The Generations of Thomas Pine Petznick



Thomas Pine Petznick

Notes for Norman Pine


We find Norman Pine an inmate in the Middletwon Homeopathic Hospital in 1900. He was 27 years old in the 1860 census and living with his parents Smith and Mary Pine. He had previously lived with his brother Newman and worked as a farm hand in 1880.
"Homeopathy actually has a history of successful treatment of various psychological disorders. In 1874 the first public institution for the homeopathic treatment of the insane was opened in New York--the Middletown Asylum for the Insane (later called the State Homeopathic Hospital, at Middletown).
In 1869, the State Homeopathic Medical Society sought to establish a private institution for the homeopathic treatment of the insane, the term in use at the time. Ground for the first building was broken July 13, 1871, and construction begun. Cornerstone laying ceremonies were held on the afternoon of Saturday, October 26, 1872. The architect was Carl Pfeiffer. The asylym complex had three buildings--the main building and pavilions. Corneliue J. Sloat of Middletown was the on-site architect for the construction, and James Willis was the landscape architect. The main building opened April 1874."


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