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University of Delaware Library - Special Collections Department [Contact Us]
1840-1868
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Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania.
Extent: 0.41 linear feet (3 volumes)
Opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary introduced a revolutionary system of incarceration, dubbed the Pennsylvania System, in which solitary confinement served as a form of rehabilitation. This collection consists of three volumes of patient information kept at the infirmary of the Eastern State Penitentiary from 1840 to 1868. The volumes present monthly summaries of cases, and provide some remarks based on post mortem examinations. (View full finding aid.)
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Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania medical log books
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Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania.
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UDEL.MSS.096.Item 126
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0.41 linear feet (3 volumes)
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1840-1868
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Opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary introduced a revolutionary system of incarceration, dubbed the Pennsylvania System, in which solitary confinement served as a form of rehabilitation. This collection consists of three volumes of patient information kept at the infirmary of the Eastern State Penitentiary from 1840 to 1868. The volumes present monthly summaries of cases, and provide some remarks based on post mortem examinations.
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