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Patient Photos: Children 1923

Here are more pictures of children at Morningside Hospital in 1923. Children were sent to Morningside because they had mental and physical disabilities, many of which we would call developmental disabilities today. This is the diagnosis for a child from Anchorage: “Adrnitted November 7,1925. Anchorage. A native child of four years. Speaks no English. Physical […]

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Who was deported from Alaska and who was at Morningside Hospital?

The preliminary examination of the records shows that Alaskans from all over the state – from Nome to Ketchikan – were sent to the Morningside. Dr Henry Waldo Coe, medical director and owner of Sanitarium Co which operated Morningside Hospital, provided the federal government with a report on the census of the hospital in March […]

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