Chronicles of an Institution

125 Years

North Dakota
State Hospital
Museum
"The insane condition shows itself in a wonderful variety of forms, and calls for a great variety of means in treatment, - medical, moral, dietary, and hygiene. I believe in sunshine, diet, air, cleanliness, amusement, sleep, rest, and work. I use as few mechanical restraints as possible, preferring to keep more attendants in the wards than to tie or lock up patients. I believe that patience and gentleness are power."

Superintendent, 1884 Biennial Report