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St. Elizabeths Hospital, Blackburn Laboratory

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, St. Elizabeths Hospital - Washington D.C.

St. Elizabeths Hospital was first founded in August 1852 when the United States Congress ordered for the construction of a hospital in Washington D.C. to care for the indigent residents of the District of Columbia and members of the U.S. Army and Navy with brain illnesses. Opening in 1855 as the Government Hospital for the