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Virtual "Tour": History of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital 

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Contrast the major waves in treatment over the 89-year history of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital against the experiences of institutional life with direct quotations from patients, staff, and families.

Video, audio, and transcript available below. 

Script, production, and narration by Jennifer L. Bazar

Quotations read by (in order of appearance):

Eric Fath-Kolmes

Jacy Young

Jeremy Burman 

Sheldon Tickeram

Lynne Finlay

Nadine Finlay

Cody Loconte

Kelli Vaughn Johnson

Video version

Run time: 17 min 22 sec

Audio-only version

Run time: 17 min 22 sec

Download the transcript

The Hospital History Project records ongoing research focused on the history of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital. Content is currently being added on a decade-by-decade basis.

For an update on the project, please visit the project's home page.

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