and opened in 1817
"Description of the Retreat ... near York ... abridged from the account ... by Samuel Tuke": p. [19]-76. The complete work was published in York in 1813 and was reprinted in Philadelphia in the same year
Illustration caption: View of the northeast front of the proposed asylum near Philadelphia
Plate signed: Drawn & engraved by W. Strickland, Philada
Film 633 reel 27 is part of Research Publications Early American Medical Imprints collection (RP reel 27, no. 525).

Reproduction note

Microfilm. [Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 1960. 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm



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