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Nominated for: BEST Museum
The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near west side of Indianapolis. The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1895 and inaugurated in 1896, the nineteen-room Pathological Department Building, as it was then called, is equipped with three clinical laboratories, a photography lab, teaching amphitheater, autopsy room, and library.
Tour the museum and then purchase a copy of the book "From Under the Cloud at Seven Steeples 1878 - 1885: The Peculiarly Saddened Life of Anna Agnew at the Indiana Hospital for the Insane" An excellent story of the earlier days of Central State Hospital.
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