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Friends in Need: The Sharing of Friends Hospital Early Documents

By Natalie Pompilio

The pioneering Quaker founders of Friends Hospital revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill when they opened their asylum in 1813. Now the hospital’s records are available to a wider world as part of Haverford’s Quaker & Special Collections.

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