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South Carolina State Hospital

Photo © 2016 David Bulit, South Carolina State Hospital - Columbia, South Carolina

As far back as 1694, it was recognized that there was a need to care for the mentally ill when the Lord Proprietors of the Carolinas decreed they should be cared for locally at public expense. In 1751 the colonial government recognized the mental health need of slaves, and in 1762 the Fellowship Society of