Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Patient Outcomes

  • Colonial madness: The Public Hospital of Williamsburg, Virginia

    Brian Andrew SharplessPullman, United States Although it is widely known that the first hospital in the United States was the Pennsylvania Hospital (founded in 1751 in Philadelphia), few may realize that the first American hospital devoted exclusively to treating the mentally ill was built in Virginia. The Public Hospital of Williamsburg (also known as Eastern…