Columbia University Insane Asylum

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I found this reproduction of an old map of Morningside Heights. Apparently, the site now occupied by Columbia University was once an insane asylum. It was called Bloomingdale Insane Asylum. Thanks to SK for sharing this link. Apparently, they also abused their inmates. For anyone who ever wondered.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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One Response to Columbia University Insane Asylum

  1. Jon Awbrey says:

    “There goes the neighborhood,” they said …

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