Hektoen International

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Tag: St. Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin

  • St. Patrick’s Hospital: a legacy of Jonathan Swift

    Linda Slusser Wellington, Ohio, United States   Jonathan Swift by Charles Jervas, 1718 Today, St. Patrick’s Hospital in Dublin, known for the innovative care of its patients provides “Ireland’s largest, independent, not-for-profit mental health services.”1 When founded in 1745 by the bequest of Jonathan Swift, it was the first psychiatric hospital to be built in…