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ary line, from which it gradually ascends to the west, and is surrounded with the most delightful scenery.

The north wing of this institution was completed and opened for the reception of patients in April, 1872, and is capable of accommodating some 210 patients, exclusive of employees.

An appropriation for completing the building in accordance with the original plans was granted by the legislature in the spring of 1873, and work commenced on the centre building and south wing during the following summer, - The centre building is now completed and occu pied, and it is expected that the new wing will be ready for occupancy by September, 1874, when the capacity of the institution will be doubled.

Number of insane in the State is 2,500 to 3,000, and the capacity of the three State Asylums is less

than 1,100.

For further information address the Medical Superintendent, and see “Abstract of Laws” concerning the commitment of the insane, in another. section.

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Board of Trustees. PresidentC. N. Holden, Chicago. Secretary-R. W. Padelford, Elgin.

Treasurer-Orlando Davidson, Elgin.

Henry Sherman, Elgin.
C. W. Marsh, Sycamore.

Resident Officers.

Medical SuperintendentEdwin A. Kilbourne, M. D. (to whom all communications should be addressed.)

Ist Assistant Physician-Richard S. Dewey, M. D.

Cook County Insane Asylum.

Located at Jefferson.

Under the direction of the Board of County Commissioners.

This institution is intended for the poor of Cook county, principally chronic cases, such as every county in the State is obliged by law to care for.

The Asylum is in charge of a competent physician, and the cases are treated and cared for as they are in any well-regulated insane asylum.

The building will accommodate properly two hundred inmates.

To get a patient admitted to the Asylum he is brought before the County Court, after having been examined by the County Physician, where, if it is proved before a jury that he is both insane and a pauper, the County Agent is directed to take him to the Asylum.


J. W. Tope.

Assistant Physician.

J. C. Skelly.

Bellevue Place.

Bellevue Place is arranged and fitted with special reference to the care and treatment of the insane, and is designed to combine the comforts of a rural, quiet home, with such treatment as ample experience and able council can suggest.

It is located in the town of Batavia, Illinois, near the Fox river, thirty-five miles west from Chicago. It is accessible by the Dixon Branch of the Northwestern Railroad, via Junction Station, and by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, via Aurora.

Bellevue Place is under the immediate medical care of R. J. Patterson, M. D., formerly Medical Superintendent of the Indiana State Hospital for the Insane, late Medical Superintendent of the Iowa State Hospital for the Insane, and Professor of Medical Jurisprudence in the Chicago Medical College. (See ad'art.)

Oak Lawn Retreat for the Insane.

Jacksonville, Ill. Incorporated 1872.

This is a private institution for the care and treatment of the insane.


President-Rev. L. M. Glover, D.D.
H. E. Durimer.

Lloyd W. Brown.
Isaac L. Morrison. F. G. Farrell.
Fleming Stevenson.

Lyman L. Adams.

Superintendent. Andrew McFarland, M. D., LL. D.

(See ad'vt.)


Department of Public Charities of Illinois,

The Board of Public Charities consists of five Commissioners appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice of the Senate, one-fifth of the Board being changed each year.

The duties of the Board are, to visit and examine, at least twice in each year, all the charitable and correctional institutions of the State (excepting prisons) receiving State aid, and ascertain whether the moneys appropriated for their aid are, or have been, economically and judiciously expended ; whether the objects of the institution are accomplished, the laws regarding them complied with, and all parts of the State equally benefited by said institutions.

They are obliged to report in writing to the Gov. ernor, by the 15th December annually, the result of their investigations, with such recommendations as they deem necessary.

They are required to investigate annually the condition of every county and city alms house and place where the insane are kept, and investigate any

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