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Undated postcard with sepia toned image of the Still-Hildreth Osteopathic Sanatorium in Macon, Missouri.

Still-Hildreth was the first osteopathic neuropsychiatric institution. It was established on March 1, 1914 by Andrew Taylor Still's sons, Charles E. Still and Harry M. Still, along with A.G. Hildreth.

The back of the postcard lists the sanatorium's "RESULTS IN 840 CASES OF DEMENTIA PRAECOX" as follows: "Admitted within first 6 months of illness: 263 patients, 179 recovered or 68%; Duration of illness 6 months to 1 year: 163 patients, 78 recovered or 48%; Duration of illness 1 to 2 years: 129 patients, 37 recovered or 29%; Duration of illness over 2 years: 285 patients, 57 recovered or 20%. These cases include all the dementia praecox patients that were under treatment for a period of 6 weeks, or longer, regardless of how chronic the conditions were before treatment was instituted."


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Still-Hildreth Osteopathic Sanatorium, Macon, Missouri