Snake Pit Psychiatric
Walking around an abandoned psychiatric hospital is always an interesting experience. This facility was built in 1927, and contains several buildings on a large campus in New York. This institution had its own working farm, power plant, and industrial shops, all of which were staffed by patients. This was considered one of the best-planned psychiatric hospitals in the world when it opened. Within a few years, they had begun using procedures such as insulin shock therapy, electroshock therapy, and lobotomies. During its peak in 1959, the hospital had over 9,000 patients and 2,000 employees. Unfortunately, this hospital suffered from many of the same issues as other hospitals during this time period, such as overcrowding, disease and staff shortages.