Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Trans-Allegheny Asylum

  • Caring for the mentally ill: The cycle repeats itself

    Robert BiggarBethesda, Maryland, United States A traveler driving through Weston, a small community in the hills of West Virginia, will find it typical of the hundreds of similar bypassed towns: pleasant but a bit run-down and sliding into poverty and abandonment. However, it has one spectacular and historic monument that lies just off the highway:…