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Published on Jan 10, 2010
After months of wanting to go back but not alone, I found a friend to go back. We spent the day here taking pictures of the madness that has been laid to rest. The thoughts and ghostly images f the human torture of lobotomies and electroshock therapy are in every hall.
Originally designed to house 12,500 patients on 1,900 acres of land, Pilgrim still holds the record of being the largest psychiatric hospital in the world - its peak patient population at one time was 16,000. The original hospital constructed from 1930-1941, became known for some of the worst cases of human abuse by the medical field has been done here including over 2,000 lobotomies, shock therapy and more. Hundreds of patients died while in their care and now all that remains are these haunting building set to make the hair stand on end of even the bravest of souls.
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